British India’s announcement to maintain peace with India.

Keep a bit of India.

When the British were leaving India, Churchill insisted the then viceroys to keep a bit of India. (Read Transfer of Power Papers as extracted by Wali Khan in his book ”Facts are facts.”) His wish was duly complied.

To begin with on 14 June 1945 Lord Wavell announced a plan for a new Executive Council in which all members except the Viceroy and the Commander in Chief would be Indians. This executive council was to be a temporary measure until a new permanent constitution could be agreed upon and come into force.

At the same time, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, a non practicing Muslim, who was being cultivated as a Muslim Leader and sole representative of Muslims, was told to be ready for partition of India. According to Wavell, he feared a mutiny in Army and he prepared a plan to relocate all British personal to Karachi which was to be retained as British India under the British stooge Jinnah. The existing parties representing Muslims in Punjab and today’s KPK were sidelined rather forced to accept Jinnah as their leader, even though they were running popular Governments. This British India was named Pakistan.

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Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year 2022.

My Best Wishes to all:


समानी व आकूति: समाना ह्रदयानि व:।
समानमस्तु वो मनो यथा व: सुसहासति॥

 samānī va ākūti: samānā hradayāni va:।
samānamastu vo mano yathā va: susahāsati॥

Hindi translation 

 हमारा उद्देश्य एक हो,  हमारी भावनाएँ सुसंगत हो। हमारे विचार एकत्रित हो।

जैसे  इस विश्व के, ब्रह्मांड के विभिन्न पहलुओं अौर क्रियाकलापों में तारत्मयता  अौर एकता है ॥

English translation

 United be your purpose, harmonious be your feelings, collected be your mind, in the same way as all the various aspects of the universe exist in togetherness, wholeness.

All the best to all those who have survived 2020 and 2021.

The Unfinished Business of the 1971 War

A good summary of events.

Tenacious Hellpussy

The signing of the Instrument of Surrender

On December 16, 1971, Lieutenant-General A.A.K. Niazi, the Commander of the Pakistan Eastern Command, signed the Instrument of Surrender in Ramna Race Course in Dacca which was signed and accepted by  Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of India’s Eastern Command. This formally concluded the military conflict that is usually called the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. However, this nomenclature elides and even eclipses several distinct wars that culminated in Pakistan’s surrender. Oddly, while biographic accounts, which are frequently blatantly self-serving,  there are relatively few empirically robust accounts of this conflict, most of which focus upon the most visible dimension of the war: that between Pakistan and India. 

These lacunae are important because these other battles that culminated in the bilateral conflict continue to cast shadows over the region that are as long as those of the 1971 conflict between India…

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The mystery behind death of CDS Gn. Bipin Rawat.

India’s first Chief of Defence Staff dies in Helicopter crash!

Death is raining everywhere. Yesterday it struck on Indian Defence Service killing 13 members in an air crash in south of India. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) on the Air Force helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. According to him, General Rawat was on his scheduled tour. On Wednesday at 11.48 a Mi-17 helicopter took off. Air Traffic Control lost its control at around 12:08 am. Later some people saw this helicopter in flames. A rescue team of the local administration reached. All the people that were removed from the remains were taken to the Military Hospital in Wellington. 13 out of 14 people died in the accident. Rajnath Singh condoled the death of 11 army officers including Bipin Rawat and wife Madhulika Rawat.

Apart from four crew members, the other passengers on board were Rawat’s wife Madhulika, Brig LS Lidder, Lt Col Harjinder Singh, NK Gursewak Singh, NK Jitendra Kr, L/Naik Vivek Kumar, L/Naik B Sai Teja and Hav Satpal. The helicopter was piloted by Wing Commander Prithvi Singh Chauhan, the Commanding Officer of the 109 Helicopter Unit at Air Force Station, Sulur.

All victims of crash have suffered burn injuries. The Mi-17V5 is considered one of the “safest” and “most modern” military transport helicopters. One must wait for the detailed investigation, but the past record of the helicopter model shows it is impeccable and 100% reliable.

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Remembering Jihad on Mumbai on 26/11

In 2008 on 26 November a terror strike took place on Mumbai.10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamist terrorists aka Jihadi organisation from Pakistan, carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai.

The attacks, started on Wednesday 26 November and lasted until Saturday 29 November 2008. A total of 175 people died, including nine attackers, and more than 300 were wounded.

I have written about it before including the disclosures made by RVS Mani in his book “The Myth of Hindu Terror”. He has written another fictional account of events of that day in his another book titled “Deception”.  I will try to read it too.

Rakesh Marya was in Mumbai police and acted as incharge of Anti Terror Squad in 2011 and rose to become police commissioner of Mumbai in 2014. After retirement he has written a book titled “Let Me Say It Now”. He has made disclosure that police was not trained as per rules in 2008 as ammunition rounds were not made available for training for years. Yet Tukaram Omble the Asstt. Police Inspector braved a spray of bullets and caught Azmal Kasab read handed.

In 2008 and upto few years back, it was accepted as a terrorist attack with further tagline “Terror has no religion”.

However the Pakistan’s Cabinet Ministers like Fawad Choudhary and Sheikh Rasheed have clarified on camera and in Parliament that it is a Jihad which is the right of every Muslim. So it was Jihad. We know it but some politicians still do not agree. That is an interesting position and raises more questions.