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    Pakistan Navy Role In 1965 War

  • Pakistan Navy holds biennial war games

    KARACHI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood said on Monday that with the operationalisation of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Gwadar Port the responsibilities of Pakistan Navy would increase manyfold...

    Speaking at the opening session of the Pakistan Navy’s biennial war games, Shamsheer-i-Bahr VI on Monday, he said he expected exercises to meet such challenges would be included in the conduct...

  • Karachi’s role in Royal Indian Navy mutiny explored

    KARACHI: To mark the 70th anniversary of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny that took place on Feb 18, 1946, the Perween Rahman Lecture Series organised a talk by researcher Aslam Khwaja, which delved into the role the city of Karachi played at the time of the mutiny...

    “Both fronts played an integral role in the mutiny and during clashes in Karachi 14 Indian naval officers and over a dozen civilians lost their lives,” he said...

  • US Navy reactivates Cold War era fleet for Atlantic

    WASHINGTON: A top US navy admiral announces the re-establishment of the US 2nd Fleet — a Cold War command disbanded in 2011 — to patrol the North Atlantic and face a resurgent threat from Russia...

    “Our National Defence Strategy makes clear that we’re back in an era of great power competition as the security environment continues to grow more challenging and complex,” said Richardson, according to a navy statement...

  • Royal Navy’s ‘Guided Missile Frigate’ arrives, crew pays respects to war dead

    KARACHI: The crew of HMS Argyll, the Royal Navy ship which arrived here on Saturday, paid their respects to Commonwealth military officers who fought and died in this region in the World War-I and World War-II and laid to rest in Karachi...

    Speaking after the ceremony, the British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew, said: “I am privileged today to remember the sacrifices of the war dead, whose towering legacy remains as important today as...

  • PAF & 1965 war

    These were the heady days of September 1965...

    This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war...

  • Modi govt plans 1965 war carnival

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rightwing Hindu nationalist government has ordered India’s armed forces to organise a ‘carnival’ to mark 50 years of a war with Pakistan in 1965, The Telegraph reported on Tuesday...

    “From September 1 to September 23 this year, on days coinciding with the duration of the war, the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force have been directed to organise tableaux, exhibitions, processions, public...

  • Khwaja Khizr: The saint who 'saved' Rohri, Sukkur and Lansdowne Bridge during the 1965 War

    I was lost in thought as we were speeding by Rohri and its beautiful pre-Partition houses and their enigmatic wooden balconies, when I heard our driver ask me “Adi, do you know how this bridge and cities were saved during the 1965 War?”“No, I don’t,” I replied, rather ashamed of my lack of general knowledge...

    During the Indo-Pak War of 1965, when Indian planes came to bombard this strategically important bridge, people noticed...

  • 1965 war hero Daudpota passes away

    KARACHI: Air Marshal Mohammad Abdul Azim Daudpota — a former governor of Sindh, 1965 war veteran and ex-chairman of the Pakistan International Airlines — died in Karachi on Monday...

    He joined the Pakistan Air Force Academy at Risalpur in July of the same year...

  • India’s propaganda and 1965 war

    IT is ironic that this year the Indian government is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its ‘victory’ in the 1965 war, though various accounts of their own diplomats, scholars and researchers make it clear that it was a deadlock before the UN declared a ceasefire on September 22, 1965...

    Jaswant Singh, one of India’s topmost diplomats who has served as the finance and the defence minister in his book, India at Risk — Mistakes,...

  • Literary notes: The 1965 war and Pakistani Urdu literature

    So it is not only the soldiers that fight a war, but it is the nation as well...

    When the United States joined in the First World War, for instance, the public sentiments quickly turned in favour of US intervention, backed by the intellectuals and philosophers such as John Dewey, and even the ones with the leftist leanings echoed the nationalist feelings...

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