Anecdotes from 1947-48 War

Brig. Suresh C. Sharma

The first post-independence war that India fought is the Indo-Pakistani war of 1947-48.  This war fought over the possession of the land of Kashmir has become a procrastinating, a never-ending affair in the history of India.  It seems like the battle of two warring and separated brothers who will bleed to death, leaving their families wailing and mourning, but will not want to negotiate and come to any kind of settlement.

Brig. Suresh Sharma narrates some lesser-known anecdotes of the 1947-48 War.  Continue reading

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Indo-Pak War 1971 – Some Reminiscences

History records the India-Pakistan war of 1971 as the shortest war lasting 13 days – December 3 to 16, 1971.  It was an unfortunate civil war for the liberation of East Pakistan which had given a call for secession from the unity of Pakistan on March 26, 1971.  Whether long or short, a war is a brutal event that leaves only destruction and sorrow.  Liberation and freedom that follow are like a side-dish accompaniment to the main menu.

Brig. Suresh C. Sharma takes us through some foregoing episodes to the war. Continue reading