Israel helped India in 1971 war, says book

Israel helped India in 1971 war, says book

India may not have had diplomatic ties with Israel but New Delhi quietly sought and got arms from Tel Aviv as it prepared to go to war with Pakistan in 1971, a book has revealed. The book, 1971, by scholar Srinath Raghavan offers fresh insights into the 14-day war...
Winston’s Hiccup

Winston’s Hiccup

                          “I think I’ll write a book today,” the writer Georges Simenon was said to tell his wife at breakfast. “Fine,” she would reply, “but what will you do in the afternoon?” Winston Churchill was similarly...
KASHMIR – A blind spot for how long?

KASHMIR – A blind spot for how long?

In his autobiography “A Fortunate Man”, the late Ismail Meer whom Nelson Mandela had described as a man of great integrity and a close friend, made a very poignant observation: “India is free of the British, I thought, but British domination remains”. Though it was...