Category Archives: Indian History

Battle of Asal Uttar-1965 War

Khem Kharan is one of those typical small towns that dot the Indian landscape, located just 5 km from the India-Pakistan border, in Punjab’s Taran Taran district. It has a masoleum of a Sufi saint Pir Baba Sheikh Brahm.  The … Continue reading

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Battle of Burki-1965 War

Barki is a small village located in Pakistan’s Punjab province, right near the border. Just 11 km from the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, and located on the banks of the BRB(Bambawali-Ravi-Bedlan) Canal or Ichogil Canal.  This sleepy little … Continue reading

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1965 Indo-Pak War- Aerial Conflict

Continuing my series on the 1965 War,I had earlier covered Operation Gibraltar and Operation Grand Slam in the run up to the war. In this post I take a look at the aerial conflicts in the war. As I had mentioned … Continue reading

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Operation Grand Slam-1965 War

I had earlier written on Pakistan’s failed Operation Gibraltar,  where it’s ambitious attempt to foment an internal insurgency in Kashmir, was foiled by the Indian Army. However Pakistan did not give up it’s attempts, and launched another ambitious mission, Operation … Continue reading

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Battle of Pratapgarh

    Pratapgarh, the fort that started Shivaji Maharaj’s victory quest, located in Satara district, aroud 23 km west of Mahabaleshwar.  Standing 1080 metres above sea level, on a narrow spur between the villages  of Par and Kinesvar, the fort … Continue reading

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Ranjit Singh- Capture of Lahore

After the passing away of Aurangzeb in 1707, the Mughal Empire fell into a state of disarray with weak rulers and constant intrigues. Revolts broke out all over with the Rajputs in Western India, the Marathas in Central India, carving … Continue reading

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Vellore Mutiny

Typically the 1857 Revolt, is often seen as the first large scale armed revolt against the British rule, and is often the most discussed one too. But around 50 years before this, there was an equally bloody revolt on July … Continue reading

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