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How the Soviet Union Helped India Win the 1971 War

It is a timely reminder that when faced with twin threats, India has succeeded by wisely choosing allies, points out Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, Prime......

Salute This Hero of the 1971 War!

'Our men had suffered so much pain for the independence of other people in a foreign land.'Air Commodore Nitin Sathe continues his fascinating year-long series on the 1971 War, 50 Years On.......

1971 War: A brave Dakota pilot's contribution

'We flew all missions in the first part of the war at low levels; that is at 300 to 500 feet above the ground.''These sorties were no doubt stressful since the pilots and crew had to look out for......

India, Bangladesh can revive Bay of Bengal dynamism

The South Asian nations could script a new history of cooperation and prosperity that could serve as an example for other nations, notes Dr Rahul Mishra. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas......

When the IAF trained Pakistani pilots!

Air Commodore Nitin Sathe discovers how the IAF trained Pakistani air force pilots, during the 1971 War, which led to the birth of the Bangladesh air force. IMAGE: An Indian Air Force Chetak......

Noted economist Samar Sen dead

Dr Samar Sen, one of India's foremost and earliest agricultural economists, passed away on Wednesday. He was 88. He had been ailing for some time.Dr Sen is survived by his wife, Anita, and two......

The Indore Test and more in numbers

Rajneesh Gupta presents the numbers from the Indore Test. IMAGE: Ravichandran Ashwin, right, celebrates a wicket with Virat Kohli. Photograph: BCCI Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed......

Stats: When cricket tours ended abruptly!

The West Indies players walk back to the pavilion after the toss in the fourth ODI in Dharamsala. Photograph: BCCI The West Indies cricket team pulled out of the remaining part of its India tour......

India-Pakistan Tests dossier

Test series summary SeasonFromToHostTestsInd wonPak wonDrawnSeries won by1952-5316 Oct 195215 Dec 1952Ind5212Ind1954-5501 Jan 195501 Mar 1955Pak5005Drawn1960-6102 Dec 196013 Feb......

Multan Test, Statistical Highlights

This Test was the 1693rd in cricket history. Itwas India's 372nd and Pakistan's 300th Test overall. Pakistan became sixth country after England (818), Australia (651), West Indies (407), India......

Records tumble as Kiwis amass 563

Records tumbled as New Zealand piled up a huge first innings total of 563 on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan on Saturday. Pakistan, in reply, were 118 for two at the close with......
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