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Govt readies ‘reader-friendly’ account of India’s wars & ops


  • It was felt that there was a need to make the war histories “more readable” because the official ones are “too technical and full of military jargon” and meant primarily for experts.
  • “The idea is to educate students and future generations about contributions made by the Indian armed forces, in pre- and post-Independence eras as well as in counter-insurgency operations and UN peacekeeping missions,” said a senior defence ministry official.
  • Release of the new war histories will kick off on September 1 with an account of the 1965 war, in keeping with the government plan to celebrate its 50th anniversary from August 28 to September 26 as “a great victory” over Pakistan.
  • The government launched the project after taking note of the worldwide commemoration of the centenary of World War I, which saw a million Indian troops fight under the British flag from Sonne and Flanders in France to Gallipoli and Canakkale in Turkey.

Source: TOI

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