Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Indian side of state

Continuing from: Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Pakistan’s Gains  Even though the gains of aggression to Pakistan were valuable and important, the territory still left with India was of much greater extent, value and importance. It included Kashmir Valley and parts of Uri and Titwal sub- divisions of Muzzafarabad district in Kashmir province, four eastern […]

A new trail

Next morning, I woke up to the sound of a car’s engine at around 7. Jamaica’s foreigner guests were leaving and he was going to see them off till Batal. By that time, I had made up my mind to go back to Delhi. I had forgotten to mention it before that some areas near […]

Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Pakistan’s Gains

Continuing from Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Causes of India’s Failure at U.N. The gains made by Pakistan in the first Indo-Pak war were considerable and significant- from every point of view. Militarily, she could claim to have scored a tactical victory over a much bigger and stronger India. At a much less cost in men […]

Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Causes of India’s Failure at UN

Continuing from Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Nehru’s blunders in UN But it would be wrong to put the whole blame for this near unanimous disregard of Indian complaint on the power politics of the two blocs which was reflected in their attitude and voting at the U.N. on invariably all issues. India’s handling and presentation […]

Hospitality of Gaddi shepherd

I rested in the camp for a while, enjoying some idle chit-chat with the new tourists till it got completely dark. It was just a half past 7 then. The rain had nothing to dissipate the clouds and the sky was completely overcast. I told Sunny to not prepare any food for me and left […]

Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Nehru’s blunders in UN

Continuing from Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Abdullah’s lies and opportunism Instrument of accession executed by Maharaja Hari Singh was similar to such instruments executed by the rulers of other acceding states. There was no scope for ifs and buts in it. According to it the accession was full, final and irrevocable and not in any […]

Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Abdullah’s lies and opportunism

Continuing from Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Accession To India   The facts given above do not point to any worth mentioning role of Sheikh Abdullah in the defense of the valley. But most of the books written on the subject have projected Sh. Abdullah as the real savior of Kashmir. This depiction of his role […]

No mountain too high

Continuing from my previous post: I felt silly sitting idle in the camp. So after a bit of rest,  walked out towards Chandrataal again at around five. At the lake, I met two local shepherds, one of which turned out to be Pradhan ( local title for Chief). He seemed agitated as an idiot had […]

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