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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Second World War


NFSU to join hands with US agency to recover remains of WWII personnel

May 31, 2021 1:43 am

As per the MoU, the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA) under the DOD will come to India to trace, recover and identify the missing personnel of US Army of World War II in India.

70 years after court martial, documentary seeks redemption for ‘Hero of Poonch’

January 19, 2021 12:24 pm

Brig Pritam Singh, who had been awarded the Military Cross for bravery during the Second World War, had led a year-long dogged defence of Poonch (J&K) in 1947-48 against Pakistani invaders. However, he was court martialled in 1951 due to professional rivalry and intrigues.

Life has triumphed over death in Hiroshima, but memories and stories remain

August 07, 2020 10:12 am

Shashi Tharoor writes: When the museum commemorates its 65th anniversary this year, 75 years to the day after the A-bomb fell, it will help the world to keep its own memories intact — so that humankind can, through these searing reminders, ensure it never suffers or witnesses the horror of nuclear bombing again.

WWII mourned: German President expresses remorse, warns about dangers of nationalism

September 02, 2019 3:22 pm

``This war was a German crime,'' President Frank-Walter Steinmeier told Poland's top leaders, US Vice President Mike Pence, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders at a 80th anniversary ceremony marking World's War II's outbreak.

WWII military parade: Ambitious China, divided Asia, uncertain India

September 04, 2015 8:07 am

In most societies, the past is never really past. It is continually put to political use by governments in pursuit of a current political objective. China is no exception.

China’s 300,000 troop cut: Expect better air and sea power

October 07, 2016 5:06 pm

At 2.3 million active-duty personnel, China has one of the largest active-duty militaries in the world.

Assamese, Manipuri, Naga authors have kept alive World War II fought 70 years ago

May 08, 2015 7:47 pm

In Assam, a whole generation of writers had written interesting novels, short stories, poems and plays with the War as the backdrop.

US team in Assam village in search of remains of WW-II aircraft

October 30, 2014 12:05 pm

The B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber that was flown primarily by the US towards the end of World War II.

Out of my mind: Honouring Gandhi

October 19, 2014 1:20 am

The last time he came to London was in 1931 for the Second Round Table Conference.

Rediscovery of India

October 19, 2014 12:43 am

Jason Scott Tilley shows India of today alongside the nation of the ‘40s as captured by his Anglo-Indian grandfather.