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A "clean chit" after BJP tortured a decorated officer for years

My father, Suhas Gokhale, was arrested by Modi govt on the eve of his retirement. He had finished his work on the last day of his 30-year-service and was looking forward to his retirement parade the next day (1/18)
It was an especially poignant moment for my father who served 14 of his 30 years in uniform in a state of partial paralysis after being injured in the line of duty. Allegedly on orders from the PM & Mah. CM, they arrested him at midnight - the night before his retirement (2/18)
When his fellow officers were at the retirement parade in the morning, he was thrown into jail. He kept pleading that he be allowed to attend his parade at least but they said no. But directions from “saheb” in Delhi were clear - don’t let him have a graceful retirement. (3/18)
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Today on #KargilVijayDiwas a thread about the Kargil war ,Inputs courtesy Jammu Kashmir Study Centre @JammuKashmirNow
The location of Kargil,national Highway connecting Srinagar to Leh which was the bloodline of supplies to Ladakh and Siachen was targetted.
The Indian Army operation was named Op Vijay
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Bodies battered and minds shattered;
They carried on 'coz Victory mattered

The heights stay frozen, not with ice;
But by their blood and sacrifice

Sons and fathers, like you and me;
Conquered the peaks and set them free

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Its #KargilVijayDiwas today

Do you have any street, junction, stadium, learning or sports center in your city names after martyrs of Kargil conflict?

A total of 522 Jawans martyred in 1999 including 22 officers

A total of 1754 Jawans martyred up to 2002 including 108 officers
Few know that ABV led NDA govt decisively failed on many fronts during the #Kargil conflict

Yes, India won the conflict

But we paid a huge price

Govt grossly underreported the death of soldiers and officers during the conflict and only shared full figures in 2002
The conflict went on for over 2 months

It was an occupation of Indian territory by Pakistan but PM Atal hesitated to declare war

Even when India finally reclaimed the lost territories, Indian Army was not allowed to cross LoC and hunt down the enemy
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India. A nation with rickety legs walking on a treadmill, constantly looking over its shoulder. WEAK and UNSURE. And going NOWHERE.

Sorry about this, @Israel. Perhaps we need some more time to learn how to treat our true friends. Bear with us, please.
@Israel Disagree with you, though, @sushantsareen, on your suggestion that @MEAIndia should at least have abstained. Abstaining is the hallmark of the weak, of cowards:
Maybe @MEAIndia should junk Satow and read a bit of Naipaul.
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Hi @Mid_Day, that's a Gripen. Neither the Indian Air Force nor the Pakistan Air Force operate any.
Hi @TimesOfIndia, why a 'representative image' of an F-35 though?
Hi @WIONews, that isn't a Sukhoi-30, that's a Jaguar.
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