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The India-Pakistan War of 1971 turned the INS Vikrant into one of India’s shining #war heroes but #didyouknow that this legendary aircraft carrier started life as the HMS Hercules in the Royal Navy? That didn’t stop her from winning glory for the #IndianNavy! 1/10
It seemed as if the Vikrant - India’s first aircraft carrier - would never see action. She was 28 years old when she played a pivotal role in the ‘Bangladesh War’ of 1971; she was in poor shape; and her speed was just 25 kmph, almost half her designed speed. 2/10
But this didn’t stop the old #warship from undergoing sea trials and the rigorous training of her crew, air squadrons and their pilots, in preparation for the impending #war that pitted #India against #Pakistan for the liberation of East Pakistan, or #Bangladesh. 3/10
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Can a lip-smacking chicken #curry be used as a tool for #revolution? Believe it or not but Rash Behari Bose, an #Indian revolutionary, did just that while on the run in #Tokyo. Bose was born #OnThisDay in 1886. 1/8
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During the early 20th century, the #British in #India were feeling the heat as there was an upsurge in revolutionary activities during India's #freedomstruggle. A revolutionary from #Bengal, Bose played an important part in the movement. 2/8
He was involved in the assassination attempt on Lord Hardinge in 1912 and the failed Ghadar Mutiny of 1915. He escaped to #Japan and lived there under an assumed name and identity. 3/8
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#DidYouKnow that the modern version of badminton originated in ‘Poona’, or Pune in Maharashtra? It was a pastime for bored British army officers, their families and friends, and was first played in the backyards of their sprawling bungalows. 1/7
#Badminton #sports
Invented in the mid-19th century, badminton was named ‘Poona’ after the city of its origin. But its earliest version goes back 2,000 years to a game called jeu de volant, played in #Greece and #China. Here, a shuttle-like object was smacked with the feet. 2/7
In Poona, #British officers changed the sport radically by introducing a net to divide the court. They also used a leather shuttlecock, which they hit with wooden racquets. This version of the game was first played in 1867. 3/7 #Indianhistory
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#OnThisDay, in 1951, the famous Somnath Temple in #Gujarat was restored to its former glory. In the words of the then President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, it proved that “the power of reconstruction is always greater than the power of destruction". 1/9
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The Somnath #Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva as ‘Lord of the Moon’, has been one of the most sacred shrines in #India for over 1,500 years. Due to its fame as a centre of wealth, it was attacked and plundered by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni in 1026 CE. 2/9
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A few years after this infamous sack, the temple was restored and continued to serve as an important pilgrimage centre. But over the centuries, the temple was attacked and plundered repeatedly. 3/9
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How many of you know indian presence in australia 5000 years ago? #Thread #leavearetweet
Between 5000 and 4000 years a new genetic signature entered Australian aboriginals lineages. ( they were true natives of this land not the Europeans) #indianhistory
This means about 5000 and 4000 years ago the Australian aboriginals came in contact with indians who had somehow managed to reach australia. Today the aboriginals has 10-12% of indian genetics if you examine the dna. #australia
And other changes also happened australian wild dog dingo also appeared in Australia's fossile record at the same time 5000 years ago and if you look at this dog this dog just look likes any indian street dog
Brownish yellowish dog. #indianstreetdog Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/25/2022
Chaotic death recording during the pandemic could mean thousands were WRONGLY blamed on Covid | Daily Mail Online…
#COVID19, #CauseOfDeath, #TerminallyIll
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Do you have the guts to hear the real history?
If yes, then watch till the end and don't skip!!!!

Video source- 'Why I Killed Gandhi' movie, available on Limelight Media.

#nathuramgodse #mahatmagandhi #realhistory #Indianhistory

@Mansi1253 @doctorrichabjp @Sanjay_Dixit
Godse gave a detailed explanation for his act of assassination of Gandhi during his high-profile trail held at the Red Fort at Delhi. The statement however was kept away from public by the hegemony of the Indian National Congress.


@Pratyangira1 @TrueAzadi @VImvinit007 @OnlineRajan__ @DetheEsha @SonaGkp @thebrajeshs @VandanaIndian7
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1/2 VASUDHAIVA KUTUMBAKAM! A forgotten chapter of #IndianHistory. World War II—when #Hitler attacked Poland 500 women & 200 children wr put on a ship.The wandering ship ws refused to b docked at any port—till it reached JAMNAGAR,Gujarat. Thanks to Compassionate king of Jamnagar!
2/2 His name ws Jham Sahab Digvijay Singh. He provided refugees with shelter and gv free education to their kids. They stayed for 9 yrs, later returned to Poland. One of the kids later became PM of Poland. Poland honoured the noble king by naming roads & schemes after him.
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The 3rd #thread in the series on the history of Firearms & Gunpowder Use in Indian subcontinent.

This thread covers the period, in which Indian powers underwent modernisation & military reforms.

#Gunpowder #History #Hindutva #MilitaryHistory Image
Maratha & Mysore armies started modernising in the 1760s & 70s. British accounts state, that Marathas had rocket technology before Mysore's Tipu Sultan.

Maratha rockets 'annoyed' the British in the First Anglo-Maratha War (1775), whereas British faced Mysore rockets in 1792. Image
Modern manufacturing processes, training and logistics required a substantial financial cost.

In the 1780s, Mahadji Scindia consolidated his hold over north India. He hired Benoit de Boigne, a Frenchman, to reorganize his finances and training.

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Roman chronicler Claudius Aelianus (mid-second century AD) wrote A Collection of Miscellaneous History; (translated by McCrindle) wherein he says the following regarding Ox races in India 👇 @dhingramahima9 @AartiAuthor @VaruKrutika @icedtea28 @harshasherni @apparrnnaa :-
“Oxen races: C. xxiv. The Indians make much ado also about the oxen that run fast; and both the king himself and many of the greatest nobles take contending views of their swiftness, and make bets in gold and silver, and think it no disgrace to stake their money on these animals.
They yoke them in chariots, and incur hazard on the chance of victory. The horses that are yoked to the car run in the middle with an ox on each side, and one of these wheels sharp round the turning-post and must run thirty stadia...
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On #WorldHeritageDay I showcase the soul of #Dogra people & the epicentre of their modern history. The images will also reveal how if you want to squash a voice, you erase their history & self-esteem. This site has been a victim of loot, pillage & arson. #MubarakMandi #Jammu
The #MubarakMandi Palace complex holds 300 yrs of Dogra history within itself. With over 20 palaces built over 200 years starting at 1710 it is unlike any other. From here the Dogra rulers reigned over their sprawling kingdom.
For over 200 years, they ruled over an area that stretched from the Pir Panjal mountain range in the north, the plains of Punjab to the South to Ladakh & Tibet in the east.
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The #CholaEmpire at its greatest extent, during the reign of Rajendra Chola I in 1030 CE.
The #CholaDynasty was one of the longest-ruling dynasties in the history of southern India.
300s BCE–1279 CE.…
During the period 1010–1200, the #CholaEmpire stretched from the Andaman/Sri Lanka/Maldives to territories of Malaysia,Thailand & Indonesia
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Instrument of Accession of Jammu & Kashmir to the Union of India signed by Mahraja Hari Singh. Oct1947
1947-1948s: Nehru inspecting the Women's Militia (Women's Self-Defense Corps).
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
As per resolution passed by Parliament(1994), Entire J&K including PoK is integral part of India
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Hinduism expansion in Asia, from its heartland in Indian Subcontinent, to the rest of Asia, started circa 1st century
Greater India was the historical extent of the culture of Hinduism & Buddhism beyond the Indian subcontinent.
Ruins of Ayutthaya Temple in Wat Cha Wattanaram, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand which was named after Ayodhya.
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Lt. Col. Hari Singh of the India's posing outside a captured Pakistani police station in Lahore.
Indian army in the #IndoPakWar1947.
Major General Syed Ahmed (R) offers his surrender of the Hyderabad State forces to Major General J.N.Chaudhuri.
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Devi Mahatmya ManuScript in #Sanskrit on palm-leaf, Bhujimol script, Bihar or Nepal, 11th century.
Rigveda (padapatha) Manuscript in Devanagari on paper, early 19th century.
Indian miniature painting of Bhagwan Varaha, avatar of Bhagwan Vishnu, Chamba circa 1850.
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Ashoka the Great's Empire after Kalinga War C.265 BCE, was the major power at that time.
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Location of #KalingaEmpire. c.261 BCE, Kalinga was an early republic in central East India.
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More than 150,000 #KalingaEmpire warriors & about 100,000 Ashoka's warriors were slain in Kalinga War
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