Ek Saathi Aur Bhi Tha



Two characters – ‘C’ (Capt Cautious) and ‘R’ (Capt Reckless)

Scene: A young Captain R sitting in a bar, drinking. (Old pattern Indian Army camouflage uniform. Four ribbons on his uniform – Sena Medal, Op Rakshak, Samanya Seva Medal, 50 yrs medal)

Suddenly in walks Captain C (wearing same uniform but with only three ribbons – Op Rakshak, Samanya Seva Medal and 50 years medal). Scans the bar and sees his old friend R sitting alone, drinking. His eyes light up on seeing him and walks up to him.

R hasn’t seen him. Suddenly he hears C – ‘Kitni baar bola hai akele akele mat piya kar’. He almost jumps up & hugs C tightly. C sits across a small table from R.

R – Saala, it’s been what, like 2 years? Good to see you bud! WTF are you doing here?

C – Banihal transit camp mein koi kya karne aata hai? My Paltan is in Dras. Going back there after leave. Just one of the perks of the job that here at Banihal you get to have a drink sitting next to the Chenab, with good friends. (Pause) Well, mostly. Sometimes one ends up having a drink with ppl like you!  (Both laugh). And what are YOU doing here?

R – I am the convoy commander of the Srinagar – Banihal convoy.

C (laughing) – So your CO finally found a way to keep you away from trouble?

R laughs along .. ‘Well, the jury is still out on that’

Waiter brings a drink for C – a rum with two ice cubes in it. Looks questioningly at C.

C (to waiter) – Mere drinks Capt R Saab ke naam par likho. Saab ko Sena Medal mila hai abhi abhi!

R (mock anger) – Saale kanjoos!

C – Abe tension mat le .. Rum hee pee raha hoon. Kangaal nahi ho jayega tu!

R – Ok then, for kanjoos read cheap!

(Both laugh)

C – Btw, congrats for your well deserved Sena Medal. Cheers to you!

R – Thanks bhai.

(Both clink their glasses and take a sip)

R – But seriously .. good to see you here out of the blue .. aaj bade din baad peene ka maza aa raha hai

C – Cheers to that too!

R (Suddenly sombre mood after a couple of sips) – You heard about Ribhu Saxena?

C (Equally serious, nostalgic) – Haan suna. Almost right after commissioning. Pyara banda tha. And it had to be him that was the first of our course to go. Still remember the fun we had during the mid term hike to Jim Corbett National Park in our last term in the IMA. What days..

R (Laughing) – You know how I met him last?

C – Nope

R – Was posted in Delhi initially. Headed to Priya Complex one evening and I suddenly saw him standing by the road. That bugger was waiting for his girlfriend for a date. Uski kismat, GF se pehle main bhid gaya  (laughs). Needless to say, I hijacked him and made him take me to a bar nearby. Aakhri din tak gaaliyan deta raha mere ko. Break-up ho gaya uska meri wajah se!

(Both let out a hearty laugh)

R (Back in serious mode after a sip) – Now there’s a road named after him near Priya Complex – Shaheed Lieutenant Ribhu Saxena Marg.

C – Such a sweet guy. Never deserved this.

R – None of them did. Vishal, Suresh, Sajjan, Triveni, Amit Sharma, Amit Singh .. None of them

C (Shocked) – AMIT SHARMA TOO??

R – You didn’t know?

C – I had no clue .. Amit Sharma? Seriously? How?

R – He was the co-pilot of the Cheetah that crashed in Siachen last month. A freak tailwind while landing. Had no chance at all.

C – Bloody hell. Had attended his wedding  earlier last year in Feb. Just happened to be on leave and was able to make it. Never knew that would be the last time we’ll meet.

C (Now in a serious mood) – You know .. you too should be a bit careful. Jaag ja mein kehta hoon. I know how you got your Sena Medal. After you had killed 5, you still chose to run after a fleeing terrorist? You know what a close call it was, don’t you?

R (Laughing) – Hahaha .. it was that terrorist’s day to die that day, not mine!

C – Bugger, this is not a laughing matter. That was a foolhardy thing to do. I’m not doubting your guts or josh, but aaj nahi toh kal us saale ko maar hee dete hum. Kab tak bhaagta woh saala? Think of your parents. Think of Riya atleast

(Waiter refills their glasses)

R (Laughing even loudly) – Aur Capt C ka moral lecture phir se chaalu! Saala Academy ka yeh keeda tera gaya nahi abhi tak! Remember, how juniors used to dread reporting to you for punishments? (laughs) Bolte the ‘Sir hockey stick se pitai kar lo, par ye lecture bandh karo’!

C (Embarrassed laughter) – Grow up fucker! Aaj bhi Academy ke first termer ki tarah hee hai tu. Trying to be smart, ending up being a smart ass! (laughs as he continues talking). Remember Sergeant Sumit? How he ‘bajaod’ the entire course during NDA days just because YOU were missing from a report? And where were you?

R (Butts in, cutting off C) – Hiding inside my cupboard, sleeping (Laughs out loud). Lekin tere ko toh pata tha na? Kyon nahi bataya usko? Bach jaate na?

C – Saale, you know I would never rat out on you, or for that matter, any of my buddies! Woh alag baat hai ki I still have scars on my back from the punishment we were put through!

(Both laugh)

R (Laughing mischievously) – I know. Isi chakkar mein kitni neend kheenchi hai maine NDA ke time, tere naam ke cheque phaad ke!

C – Now you know why you pay for my drinks whenever we meet!

(Both laugh)

(Waiter refills their drinks)

C – Let this be for the ones that have gone down so far ..

R (Sombre) – And to those who are bound to fall in this ‘war’ in coming years too ..

C – Begins to say something .. Let’s it go .. Doesn’t say

R notices that

R – Kya bol raha tha, bol de

C (Deadly serious) – The way Sajjan went – sad, but not surprising. Uss ghode ki lagam agar ek second bhi dheeli chhodte to saala kya kar dega pata nahi chalta .. Bloody joker. Lived bindass, devil may care attitude. Died with the same attitude too. God bless that fucker

Once again C starts to say something but stops

R – Bol de BH**ch**d kya bolna hai!

C – Achha toh sunn. Now I see similar tendencies in you too. We may not have met for a long time, lekin khabar milti rehti hai. Do it as a favour to me, but hold your horses once in a while.

R (Laughing) – O Babaji, bakhsh do mere ko! (Takes a sip. Gets a bit serious) Situation cannot be restored by us sitting down on our bums, twiddling our thumbs & letting the terrorists have a free run of OUR Valley.

C – I know brother, and you also know I’m not asking you to be a coward. Far from it, in fact. All I am saying is try not to be a dead hero ..

(Waiter refills their drinks)

R (Sombre) – But you know people WILL die .. such is the nature of our profession ..

C (Equally serious) – Yes I know that. But that doesn’t mean throwing away your life on the cheap. If and when it happens – MAKE IT COUNT. You owe it to yourself.

R (Breaks the mood, laughing) – Btw, talking about Sajjan .. remember how he busted his b@lls jumping from the 10m board in the Academy swimming pool TEN TIMES IN A ROW!

C (Glass in hand, taking a sip, almost spits it out laughing) – Saala, nothing surprising about him. Finally managed to keep his legs together in his 10th jump, managing to pass the test!

(Both Laugh)

C (Glass still in hand) – Saala bahut pee liya aaj. You know I don’t drink, except with you and a few others. Aaj ka bass ho gaya re.

R – Abe seedhe seedhe bol na tere ko itne hee log hain jo free ki daru pilaate hain!

C (Laughing) – Chal ek kaam karte hain. The day we become COs, let us meet here again. Drinks will be on me, just try and stay alive till then! You know I don’t drink alone!

R (Mockingly) – Sir, Yes Sir!

C puts his glass down on the table.

Camera slowly zooms in on the glass as he puts it down. Now the camera is solely focussing on the glass. Two ice cubes float in the glass

(In the background, now you can hear the static of wireless sets and a conversation happening in very stressful conditions. Two characters – Capt C and his CO)

CO – C, give me a report

C (Shouting) (Firing and explosions in background) – Sir, we are just 50m from the objective. Heavy fire has pinned us down. Need arty support to keep enemy’s head down.

CO – Roger

(More explosions)

C (Along with a few other voices) – JAI MAHAKAALI AAYO GORKHALI!!

(More gunfire and explosions. People shouting. Gradually the noise subsides)

C – Sir, we have reached the top of Pt 4812. The objective is ours!

CO – Great Job, C! What about casualties?

C – Sir 12 casualties out of 20. 7 fatal, 5 injured, two of them seriously.

CO – Damn. What about you?

C – Sir, a minor gunshot wound on left shoulder. Don’t worry, I am good. We are consolidating on the objective now, just in case the enemy launches a counter attack.

CO – Yes, he WILL. Be prepared

(Sounds of explosions and gunfire)


C (Shouting) (large amount of gunfire in background) – SIR WE ARE UNDER HEAVY ATTACK. WILL REPORT BACK IN A WHILE. GET ME ARTY FIRE AT GRID REFERENCE 887453

CO – That is not very far from your own location .. keep your head down. Wait Out.

(More gunfire .. Followed by large number of explosions, then silence)

C (heavy breathing, speaking with difficulty) – That was a close one, Sir. We’ve beaten them back. Down to four men now, two somewhat seriously injured, including myself.

CO – C, UAV shows enemy building up for another counter attack. 50+ enemy soldiers 15 minutes away from you and closing in. Withdraw from the objective NOW.

C – NO WAY SIR. My men have not shed so much blood here just to withdraw from THEIR OWN land and let it be trampled under enemy’s boots.

CO – That is an order. Just four of you cannot hold on ..

C – Sorry Sir. Won’t withdraw. CANNOT withdraw even if I wanted to. I won’t leave behind my dead. Even my wounded cannot possibly walk back on their own. How long before we can expect reinforcements?

CO – Not for next 4 hours.

C (Gunshots and explosions) – No worries Sir. Let me do my own bit for my motherland. (Gunshots come closer). Enemy is closing in, let us deal with him. (Serious tone now) Jab tak hum log hain, dushman is zameen par pair nahi rakhega.

(More gunshots and explosions, increasing in intensity)

C (Speaking with some difficulty, breathing heavily) – Sir .. arty support. Coordinates 892454

CO – C, That is your own damn location .. re-confirm your coordinates

C – I know Sir. We are as good as dead. Let us take some enemy with us too. Hurry up  Sir

CO – God Bless you Son ..

(Explosions .. then silence)

After a gap, a third voice on wireless. Let us call him X

X – Sir, we’ve reached Pt 4812 top. It’s a bloodbath over here Sir .. I see atleast 38 dead enemy soldiers. All our boys are martyred too. Capt C’s body has been blown apart. Looks like he himself was manning the light machine gun. Enemy bodies are littered next to him

CO – (Sigh) Roger. Consolidate on the objective. I’m sending additional boys to get down the mortal remains of our guys.

As this wireless conversation goes on, the ice cubes in C’s drink keep melting. By the time the conversation ends, ice cubes are completely melted

Camera now zooms out of C’s drink to bring his chair back in frame along with his glass. The chair is empty.

Camera pans across the bar to R.

R has now aged. Wearing a Colonel’s rank with a uniform full of ribbons – Shaurya Chakra, Sena Medal, Samanya Seva Medal, Op Rakshak, Op Hifazat, 50 years medal, Nine Years Service Medal, Videsh Seva Medal, United Nations (UNIFIL) Medal ,Op Vijay Medal and a COAS commendation card. Uniform is the current Indian Army pattern camouflage uniform.

R (wiping a tear / eyes brimming with tears) – You Bastard .. You and your Maha Vir Chakra .. And you said I (emphasis on ‘I’) was the mad one .. (moves on to pick up C’s drink) .. this is the drink that gets me drunk tonight. And this is on you. You better pay me back when we meet on the other side ..


Remembering 1965

So folks, earlier this week was the anniversary of the ceasefire of the 1965 war – a war that Pakis chest-thumpingly claim to have ‘decisively’ won. Well, like all Paki claims, this one too needs to be taken with a tonne of salt. Let me share some thoughts on it ..

First, a bit of background.

1960s were a ‘glorious’ time for Pakistan. Their economy was ‘booming’, their first (of many) IMF bailouts of 1958 notwithstanding! To be fair, they were most definitely doing relatively better than us, though.

And then, there was the glorious, self styled Field Marshal sitting comfortably in the President’s chair, having imposed the first (of many) military rules over the land of the pure! And he was being feted by no less than President Kennedy of the mighty US of A!

Then there was the Soviet bogey that had led to Pakis’ entry into the Baghdad Pact, later CENTO and all the shining military hardware that came as bakhsheesh with it, not to mention the Mutual Defence Assistance Act of 1954.

To their East was their eternal enemy – broken and humiliated in the aftermath of the 1962 war, followed by the demise of Nehru. His successor, Shastri, was a physically diminutive man who was easily dismissed by the tall and imposing Ayub Khan as a weakling.

To be a Paki at that moment in history was .. well .. good, esp in the eyes of Pakis!

‘Hindu morale’ was ‘low’, you see! If only they knew how wrong they were!


Unsurprisingly, Ayub soon felt a familiar ‘itch’ in his nether regions! All those shining toys, and a broken enemy!

Kashmir was his for the taking!

He would be more than just a self styled field marshal – he would be the next Qaid – The one who won Kashmir!

Heck, Pakis had even made songs about that! So what if the said songs were lifted nearly word for word from a Bollywood song, even before the term ‘Bollywood’ had been coined! (Just watch this video from the 3 min mark!)

So in he went! Paki Pattons soon came visiting Kutch in April 1965, followed by infantry assaults to enforce their ‘claim’ on Indian lands!

Too bad a small contingent of CRPF troopers foiled an entire Paki Brigade attack, killing dozens & even taking 4 alive!

For more info on the above, just google “sardar post” + 1965!

Well, Pakis soon went back under international pressure, smug in their belief that the measured Indian reaction was actually Indian weakness!

Kashmir was but a matter of weeks away!

But true to Brown Pants’ ‘martial’ reputation, they sent in ‘volunteers’ in civvies to ‘liberate’ Kashmir, aka 1947. They even gave it a glamourous name – Operation Gibraltar!

Too bad that the Kashmiris failed to ‘rise up’ as anticipated.

To add insult to injury, Kashmiris actually helped the Indian forces round up their ‘liberators’. In the process, the Indian army even captured the Haji Pir Pass!

Take that, Ayub!

Shaken up, he unleashed his Pattons and Sabres to retake Kashmir in an area where Pakistan enjoys geographical advantage – Chhamb! This time he named it Operation Grand Slam!

The Paki attack was on the verge of success, stubborn Indian defences notwithstanding.

And then the Paki attack suddenly halted. You see, Ayub realised that the general enroute to perhaps the most glorious victory was an Ahmediyya – Maj Gen Akhtar Hussain Malik! There was no way an Ahmediyya could be credited with winning Kashmir. No Sir!

So out went Akhtar Hussain Malik and in came Yahya Khan.

The second name rings a bell, doesn’t it?!

Well, the one day lost in this ‘reorganisation’ gave just enough time to India to reinforce its defences. Akhnoor was now out of Pakis’ reach.

This was the end of his Grand Slam!

Yet, the pressure was still considerable.

There was only one way to relieve it – open up another front across the IB.

The little ‘tall’ man of India – PM Lal Bahadur Shastri bit the bullet and ordered the Indian Army into Paki Punjab. Lahore and Sialkot were soon threatened.

Predictably, the Pakis reeled back from Chhamb to reinforce these sectors.

To this day, you will find Pakis ‘upset’ at this ‘betrayal’ by India for opening new fronts across the IB in Punjab and denying Pakis a victory in Kashmir!

I kid you not!

The biggest tank battles and infantry assaults since WW2 were on!

t was here that the Pakis played a masterstroke – they brought out a whole Armoured Division that Indians had no idea existed. It reached all the way to Khem Karan / Asal Uttar.

It was here that they all met their maker – at the hands of men like Abdul Hamid and Salim Caleb.

In the meantime, Lt Col Tarapore and thousands like him earned immortal fame scores of kilometres deep in Chawinda and thereabouts.

In the air too, the much celebrated Sabre Jets of the PAF had more than met their match in the IAF Gnats. Heck, a Mystere flown by Sqn Ldr Devayya even brought down a Starfighter.

So much for the PAF too!

Oh, talking about the PAF, there was the ‘fantastical’ claim of Shri MM Alam shooting down FIVE IAF Hunters – all of them within 28 seconds!

Well, whatever makes them happy!

Of course, PAF never released ANY gun camera footage of the epic sortie!

As the war dragged on, Pakis running low on ammo were looking for an ‘honoourable’ way out. It soon came in the form of a ceasefire brokered by the powers that be.

Ayub Khan gladly accepted it, thanking his stars!

Too bad that Kashmir still wasn’t in his hands.

Too bad that Haji Pir was still in Indian hands.

Too bad that Indian tanks were way deep into Pakistani territory.

Too bad that his much vaunted ‘surprise’ armoured div lay in tatters at Khem Karan / Asal Uttar.

Atleast he had won!

Heck, there even were Roohani Taaqats helping the Pakistani soldiers on the battlefield.

Once again, I kid you not! Here’s proof!


Take that, you Indians!

Bottomline: When the guns stopped shooting, Pakis claimed to be in occupation of 650 sq kilometres of Indian territory, much of it in the deserts while India occupied 3900 square kilometres of Paki territory, much of it in Punjab.

Yup, Pakis will keep parroting they won.

Well, be my guests!

May you ‘win’ more such victories that end up in the loss of half your country merely six years later, like it happened in 1971! Hindu Morale had withstood all those shiny new Pattons & Starfighters!


1965 was, for Indian armed forces as well as the Indian Nation, a watershed. Especially in the aftermath of the 1962 disaster. The steps reorganising and re-equipping the defence forces initiated from 1963 onwards finally bore fruit.

Yes there were weak moments – like the one that befell the GOC 15 Div who actually proposed withdrawal to the East of Beas.

Thankfully, there were stronger willed men like General Harbaksh Singh who ensured such suggestions were nipped in the bud.

Herein also lay a crucial difference between Indian and Pakistani triggers for changing military leaders in the middle of war, While Pakis removed a general on the verge of victory, India removed one who was suggesting a withdrawal!

In 1965, the Indian Army celebrated 50 years of the war in a befitting manner.
I too did my bit by tweeting a thread, much more detailed than this one.
Here is the LINK to the first tweet of that thread.

Worth a read, I’d say; rather I INSIST!

In the end, I’ll just leave a link to THIS photo thread here to cap this thread.

Remember, folks, if not for 1962, 1965 might have been totally different.

AND If not for 1965, 1971 might not have been as glorious.

On Pakistan’s Kashmir Conundrum – Part II (Running to Stand Still!)

Folks, sharing some thoughts on how the events post the abrogation of Article 370 in J&K have shaped up thus far.

Thoughts are still unstructured. Let’s see how it goes ..

I had share some thoughts some two weeks ago vide THIS blog post. Current chain of thoughts carries on from here. There might be some repetitions, plz pardon that!

One thing is crystal clear- there seems to be no end to the rabble rousing rhetoric from Paki side The crowning glory came just last Friday, with the Beggar-in-Chief giving away his intentions in advance by sounding out his bhookha nanga masses to cross the LoC ‘on his signal’!

I’ll come to that in a while.

There are other things to be discussed before that. Social Media has been abuzz lately with one ‘prominent’ Paki after another letting out one verbal fart after another, led all the way by the Propagandu-in-Chief himself. (Do visit his twitter handle, btw!)

Now before someone comes after me for not mentioning the Beggar-in-Chief Kaptaan Imran Saheb, let me ask you to read the previous paragraph again!

Ghafoor is the one leading the campaign. Have no doubts about it!

In any case, ‘Kaptaan’ is far far lower in the pecking order when compared to a General, and that too when the said General is Shri Propagandu-in-Chief himself!

But this begets another question – Why in the world are they so hell bent on making such fools of themselves, hainji?

There could be two reasons for this. Either they REALLY think that they can get Kashmir this time round.


They are trying to prevent their masses from asking other, more ‘pressing’ question. Questions regarding the shit-hole that their country is rapidly becoming.

A rational person would gravitate towards assuming it is the second reason why they keep shouting ‘Hai Kashmir Le Gaya Modi’!

But then, no one ever accused Paki Fauj of being rational, no?

Well, as rational people, let us analyze the second reason for a while!

Current state of Pakistan would put any thinking person into a coma. Economy is down in the dumps, rupee just out of a free-fall but can get into another one anytime, forex reserves running into negative 12Bn dollars DESPITE 14Bn dollars of loans .. You get my drift, right?

Then there are the yahoos who form the bulk of their populace – throwing spanners in all plans of their military masters, latest being the recent destruction of the Hindu temple in Ghotki at a time when their own ‘leaders’ are crying themselves hoarse over Indian minorities!

And then is the small issue of Afghanistan. Hmmm .. yet another superpower that was very nearly on the verge of ‘defeat’ at the hands of the great Paki Brown Pants suddenly announced a change in plans regarding moving out of Afghanistan!

The announcement by Shri Donald was nothing short of a KLPD for the brown pants. Not only had the superpower refused to grant the much awaited victory to the brown pants, but it had also complicated their plans of diverting taliban cannon fodder into Kashmir.

THIS was a major problem, one that has never been publicly acknowledged, though.

And then, Shri Osama bin Laden’s son was dispatched by the US where else, but inside Pakistan itself, just like his martyred father!

This is not a very good time to be a Paki, I tell you!

So they keep doing what they do best – Shouting at the top of their voices in front of their audiences of yahoos, tweeting away to glory about Bad Bad India, getting paid articles in ‘respectable’ western media outlets and such likes.

Oh, talking about paid articles, even the Beggar-in-Chief himself wrote an entire op-ed in the NYT recently!

To his credit, he wrote all of it himself!


Bottomline – they are number 1 in the propagandu world in believing that they are number 1 in the propagandu world!

But all that they have achieved so far is that they have been running to stand still!

No one in this world has time for this beggar of a nation!

Heck, even as the Beggar-in-Chief kept crying ‘Hai Hai Modi Kashmir Le Gaya’, Trump announced he will be sharing a stage with Modi!

And .. behind the scenes .. they dispatched a team to Bangkok some days ago.

No, you dirty minded ones, it was not the ‘usual’ itinerary this time! This time, they had to make time from their ‘busy Bangkok schedules’ to prostrate themselves before the FATF folks!

Guess the rod was in the other hand this time!

Btw, there is already another Paki team in New York to once again beg the FATF not to put them on the black list!

Ironically, just staying on the grey list will be touted as a HUGE victory, IF they don’t get blacklisted!

But .. the Paki awam is happy standing up every Friday for 30 minutes in order to show their ‘bhaichara’ for their Kashmiri ‘brethren’! Oh wait, they didn’t do it last Friday, no?

Something tells me that this ‘Pakistaniyon, Khade ho jao’ tamasha too will cease soon, just like the ‘We will go to the ICJ’ nonsense suddenly stopped when they realized that they cannot go to the ICJ!

But then, why keep shouting nonsense when you yourself know it is no good?

Well, because once they stop shouting, their own yahoos will start asking what did all this achieve. I kid you not! Heck, the hashtag #GetLostTraitorNiazi is already doing rounds on Paki twitterscape!

Who is Niazi, you asked?

Well, this Niazi is Shri Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi!

There was an AAK Niazi who lost East Pakistan in 1971, and now here is an IAK Niazi who is already being accused of having lost Kashmir in 2019!

And you think he will stop crying himself hoarse?

The brown pants have played this round quite well once again, but only just!

Why so?

Because they have virtually destroyed all semblance of opposition to Shri Niazi’s PTI!

The only choice I see left once Niazi is let go, is Shah Mahmood Qureshi, with his huge ego and all that! On that note, I will just leave this screenshot here!


Now, in order to save his own Prime Ministership, selected or not, Imran Bhai has promised to YET AGAIN ‘internationalize’ the Kashmir issue – this time at the UNGA later this month.

Like I said before, he has to keep running, merely to stand still!

And all this, when PM Modi has not uttered the word ‘Pakistan’ even once in the past few months!
But what happens after the UNGA rudaali by Beggar-in-Chief?
Will India give Kashmir to Pak?
Or atleast restore Article 370?

Well, it happens every night – in their (wet) dreams!

But jokes apart, what happens after the UNGA is the FATF decision. That is expected in Oct or Nov.

THIS, folks, is the thing to wait for.

On that note, let me offer you a conspiracy theory. This recent increase of import duty on Malaysian refined palm oil is atleast partially attributable to the fact that Malaysia continues to support Pakistan in FATF, along with China and Turkey.


Oct onwards, I foresee the clamour for ‘Teaching India ANOTHER Lesson’ only growing inside Pakistan.

Why ‘another’ lesson, you ask?

Well, because they have already ‘taught’ us a lesson by deliberately missing military targets even after using PGMs on 27 Feb, then shooting down a MiG 21 and also a Su-30 that same day, while NOT losing their two seater F-16!

Take that, you Indians!

And then just to taunt India – they gave a higher award to the pilot who shot down the MiG 21 than to the one who supposedly killed the Su-30!


Oh, and the memorial to commemorate the ‘great victory’ of 27 Feb also has the graves of the two F-16 Pilots who did not die that day at the hands of #AbhinandanVarthaman!

Now tell me what will they say when their yahoos ask why haven’t they already got Kashmir back, hainji?

THIS is where this blatant propagandu warfare will come back to haunt them. They will simply HAVE to show some action, even if merely to placate their bloodthirsty yahoos. And knowing this GOI, they know that Indian #SwiftRetort WILL come and won’t be hot air like theirs was!

The only other option with the Brown Pants is making Imran the fall guy, just like they did to Nawaz Sharif some two decades ago!

Now you know why Imran is so worked up!

His days are numbered.


This war mongering from Pakis of all hues will continue. I doubt there is any other country where the head of the govt himself threatens nuclear war atleast twice a day and thrice at night!

Welcome to Naya Pakistan, folks!

But do brace yourselves for yet another act of self destructive lunacy that they will bring upon themselves, and us, aka 1965, 1971, 1999.

That’s it for the time being. Do remember we are in the midst of the 54th anniversary of 1965 war this month.

PS: Pakis won that war!

On Pakistan’s Kashmir Conundrum!

Ok Folks, moving on from this tweet quoted below, sharing some thoughts on the recent events and how the game of headless chickens in Pakistan is playing out. All views are strictly personal, so feel free to disagree!


Firstly, I would like to thank this joker from the Land of the Pure for agreeing with me (refer quoted tweet above)! So what if he is an idiot, atleast he is an idiot who agrees with me!


But on a more serious note, it has been really interesting to see the Pakis fumbling around to find an ‘honourable’ way to deal with this ‘annexation’ of Kashmir by India.

Why they do it, you asked?

Well, would Shri Bajwa, or Shri Beggar-in-Chief Imran want to go down in history as the jokers who lost Kashmir, hainji? Loss of East Pakistan still hurts, and you want to add the loss of Kashmir as well?

You see where I am going with this?

But .. is Kashmir really lost? Of course not! Article 370 didn’t exist in 1947, or even in 1948 when the UN resolution was passed. So technically, nothing has changed when viewed from that lens!

And Pakis complaining about changing demography in Kashmir.. well irony might as well pick up a gun & go kill all those Shias of Gilgit-Baltistan whom a certain Brigadier Musharraf failed to kill when he ‘quelled’ a revolt against forced immigration of Sunni Pashtuns in their lands.

But then, why in the world are Pakis doing all this randi-rona over a non issue? Of course, the ‘intensity’ of it all caught even me by surprise. An event could have been commented upon with a one line statement and left as it was, has been made into a life or death struggle!

Well, I hypothesize that it is because they don’t know what else to do. Not after all that time and effort spent in indoctrinating their awam with all the crap that they’ve fed them.

Add to it the SPECTACULAR aerial ‘victory’ of 27th Feb, and you know they had no choice either!

Then there was the offer of mediation by Shri Donald, made hardly a couple of days before the rug .. err .. Article 370 was pulled by the GOI.

All in all, this could possibly explain their ‘confidence’ in raising hell, no?

Moreover, they are right on the verge of defeating yet another superpower through their proxies in Afghanistan. So close that even Shri Donald had to bow down to their demand of mediation in Kashmir!

Well, you see where I am going with this chain of thoughts, right?

So they did what comes naturally to them – they cried out loud. And then they realized – no one was paying any attention to them!

Even their request to the UN to ‘discuss’ the issue fell flat, until Shri Xi stepped in and made another request.

KASHMIR ISSUE HAS BEEN INTERNATIONALIZED, they yelled at the top of their voices, patting themselves on their backs!

Well, boo .. fucking .. hoo to that!

All that China could manage was an INFORMAL discussion and with no statement at the end of it.

So what?, yelled the Pakis, atleast it was discussed in the UN! We won, they yelled as they danced around!

Well, none asked as to why their own rep and the Chinese rep just made their pre-prepared statements and scooted out, without taking any questions! And this when the Indian rep not only took his time answering all questions, including from Paki reporters, but he also .. very calmly .. gave a very polite middle finger to Pakis and Cheenis by reiterating that all that Pakistan needs to do is stop terror and India will talk!

Of course, they could never do it, esp after their own Prime Minister had made an all too public call for jihad just a few days ago! Then more details trickled in – the ‘informal’ meeting had been a disaster for Pakis and their Cheeni masters!


(LINK to above report)

No no .. UK supported us, crowed Pakis!

And voila, UK too decided it was time to clarify things!


Then yet another joker in the Govt of Pakistan tweeted, thanking Maldives, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh for their support. They too replied, saying LIAR LIAR (BROWN) PANTS ON FIRE!

To cut a long story short, they’ve tried everything .. and failed. Even the US has clarified that there will be no mediation. All that they have succeeded in doing is to win the hashtags campaigns on Twitter, and symbolic nonsense such as observing 15th Aug as black day.


But then, as any sane person would ask, why don’t they stop?

Well, the caveat here is ‘sanity’ .. and no one ever accused Pakis of that!

I get a feeling that they simply cannot stop, even if they wanted to. Such is the hysteria that they’ve created. Their own public will hang them on the nearest lamp-post if they say that they’ve done what they can and nothing more can be done. And knowing that this GOI will not even give them a fig leaf of even a notion of victory, they simply don’t know what next!

On the contrary, Indians are talking about PoK, of all places!

And then there was the innocuous little statement about the NFU policy by the Indian Raksha Mantri.

Bottomline: The oft milked Paki threat of irrational behaviour no longer works.

So what do they do?

Well, they ratchet it up a few notches. None less than their delusional, selected prime minister threatens a nuclear war. Take that, you Indians!

Well, the Indians say nothing. And neither does the world.

All that the Pakis see is a big YAAAAAWN by all concerned!

So what comes next? Well, that is a million dollar question, isn’t it? Let me share the tweet quoted in the beginning of this blog once again.


After crying themselves hoarse, there is no way that the Pakis will NOT do anything. They simply cannot afford to. Like I mentioned some time ago, what this ‘something’ might be is a matter of intense speculation.

Their best bet is to do something within their borders. Maybe boot out Imran Khan for his ‘failure’ at getting a favourable international opinion.

It works in their favour ‘coz the Brown Panted ones will not have to worry about getting whooped on the LC / IB once again!

Who knows, maybe this is why Imran Khan is so hyper these days – to save his own job!

But, what I feel more likely is some sort of visible action within India – a terror attack, maybe. This time targetting civilians. It could be in the hinterland, or it could be in, say Jammu.

The best outcome for Pakis would be media attention, plus a bonus if India cannot use it as a reason for any cross border action. And maybe in preparation for that, they have already started loudly hinting at possible false flag operation within by Indian agencies themselves.

In case it comes to pass, they will be praying feverishly that no birds of prey come visiting another Balakot, because .. well .. having spun the 27 Feb fiasco into a splendid ‘victory’, atleast on SM, they KNOW that this time the Indian response would be much different.

All in all, they don’t know how to satiate the blood-lust of their crazed populace. Heck, even their Arab masters are playing a different tune- even felicitating Modi! Imagine the average Paki’s feelings!

It’s a vicious circle that the Paki establishment has created for itself.

A circle, from which it is difficult to emerge unscathed.

A circle, which only grows more vicious as their economy falls to newer depths.

A circle, which only grows more vicious citizenry discovers that their nation is merely impotent entity whose pleadings summarily discarded.

No wonder that the powers that rule Pakistan have to keep coming up with newer ways to prevent the anger from spilling over into their streets. Hence this 30 minute standing for solidarity every Friday!

But what happens when the awam starts asking as to why isn’t it working?

What happens when the mango Paki starts asking as to why India still hasn’t reinstated Article 370?

What happens when the mango Paki starts asking as to why the PAF doesn’t go and ‘teach Indians another lesson’ like they did on 27th Feb?

I am sure that there are important heads in Rawalpindi already wargaming such scenarios, and their possible reactions. I am also sure that they are waiting anxiously for the next FATF session to see how much they can get away with, esp after the recent APG thappad!

And I am also sure that they don’t know what to do next.

What this will turn into is yet another irrational response, which will invite yet another Indian response which will spell more disaster for them. Hence my speculation about something during the Oct – Jan window.

Now why Oct – Jan?

Well, it just came instinctively, without much thought.

But let me try and justify it, with the benefit of hindsight.

Firstly, monsoons in Punjab will be over and the battlefields more conducive to large scale manoeuvres as in 1971.

Secondly, the FATF sword hanging over the Pakis will have gone, whichever way it goes.

Thirdly, I think they can keep their awam ‘amused’ for about another month before they too run out of ideas of how to keep doing it.

Fourthly, maybe this is by then they will finally come up with yet another ‘brilliant’ plan! (Talking about this, let me leave this 6.5 years old tweet here for you)


So brace yourselves, fellow Indians, for the Brown Panted ones are in ‘heat’ once again. They WILL be forced to do something.

What form it takes, remains to be seen.

One gent has already gone on record saying ‘India started it, we will finish it’.

To that gent, let me just tell him that it has ALWAYS been Pakistan that has ended it – by waving the white flag!

Let me conclude this blog by sincerely wishing Imran Khan that he completes his full term! 

On the events in Pakistan in the Aftermath of Revocation of Article 370

Folks, sharing some thoughts on the reactions across the border ever since the Home Minister announced the abrogation of Article 370, and with it, 35A earlier this week.

But first, let me tell you a story ..

There once was a brown coloured dog, living in the slums adjoining a relatively posh locality. Short statured, but he was still the leader of his pack of mongrels because .. well .. he had the loudest bark!

He had the best of all things that his mongrel followers could salvage. This made him grow fatter and fatter (or as we say in Hindi – Chhota Mota Kutta!), even as his mongrels grew more and more lean.

Now this Brown Majesty had a serious problem with the well fed hounds inside the posh society right across the road. So serious was his problem with them that every once in a while he would send in one of his mongrels to wage jihad across the road into that posh society. Needless to say, no mongrel ever returned from that jihad.

Every once in a while, just to show his mongrels how macho he is, the Brown Majesty would gingerly step on the road & start barking at the hounds across. This would inevitably bring out loud cheers from his mongrel followers because .. well .. he had a really loud bark indeed!

The hounds, though, were hardly impressed by Brown Majesty’s bark & ignored him with the contempt he deserved. Every once in a while, though one of the hounds would let out a low growl, sending Brown Majesty quivering like a leaf.

But quite a grateful leaf he turned out to be!

Grateful, because you see, the low growl was only audible to him & him alone!
None of his mongrel followers could hear it!

Thank God .. err .. Allah, for small mercies, eh? 😅

To his mongrels, he seemed inconquerable!

His stories of ‘valour’ were Legen .. wait for it .. Dary!

Every day, as his own slum drowned in misery, Shri Brown Majesty would promise his fellow mongrels that great riches awaited them once they crossed the road under his leadership and took over the posh locality across!

None of the mongrels, though, asked him – Janab pehle bhi toh aap gaye the uss paar, lekin jeete bina wapis kyon aa gaye?

You know why?

Because he had taught them since their puppy days, that he had been benevolent towards the hounds and let them live out of sheer magnanimity!

Wah Janab, Wah!, were the fawning responses of his mongrels each and every time.

And the mongrels kept trying to enter the posh locality, trying to liberate it from the hounds who were oppressing the occupants within, apparently.

Yet, entering the locality was a difficult task. You see, the posh locality had just a single gate for entry, and the hounds posted to guard the gate were ruthlessly professional.

Until one day .. when they left the gate intentionally open!

Not just that, they sat coolly, almost as if daring the Brown Majesty to ‘show them’!

Janab, Janab, gate khulla hai .. jaaiye aur unn saale hounds ko nestonabood kar deejiye!
Phir hum achha achha khana kayenge!, yelped the excited mongrels.

But it had been really difficult to tell him this. 

He was ‘resting’ behind a bush and hadn’t been easy to find, you see!

Suddenly one of the mongrels noticed something.

Arre Janab, aap yeh paani mein kyon baithe hain?

Thank God they think it is water and not something else, thought General Brown Majesty, thanking his stars.

Any guesses what he did next?

As of now, even I am not sure what General Brown Majesty did next, since the situation is still developing. All I know is that he is still barking a nervous bark, much to the joy and ecstasy of his mongrel followers!

Since I don’t know how Shri Brown Majesty’s story will pan out in the coming days, let me talk about a totally ‘UNRELATED‘ issue – the current dance of headless chickens in Islamabad / Rawalpindi!

There too, some folks are behaving like a dog who used to keep chasing after cars, until the day he actually caught one!

Now he doesn’t know what to do with it!

So allow me to share some thoughts on the clusterfcuk the Brown Panted ones now find themselves in!

Oh, btw, a disclaimer – Any resemblance between the current state of Shri Brown Majesty of that slum and the Brown Panted ones of Pakistan is purely intentional.

Phew .. Glad I clarified this, lest someone get confused! 😁

You are welcome 🙏

Ok, so let me come to why the Brown Panted ones find themselves in this mess.

One simple answer – They are all Bark and no Bite. Read that previous statement again

(Once again, plz try and don’t confuse them with Shri Brown Majesty, PLEASE!)

To be fair, it is not a sin to be thus.
Everyone in the world knows it.
Heck, even they themselves know it!
But there is a small problem ..

You see, their mongrels .. err, sorry .. awam doesn’t know it!

The Brown Panted ones through their Propagandu department under the ‘brilliant’ Propagandu-in-Chief, and their danda that keeps the mongrels .. err.. citizens firmly under their thumb have brilliantly ensured this!

An ever defeated army still rules the country, or whatever is left of it since 1971. Not just that, it is worshipped like demi-gods too!

You know why?

Well because they have practically erased all their defeats from the collective mindsets of their populace!

As per the lies fed to their zombie populace, 1947-48 was a fantastic victory wherein they ‘liberated’ nearly 1/3rd of J&K. No one asks them why in the world were they forever in retreat once the Khalsas of 1 Sikh engaged them at Pattan.

1965 was yet another brilliant military victory, I kid you not! None however, asks them about failure of Op Gibraltar, or GrandSlam, or the fact that their Patton equipped Armoured Div got destroyed at Asal Uttar, or that Indians came calling nearly 20km deep in Chawinda!

All that those poor sods have been fed by their Brown Panted ones is that not only was it a spectacular victory, but even the Roohani Taqats were with them.

Don’t believe me?

Check out this screenshot below!


Then came 1971.

Now this was the Brown Pants’ BESTEST performance to date. No, not on the battlefield, but instead, over their own awam!

They stepped back in favour of Bhutto Saheb, and then when time was ripe, they hanged him!

Masterstroke, I tell you!

And what about the very obvious military defeat, you asked? Well, the current generation of Pakis KNOWS that it was the Bengalis who sold out, else Pakistan would NEVER have broken apart. No one asks about Operation Searchlight or the elections of 1970, mind you!

Take that, you Hindu India!


Oh, and the 93K prisoners of war too is a fake story. The actual figure was far far less than that, as per an average Paki.


However, STILL won’t question as to why his own Pakistan released this stamp below, mind you! You know why, because that was done by Bhutto.

Good riddance, no?


Ah, and then came Kargil! When the Brown Panted ones were just ABOUT to liberate Kashmir, but were betrayed by Nawaz Sharif!

Yes, that is what the Brown Panted ones have made into the national discourse in the Land of the Pure!

Ask anyone out there!

Oh, and Kasab of 26/11 fame?


He was an Indian of course. Didn’t you see the saffron dhaga on his wrist, hainji? And this Paki even knows he was praying to Hindu Gods. And then he was made ‘quite’ by hanging him.

Take that, you kuffars!


Let me now fast forward to the Balakot strike and the days that followed.

Ok, so Balakot.

Well, Propagandu-in-Chief was very clear – three trees and one crow killed. Rest all ok!


Read more about that day here in THIS short blog, based on a twitter thread tweeted that very morning by yours truly!

To cut a long story short, Balakot and its aftermath was yet another SPECTACULAR victory for the Brown Pants and their Air Force buddies. Heck, their Navy too won ‘bigly’ by successfully hiding its Agosta submarine for a full TEN DAYS before she was discovered!

But therein lay a problem. And one which has come back to bite them in their brown South Asian bums – You see the ‘victory’, though spectacular, was limited ONLY & EXCLUSIVELY to social media!

Pakis will confidently tell u that all that IAF bombed in Balakot was trees & a crow. And on the next day when their INVINCIBLE abomination of an air force came seeking revenge, they ‘deliberately’ missed all targets. In addition, they also shot down a MiG 21 and a Su30 MKI.

Yes, you can read that last sentence again.

Apparently, we also lost a Sukhoi that day!

Oh, and what about the F16 they lost, you asked?
Well, What F16, hainji? is the reply you will get!
Of course, no Paki will ask why the Propagandu-in-Chief got so excited that he evacuated the ‘truth’ prematurely! Here’s a video of the same!
(And yes, I used ‘evacuated’ on purpose)

Just watch the video below from 1:36 mark

So, moving on to the current week.

Now that the hounds of the posh locality have left the gate open (remember, the story of Brown Majesty? 😀), the Brown Pants don’t know what to do. All that bombast that they have fed their awam has suddenly become a liability!

The average Paki is hopping mad against India at the best of the times, but now, in light of what happened earlier this week, nothing less than a defeated & humiliated India will satisfy them.

If only they knew the actual reason why their fauj STILL wears Brown Pants even after all these years!

It’s been four days already and still the Brown Pants haven’t unfurled the Paki flag in Lal Chowk.

It’s been four days already and still the PAF has not gone across and destroyed the IAF.

It’s been four days already and still the PN has not bombed Dwarka.

It’s been four days already and still the Paki Govt has not closed Paki airspace for Indian aircraft.

It’s been four days already and still their Brown Pants haven’t nuked the hell out of India, or atleast her dams.

Ye ho kya raha hai BC, is the refrain all around!

Am I kidding by writing what I wrote above, you asked?


Here’s a sample from one of the most ‘respected’ Paki ‘think tanks’ or ‘discussion forums’ on the www! Plz read this Paki’s ‘demands’ carefully.
And be scared.



In case you wish to see the above for yourself & the ‘extremely serious’ discussion that those ‘gentlemen’ are indulged in, just do a google search of the text in the screenshot. That ‘think-tank’, btw, I assume is being run under direct tutelage of Shri Propagandu-in-Chief.

THIS, folks, is what they have brought upon themselves.

THIS, folks, is the reason they are dancing the dance of headless chickens.

THIS, folks, is why I believe that the civilian govt will end up taking the flak for the failures of Brown Pants once again.

Read this book, btw.


But, they absolutely HAVE to do something, else their own awam will drag them out of their mansions and onto the nearest lamp posts, thanks to the relentless propagandu fed to them. So here is what I presume will be happening in the coming few days!

Firstly, they have already hinted that US plans for a draw-down in Afghanistan might face reduced ‘cooperation’. But knowing the current US administration, I’m sure there will be less indulgence and more spanking this time to get their job done.

Secondly, they are still running around in circles about the airspace ban. Of course they can do it again, despite having opened it up just a couple of weeks ago. But, the bhikhari Nation may not be able to sustain the loss in revenues by overflight charges for long!

So what CAN we do, must be the ques doing rounds in Rawalpindi, because .. well .. who cares about what PM Imran thinks, no? 😀

Of course they can ‘internationalize’ the issue!

Heck, they had even packed away the loudmouth Foreign Minister Qureshi to Saudi for that, remember?

Oh, and UN too.

Yes, UN and OIC and .. wait .. yes .. and ICJ.

Yes, let us go to them all!

(Btw, Nawaz must be laughing in his jail cell at the thought of his statement of Dehati Aurat!)

Well, boo fcuking hoo fcukers!

The awam will not be quite ‘amused’ at this.

Far from it.

The awam wants blood.
And they want it as of yesterday.

But the Brown Pants know something that the awam does not – Most of the blood that will flow in case of a military confrontation will be theirs and not Indians’.

THIS they will never allow to happen. After all, who will pay for the stitching of all those new brown uniforms, hainji? THAT is why they have refused to even pick up their dead soldiers’ bodies still rotting on the LoC.


So what other options do they have?
The Beggar-in-Chief Imran Khan has already hinted to the possibility of another Pulwama type attack.

Then there is the possibility of a communal riot, something on the lines of 2002 Gujarat Riots.

The Gujarat riots happened at a very convenient time for Pakis, something which is often overlooked.
Parakram was on.
The pressure on the borders was huge.
And voila!
Army formations rushed back from borders to quell those!
Just a conspiracy theory, no?

But then, will even a riot satisfy the bloodlust of the Paki awam?
Not with they trending #KashmirParFinalFight and #PakArmyRetaliateAgainstIndia on twitter!


But knowing the reputation of this govt, what with two surgical strikes and the Balakot strike, they cannot be sure of how India might retaliate. And then there’s the problem of how THEY will retaliate against the Indian retaliation!

You see the problem?

It is not the cluster bombs that India supposedly used across the LoC.
No Sir.
It is, instead, the cluster-fcuk that the Brown Pants find themselves in.
They will dare not poke the hounds across the road.
Because they don’t know how they will react.

It is an ironical twist of fate – the ownership of ‘contrived irrationality’ has been taken away from the Pakis and securely held by Indians now.

Liquid Oxygen analogy comes to mind.

Like I said earlier in this blog, I still don’t know how they will be forced to react!

Yes, I qualify it saying ‘forced to’ react because the emotionally charged awam is likely to lead them into something stupid. Now whether that happens outside their borders or within remains to be seen.

All the best Imran Khan Saab!


On the Events Currently Underway in Jammu and Kashmir (As on 04 Aug 2019)

(The content of this blog were tweeted as on 03 – 04 Aug 2019. Any events from 5th Aug onwards will be talked about in subsequent blog posts!)

Ok folks, since everyone is talking / speculating about what is happening in Kashmir, let me add my own thoughts and speculations to the mix!

Firstly, let us be very clear, we didn’t reach the current situation in the past week, or month, or the past year. Far from it. The genesis of the Indo-Pak Kashmir imbroglio lies in the breach of the standstill agreement by the Dominion of Pakistan way back in 1947. Kashmir was doomed from the moment Paki army sent in its non-uniformed foot soldiers into the state and after a few initial, dispersed skirmishes, captured & raped Muzaffarabad on 22 Oct 1947, followed by the capture & rape of Baramula a few days later.


Maharaja of Kashmir soon acceded to India to ward off the looming threat to Srinagar at hands of those bandicoots mustered and sent in to do the dirty work on behalf of the Khakis, who were virtually running the Paki Foreign policy even in that nascent stage of Pakistan’s life.

Btw, even the Sheikh Abdullah led NC endorsed the entry of the Indian Army in the fray.

The First Kashmir War was on!

I tweeted the chronology of the war some years ago. Here’s the first of the approx 7500 tweets, for those interested – LINK

The line that came to be known as the LoC was more or less drawn by the time the war ended. Pakis tried it again in 1965 – sending in ‘freedom fighters’ to instigate a war of ‘independence’. Too bad the ordinary Kashmiris refused to buy this premise!


(LINK to above tweet for those interested)

Fast forward to 1989, and with the Paki Faujis on a high, having ‘defeated’ a superpower in Afghanistan, channelized the ‘expertise’ they had gained, into Kashmir. The Kashmir ‘insurgency’ was on, and with it, the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits.


(Pandits Leave Kashmir Within 2 Days – Alsafa, Apr 14, 1990)

But the Indian Army once again got its act together and soon was dispatching the ‘liberators’ by their dozens. By the time the 90s’ decade was coming to a close, the Paki fauj’s dreams of ‘liberating’ Kashmir was well and truly shattered.

And then came the nuke tests, and with those, a renewed ‘confidence’ and a Paki Army Chief who fancied himself as a true ‘Ghazi’. Kargil and thereabouts went up in flames once again. Talking of Musharraf, I’ll just leave a screenshot of THIS tweet here!


Bottomline – Pakis, more specifically the Brown Panted ones, have been having wet dreams about ‘liberating’ Kashmir since long.

They’ve tried every trick in their books, and failed each and every time.

However, what has encouraged them to keep going at it, has been a pragmatic India. Pragmatism has worked well for India. And it shows, in the trajectories the two countries have taken lately – India about to land on the moon, and Pakistan .. well .. no words need be said about them.

The game has been predictable thus far – Pakis throwing what they think is a googly, and India sending it out of the stadium.

So what has changed this time round?

Well .. what has changed is a political setup in Delhi that is not quite .. err .. ‘amused’ by Paki shenanigans. The first example of this was given far away from the LoC when the first major, and publicised cross border strike took place in Myanmar.

Now Pakis being Pakis, they knew they had a दाढ़ी में तिनका! This tweet exemplifies the unease they felt deeeeeeeep within!


Of course, soon after the Uri attack happened, the ‘unease’ grew more, though hidden behind false bravado typical of the Paki gentry!

Of course, they had no answer but to block simple folks on this side of the border when the Indian Army came calling in the aftermath!


Let us now fast forward to what is happening today. I’d say that the events leading up to today commenced from the Pulwama / Balakot episode. The IAF coming calling on the JeM fuckers deep inside Pakistan came as a rude shock!

Of course, all that ‘brave talk’ meant that Pakis couldn’t just back off!

India had to be ‘taught a lesson’.

And that lesson happened soon enough, the very next day. Only that it didn’t go as planned!

The ‘invincible’ JF-17s stayed far away, at a safe distance while the eight F-16s took a blind shot at the two IAF Su-30s. They fired a grand total of FIVE AMRAAMs at max range.

And then they turned tail!

They knew the Sukhois were not to be messed with.

Needless to say, all that they achieved was 5 AMRAAMs wasted!

Little did they know that Wing Commander Abhinandan in his MiG 21 was about to shove an R-73 up the backside of their leader’s F-16!

Well, atleast they won the Propagandu Warfare in the days that followed!

Will come to that in a while.

Then came the general elections in India, and the return of the govt with an even greater majority. Which brings me to the events currently underway in the Valley.

I’d say it began with the news of deployment of about 10,000 additional CAPF troopers into the Valley.

Let me repeat that figure once again – TEN THOUSAND.

You know the significance of this figure?

Let me tell you how significant it is – NONE WHATSOEVER!

You know why I say so?

Because if we believe the Paki and Hurriyat Propagandus, India already has 700,000 troops in Kashmir! What difference will a mere 10,000 more make is a question no one thought of asking – Heck, it is a mere 1.4% accretion!

Let us analyze what is happening today.

Oh, wait, NO ONE KNOWS what is happening!

THAT is the beauty of today’s situation. What is the govt’s intention, no one knows. And this is what is causing all the randi-rona all over – ppl simply assuming the ‘worst’ (atleast for them)!

To them, all I’ll do is ask, ‘How’s the Khauf?’!!

That is the beauty of psy ops – keep ’em guessing! Capabilities cannot be hidden, but intentions can be. That is exactly what the GOI is doing. And Pakis don’t know how to react, or what to tell their lackeys in the Valley!

So what happens next?

Well, who knows?!!

So let me add my own speculations to the list!

But before moving to speculating about future developments, let me just go over some things that have transpired in the recent past. The most important, and major event was the visit by the Beggar-in-Chief and the de-facto brown panted ruler of Pakistan to the US.

The biggest event of the ‘highly successful’ visit was the US President telling the Beggar-in-Chief in his face that they were ungrateful bastards – taking American money and then actively working against American interests!

But the airwaves were seized by another ‘offer’!

It was the offer by Shri Donald Ji to mediate on the Kashmir Issue ‘IF BOTH COUNTRIES ASKED FOR IT’.

Well, who cares about the fine print in the Land of the Pure, hainji? Out came the dhols and with that, the bhangra troupes! ‘WE WON, WE WON!‘, were the chants all around!

But no one seemed to ask, ‘Oye BC, what exactly did we win?’!

Well, Boo Fcuking Hoo, birathers – There never was, and never will be any Indian acquiescence to any offer of third party mediation. That has been the party line in India since long.

But then why did the POTUS make this offer?

As per him, he & Modi had discussed Kashmir in one of their recent discussions. Indian MEA was very clear that no mediation thing was discussed. Well, Trump Ji may be excused for missing that out since he is a very busy man indeed!

But it may be fair to assume that Kashmir might indeed have been discussed. So, coming back to the POTUS’ offer of mediation – let me just put out a conspiracy theory – What if some years down the line, it turns out to be a trap, even if unintended?

Let me elaborate upon that a bit. With yet another IMF loan in bag (even if the bag itself is so full of leaking holes!) and the POTUS himself offering to ‘mediate’, just imagine the warm wetness that the brown panted ones in Rawalpindi must be feeling in their favourite spot!

Time & circumstances must’ve been considered ripe for yet another incident to ‘rock the boat’ in Kashmir, so to say. But, what form might that take, they wondered. Especially since another retaliatory strike on Balakot was out of question, because .. well .. ye to ho chuka hai!

Oh, my bad, the Balakot strike wan’t a retaliatory one, but a ‘Pre-Emptive’ one, satisfying yours truly who had dreamed about such a strike many many moons ago, on 25 Oct 2015!

Don’t believe me?

Well, HERE’S the tweet and down below is a screenshot of it!


So, this time too, the Brown Pants were deliberating upon what should they do, and what might India do in return, when India did something pre-emptive yet again! Additional troops were moved into the Valley in anticipation of an imminent threat!

And just like that, the Brown Pants became a tad bit more browner!

Had their plans already been leaked?

Heck, did they even have a plan ready?

What was the GOI planning?

What should we do?

How would the US react?

But most importantly, if some attack happens now, Indian already has a justification to whoop their a$$es once again! Heck, going by the Balakot doctrine, India may not even wait for an attack to materialize before going pre-emptive yet again!

Heck, they had no clue whatsoever! And dare I say, they still don’t!

In fact, no one does!

Then, right on cue, the LoC lit up once again, and this time, for a change, the Neelam Valley too got a taste of the ‘good old 90s’!

The Propagandu-in-Chief and his keyboard warriors had their work cut out – how to spin this to their advantage. But then, no matter how much lipstick you put on a pig, at the end of the day it remains just that – a pig!

And given their reputation, or more specifically, lack of it, no amount of propagandu from the much vaunted ISPR is getting any traction anywhere in the world!

Except within the Land of the Pure itself!

Fanboys and Fangirls are swooning over the Propagandu-in-Chief himself, egging him on – Bhai Ghafoora Aage Badho, Hum Tumhare Saath Hain! But Ghafoora jayega kahan? He has no clue what his arch enemy is upto!

And in any case, he’s been too busy retweeting ‘Hai Hai Modi’ tweets from Indian ‘seculars’ from his personal handle, to be able to devote much ‘energies’ to much else!

So the Brown Pants did what they could, to find out Indian intentions, because .. well .. they have no clue!

In came the willing and unsuspecting draftees to the cause – some definitely on their payroll, and others by just being the argumentative Indian!

Politicos were soon yelling bloody murder, not knowing who had died!

Didn’t work.

All they got were videos of the Indian Home Minister smiling and talking in recent Parliament Session doing rounds on WhatsApp!

Then came, amongst so many others, the star journo herself, the best of the lot, asking the same question, demanding info .. nay .. communication!


That she has been accused in the past for allegedly unwittingly leaking operational information to the enemy during Kargil & 26/11, did not matter one bit. GOI owes it to the public to pre-announce what it is gearing up to do, even at the cost of jeopardizing its plans, right?

Anyhow, that too failed. The silence from the GOI has been deafening indeed! So the Propagandu-in-Chief played the next best and perhaps his most ‘intelligent’ move so far – he tweeted this tweet from Shri Geelani’s handle!


My first reaction upon seeing this tweet was – WOAH, SUCH IMPECCABLE ENGLISH!! No wonder Geelani Saheb is so respected all around!

Too bad, I’ve never come across any video of him actually conversing in this language, though!

But then I suddenly remembered another thing – An Afghan Taliban Spokesman tweeting some shit, supposedly from within Afghanistan, but with location showing Sindh, Pakistan instead!


But then, Pakis have never harboured Afghan Taliban on their soil! No Sir! Even Donald Ji was wrong on that account when he openly said so to the Beggar-in-Chief himself! Of course, the Taliban joker yelled – CONSPIRACY, and deleted the tweet! Here’s a Paki news report LINK to that story.

But Propagandu-in-Chief and his department had learnt their lessons well! Geelani Saheb’s 135 odd tweets, in Urdu and his signature style of impeccable English, are all without any geo-location tags!

Well done, he said as he patted himself!

Yet Geelani Ji’s tweet failed to mobilize the Ummah against Indian plans for the ‘Biggest Genocide in History of Mankind’. It too turned out to be a damp squib. Brown Pants were relieved – they didn’t want their record of East Pak genocide broken! (Hint: Google Op Searchlight)

Talk about small mercies, eh? 😅
But then, WHAT is India up to?
That question still remains, as does the question as to WHEN will it be done!
Let me speculate on the second question first.

Remember, the 1998 nuclear tests were pended till such time the then President returned from a visit abroad? Well this time too, the President was out of country. But good news! He returned back early today morning!


So the question of WHEN has been partially answered by me.
You are welcome!
Now comes the big question – WHAT?
Let me speculate a bit on that now.

Their ‘tool’ measuring contests and bombast notwithstanding, Brown Pants know quite well what the Indian Armed Forces are capable of, given political will. Heck, they are the reason that Pakistan has one extra High Commission – in Dhaka!

In fact, one interesting nugget that I came across when reading this book quoted below is that the author says that he actually saw IAF jets kilometres inside Pakistan over South Punjab in the immediate aftermath of 26/11 Mumbai attacks!


So what happens now? Well, to put it very briefly, I’d say ‘Who Knows!’

But there are indeed a few options that I can foresee.

Firstly, abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.

Secondly, high profile arrests of ‘big’ players – both political as well as separatist.

Thirdly, trifurcation of the state. Fourthly, an attack on Pakistan across the LoC itself.

And lastly, nothing! The GOI can just say that the Amarnath pilgrims are back safely and additional forces are moving out! Now wouldn’t THAT be a classical ‘Dhappa’?!!

Let me share a few thoughts on these options.
(I know this blog is getting much longer than I anticipated, but bear with me!)

First: Abrogation of Articles 370/35A.
Well, will do a different blog on that soon.
But I’ll leave a screenshot of this 6yr old tweet here.


Coming to the second scenario – Likely high profile arrests.
But for that, let me take you to the USA of 1932 first. A certain gent who went by the name of Al Capone was imprisoned for 11 years for tax evasion.

Now why I bring Shri Capone in this blog, you asked?

Well, that is because he was a dreaded Mafia Boss who had covered his tracks well, and there was hardly any legally admissible evidence against him for any other charge to stick!

And in he went!

On a not so unrelated note, I will just remind you of the recent investigations into a major bank in J&K, in which many of the big names are facing uncomfortable questions, some of them as guests of the Enforcement Directorate!

Of course, some other ‘key’ players are already behind bars for money laundering, thanks to the NIA! And frantic pleas, by their wives and an assortment of Pakis, both brown-panted and otherwise, have failed to move the ‘heartless’ Indian State!

I’ll just leave it at that.

Now coming on to the other hot issue of Trifurcation of the state.
First, let me put out a map of J&K to offer some perspective.


There are a few very distinct geographical divisions in the State, thanks to natural geography as also current political realities.

The Kashmir Valley, if you see, makes up for a very minuscule part of J&K’s real estate.

Then there is Jammu.

Next come the areas North of ZojiLa Pass – Dras, Kargil and Ladakh.

This more or less sums up India controlled territory.

Further East of Ladakh is the Aksai Chin, under Chinese control since the mid 1950s.
Now, let’s talk about areas of J&K under Paki control. The thin sliver of land that you see from Muzaffarabad to Mirpur is what actually comprises PoK.
Yup, Kashmir is more or less entirely with India.

A big chunk of the J&K State is the Gilgit – Baltistan area. Pakis have tried their damned best to constitutionally detach it from J&K, but then again, their constitution hardly matters when it comes to Indian claim.

Lastly, is the Shaksgam Valley, ceded by Pakis to China as they jumped into the Chinese bed .. err .. camp, in the immediate aftermath of the 1962 Sino-India war. Of course the 1963 agreement between Pakistan and China states that it is a temporary measure, pending a final resolution on Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Technicalities, eh? 🙂

So that is J&K in legal and cartographic terms. In technical terms, though, and in language that Chinese understand, here’s another 6 yr old tweet!


Ok, back to trifurcation.
Well that applies merely to India administered J&K, atleast for the time being.
I don’t know how many of you have noticed, but whenever there is any news of J&K, it is merely Kashmir that is mentioned.
Hardly anyone talks about Jammu and Ladakh.

Heck, even the Pakis call it as India Occupied Kashmir!

No concerns whatsoever with Jammu / Ladakh!

THIS, folks, is what justifies trifurcation, in a nutshell. Will not get into legalities – constitutional or otherwise, but all I will say is that J&K is actually three different states. To that end, I’ll leave a screenshot of this five year old tweet here.


So, what might trifurcation look like?

Well, different ppl are offering different solutions / scenarios. What I would prefer is Jammu as a different state and Kashmir and Ladakh as Union Territories.

I know some folks may not agree with me, but well, that’s my preference! Kashmir as a UT will help mitigate local political ideologies from messing up the situation to some extent. In case of Ladakh, it is too sparsely populated and may be best administered as a UT.

Btw, something tells me that Pakis too are somewhat assured that trifurcation is what India is looking at.

Why, you asked?

Well because the Propagandu-in-Chief, as far as I know, for the first time has used the term India Occupied J&K instead of the usual crap of IOK! Let me put out a disclaimer – it is mere speculation on my part, but still!


Moving on, next possible outcome is an attack across the LoC itself. Well, partly, it has been happening already for the past few days when out of the blue came a report of massive CAPs by both air forces. Then came the reports of intense artillery exchanges.

It all reached a crescendo till the capstone visuals shared by the Brown Pants’ Propagandu Warriors – Neelum Valley under attack!

Too bad, no sympathies came their way!

So what might a proper attack across the LoC comprise?

Let’s speculate a bit on that.

Options are varied. These could range from tactical realignment to gain local advantages to a spectacular but localized op to capture a strategically valuable piece of real estate across!

It might also mean a continued pounding of Paki positions across the length of the LoC with a two-fold aim – let the average Paki see the body bags of his beloved and invincible Brown Panted soldiers come back home (after all, for how long can they hide casualties on the LoC by saying they died in KPK / Balochistan et al?).

The other outcome is rapid depletion of ammo stocks of Beggaristan. It is a very real possibility. Remember the Pakis desperately crying for ceasing artillery fire exchanges in the aftermath of Pulwama / Balakot?

Of course their ammo stocks won’t run out. They never can. Especially when the Brown Pants have first dibs on whatever little revenue their selected government earns! But yes, Beggaristan will continue to frantically keep looking for fresh bheekh! Suits me, to be frank!


Last option – DHAPPA!

We Do Nothing!

I know it doesn’t seem to sit well with many people. And that includes me too. But it is worth analyzing nonetheless. What do we achieve by just scaling down after a while?

Might we have averted a major attack? Or a major planned law and order situation? We will never know about it until someone in the know of things ultimately writes / talks about it.

So be it.

In any case, the Brown Pants had just returned to their barracks after a prolonged mobilization post the Pulwama / Balakot incident, and I think they are out yet again. Even a precautionary mobilization costs money – something that Beggaristan has in extremely short supply!


In any case, don’t think Pakis will escape unhurt either. Their pain is real enough. However the Brown Panted ones are stoic folks. If they can disown hundreds of their soldiers in Kargil, a mere five more is just small change, no?


And to put icing on the cake, Indian Army will be forced to purchase Paki flags and burn crucial calories to bury their abandoned Brown Panted cannon fodder, just like they did in Kargil (MUST SEE the 3 min video below)! Propagandu Wins!

That is as far as the options go, atleast in my opinion. But knowing the GOI of today, they might be thinking on some other line altogether!

What I found interesting recently is this tweet by the Beggar-in-Chief.


So the UN Resolution is back in circulation!

Let me share some thoughts on that. The resolution has been superseded by the 1972 Simla Agreement wherein both countries have committed to resolving the issue BILATERALLY. This has been a consistent stand of the GOI.

But then, let us grant Pakis their few moments of hubris.

So what does the resolution entail?

Well, it does call for plebiscite, just as Beggar-in-Chief has been crying for.

So how does the plebiscite happen, you asked?


I would love to see the day when someone from the GOI actually takes Pakis up on that offer and asks them to withdraw! The dance of headless chickens in Islamabad / Rawalpindi will surely be a treat to watch!

Let us suppose that in a hypothetical scenario, Pakis actually do that and withdraw. What comes next?

Well, demography comes next!

With Articles 370 & 35A, however flawed they may be, India has ensured that franchise in its part of J&K rests with original / native inhabitants. But when it comes to PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakis have ensured a steady influx of Punjabis and Pashtoons who have settled there for good.

Heck, as far as Gilgit-Baltistan goes, there is a full fledged genocide of the natives underway, since they are Shias!

Very little news trickles out of there, but there still is some that worms its way into the www. Here’s one such LINK

A good and concise writeup. Chronicles the role of a certain Brigadier Pervez Musharraf in brutally putting down a Shia revolt in 1988.

So the question remains, in case of a plebiscite who gets to vote on the Paki side.
On Indian side too, the franchise of Kashmiri Pandits will matter as well.

Oh, and what about the residents of Shaksgam Valley?!!

Bottomline: Plebiscite is good rhetoric, but unimplementable!

So here’s a ‘Boo Fucking Hoo’ to the Beggar-in-Chief and his wet dreams of a plebiscite, Trump or no Trump! In fact, I am veering round to the belief that Trump’s offer of mediation might not have come as quite the surprise, atleast in some quarters in GOI!

As I go towards concluding this blog post, let me also add another speculation – We are seeing what we are seeing. There is no doubt about that. In fact, everyone is trying to make some sense of that.

BUT Are we seeing what we are NOT seeing?

Read the above question once again.

So what do I mean by that?

Let me just say that even though the Kargil War was fought almost exclusively North of Pir Panjal, a few weeks later, the Paki Navy Chief, of all people, had to resign!

Interesting, no?

Here’s a link about what the Indian Navy was up to, during Kargil War, in case you are interested – The silent sentinel

Now fast forward to 28 Feb 2019 to the Tri-Services press conference after India successfully ‘convinced’ Terroristan to release Wing Commander Abhinandan. Anyone remember, the Naval Officer out there? Here’s the LINK to the screenshot below of a tweet I posted that day


Now take your minds to a few weeks ago when news came that Indian Navy took a while to detect the lone Paki Navy Agosta Sub, ultimately finding it hidden close to the Makran coast.

Remember that news?


Just google it!

And the Pakis on social media went berserk – With Joy, mind you! Their ‘invincible’ submarine had ‘evaded detection’ for so long, you see! None asked the question as to why it was hiding AWAY from Indian coast, instead of aggressively maneuvering close to it!

This brings me to perhaps the final part of this blog – Paki Twitterati!

It might be fair to assume that though limited in penetration, Twitter in Pakistan is mostly used by the middle / upper classes who are amongst the more educated ones in Pakistan.

Now it is an interesting exercise to see how they blindly lap up all the Propagandu thrust down their throats by Shri Propagandu-in-Chief, no questions asked. It is indeed commendable for the Brown Pants to reach this stage. Of course, a ‘pliant’ school curriculum helps.

Talking about school curriculum, I had done a three part blog series on that two years ago. Here’s the link to Part 1 – State Sponsored Radicalization in Pakistan’s School Curriculum: Part 1 of 3.

Do read all three parts.

I insist!

If you thought Madrassas were incubators of hate in Pakistan, you will be shocked to see how the state has institutionalized a blinkered world view that its children grow up with.

To some extent, an army forever losing battles can be excused for replacing facts with bombast. But the Brown Pants have taken it a bit too far, I’d say.

The first example came in Kargil in 1999 when there was widespread shock and disbelief at Nawaz Sharif ‘throwing away’ a SPECTACULAR VICTORY by agreeing to a withdrawal after the July 4 meeting with Clinton!

This, when all that he had done was providing a face saving exit for his Brown Panted ones who had been honing their favourite war maneuvre in Kargil – Running away from battle!

And ironically, it was he who paid the price for it!

This time too, when the inevitable thappad comes – doesn’t matter when – the Paki Awam will once again go into shock and disbelief.

I wonder how the Propagandu Department will handle things then!

They survived Balakot and the loss of F-16 because of unashamed lies that their populace gladly lapped up. Let’s see what happens next time round, especially with own side having, hopefully, drawn good lessons from it.

With this, I come to the end of this blog post. Let me once again reiterate, no matter what happens or does not happen, fact remains that the boat has been rocked like never before.

And therein lies a victory of sorts.

Am fully expecting the other side (whether across the border, or within) to soon take a desperate step, resulting in an opening that will give some motion to the wheels of history, with or without blood.

In the end, I’ll leave you with the blog versions of four threads tweeted on Feb 14 (Pulwama Attack) Feb 26 (Balakot), Feb 27 (Abhinandan Captured) and Feb 28 (Abhinandan Released).

These are not even a fraction as long as this current blog post. So plz take some time to read them!


Thoughts on the Balakot Strike: Part 1

Thoughts on Balakot Strike: Part II – The Pakistani Response

Thoughts on the Balakot Strike: Part III – The Tri-Services Presser in New Delhi

With this, I come to an end of this blog post, folks.
Thank you for your patience.
Whatever comes next, all I’ll say is #AanDeyo!

Lest we forget

Tributes to the fallen don’t get much better than this.
Totally worth a read



The flag soared on so gracefully, it had a rhythm to it, like it was swaying to some music that I couldn’t hear. The Kargil War Memorial, overlooking the steep valleys our brave hearts fought for, has a hauntingly beautiful charm to it. The silence speaks of so many stories, of lives that could have been, of promises that would have been fulfilled, of dreams that never saw the light. I could feel immense pain, lingering in those ice cold winds, of every mother who would never again get a chance to spoil her son, every father who regretted not giving his little boy some more time, the sister who would never get to fight with her brother over chocolates, the wife,now a war widow, who would never feel her beloved husband’s warm embrace again, the son who’s super hero wouldn’t play with him ever again and the daughter who…

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Cricket. ~We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality~

Sports do bring out the most basic, tribal / animalistic instincts amongst even the most ‘civilized’ ones. Hence the ‘fanaticism’ showed by many fans as far as their preferred team goes.
There’s just no doubt about it.
What this blog does is to chronicle the same phenomenon and put it into a good context.


At the very onset let me confess I’m a cricket illiterate person & have never been a part of this carnival. But for a country with limited entertainment that doesn’t inculcate sport in its lifestyle it’s wonderful how people turn to cricket almost vicariously. Besides enjoying the game, it fulfils a need, a bond that binds us from North to South, East to West, into a Nation.

To those who repeatedly say that cricket & politics should be kept far away from each other, either don’t understand sport or are ignorant of the fact, that politics has always been a part of it.

In Ahmedabad of the late 70s a Pakistani win meant crackers in the Walled City, skirmishes &, or riots.

During the same years, English football fans returning home to UK via Hovercraft or train would dredge up every World War 2 taunt (yes, WW2 !!) for the…

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On Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC (Posthumous)



“Some goals are so worthy, it is glorious even to fail” – Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey, Param Vir Chakra (Marnoparant).

This day in 1999, a young Captain by the name of Manoj Pandey was going gung ho, clearing Pakis in Khalubar.

Little would he have known that he had just about 43 days more in this mortal world, before he attained martyrdom and at the same time, immortal fame.

He led the most difficult tasks assigned to 1/11 Gorkha Rifles in the war, with full confidence in his fellow Gorkhas to deliver.

Here is a letter he wrote from the battlefield to a friend.

Download, Zoom & read.

As can be seen in the words he wrote, he knew the task was big, but also that it simply HAD to be done.

And that he was not afraid of what lay ahead.

His moment of glory would come on the night of 02/03 July in Khalubar where he singlehandedly cleared four bunkers out of six that had held up the Indian Army’s advance towards the LoC in that sector.

In the process, he met a glorious death. But even as he fell, mortally wounded, the last grenade in his hand found the last remaining Pakis in the fourth bunker. Even in death, his task was utmost in his mind.

His last words, his last command to him boys in fact was – “Na Chhornu” (Don’t leave them).

The maddened Gorkhas ensured that their fallen leader’s last command was obeyed without any pity or remorse towards the enemy. With their khukris flashing, they ensured not one Paki saw the next dawn.

When dawn finally broke, Paki dead lay littered on the battlefield. But the joy of victory was dampened by the loss of Manoj and six other Paramvirs of 1/11 Gorkha Rifles. One Param Vir Chakra and three Vir Chakras were bagged by the battalion that night on their Path of Glory.

Mr Gopi Chand Padey, a humble gardener from Lucknow would soon find himself on the Rajpath, receiving the PVC earned by his son.

Even normally drably worded official citation couldn’t hide the sheer madness of that night.

God bless this Param Vir and his parents who raised him to become one.

Here’s a short, five minute video of his parents talking about him. The mother actually knew that her son was no more even before anyone told her. Try and watch the video till the end without choking up if you can.


Sharing some snippets from his young life in the succeeding paras.

Photo: Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC (P) at the battlefield with fellow officers of his Paltan. A rare pic.


Manoj Pandey with his parents, possibly during, or sometime immediately after his training years.


The final homecoming of Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC (P), for his last journey on shoulders of his fellow Gorkhas, Lucknow, 07 July 1999


A documentary on Manoj Pandey. Totally worth the 15 minutes of your life it asks for.
Footage worth gold.


Sergeant Manoj Kumar Pandey, Mike Squadron, National Defence Academy


Junior Under Officer Manoj Kumar Pandey, Indian Military Academy


A young Manoj Pandey at his village Kamlapur, near Sitapur, about 60km from Lucknow


Last photo of Capt Manoj Pandey clicked during his last leave, 15 Mar 1999.                     He left for Kargil on the 16th.


Khalubar – the last battlefield of Capt Manoj Pandey.  Was unconquerable, but for Manoj & the hundreds like him


Story of Capt Manoj Pandey for kids, a wonderful effort.
My elder one has read it more than 20 times


Photo: A bust of Capt Manoj, being presented to the IMA next month by veterans on their 50th year reunion.

Jai Hind

Jai Mahakali .. Aayo Gorkhali!

On the Battle of Chhappar Chiri / Sirhind

Folks, yesterday marked the 309th anniversary of the day when the Sikhs, led by Banda Singh Bahadur entered the city of Sirhind. Here’s a short blog on the events leading up to this significant victory for the Khalsa Panth.

Sirhind was the unfortunate witness to the martyrdom of the two younger Sahebzadas of Guru Gobind Singh at the hands of its Governor Wazir Khan, who’d vowed to finish the Sikhs after the battle of Anandpur Saheb in 1704.

Sahebzadas Fateh Singh and Zorawar Singh were just 9 and 6 years old respectively, but stood firm to their faith like a rock.

They chose martyrdom over conversion to Islam, along with their grandmother, Mata Gujri, the wife of Guru Teg Bahadur, who too had earned the title ‘Hind Di Chaddar’ for his sacrifice.

Enraged at this dastardly act, the Sikhs vowed revenge.

Soon, in 1708, Guru Gobind Singh too was murdered by assassins thought to have been sent by the same Wazir Khan. However, the Guru had, shortly before his death, baptized a young ascetic, Madho Singh and given him the title, ‘Banda Bahadur.’

Realizing that he was mortally wounded and wouldn’t be able to punish Wazir Khan himself, Guru Gobind Singh sent Banda Bahadur for the job shortly before he left for his heavenly abode.

In Oct 1708, Banda Singh Bahadur marched towards Punjab with 25 Khalsas and a ‘Hukumnama‘ enjoining Sikhs to gather under his banner. As Banda reached Delhi, thousands had gathered around him, raring to avenge the Guru and his Sahebzadas.

Sonepat, Samana, Shahbad, Mustafabad, Kapuri and Banur were soon subjugated. Now Banda Singh Bahadur marched towards Sirhind to give battle to Wazir Khan, who too had marched out to meet him.

The Khalsas and the Mughals clashed at Chappar Chiri in Kharar Tehsil on 12th May 1710. The Mughals fielded cannons and cavalry whereas the Khalsas fought with swords, spears and small arms.

It was not an easy battle.
Far from it, in fact.

Wazir Khan fielded a strong army, bolstered in numbers by a call to Jihad issued by him.
In initial stages of battle, they prevailed over the the Khalsa, with their artillery causing many casualties.

Realising the criticality of taking out the Mughal arty, the Sikhs charged towards the guns.

Many fell enroute, but the remaining finally silenced the Mughal artillery.

Now started a hand to hand fight.

Here too, the Mughals had an upper hand due to their numbers.

At this stage, Baaj Singh, the second in command of Banda, who was sitting atop a mound to observe and direct the battle, approached him and requested him to join the battle.

Banda Bahadur moved to the forefront of his army to give battle to the enemy.

In words of Sohan Singh,

Then rose he (Banda) like a hungry lion from his cave & sprang upon the army like a bolt from the blue.

His appearance very much encouraged the Khalsa, whereas it struck a general terror among the enemy.

The irresistible Banda, with a single sally changed the whole scene.’

Encouraged by the sight of their leader, the Sikhs fell upon their enemy with renewed vigour. Many a Mughal were dispatched by the Khalsas without any pity or remorse.

In the words of Khazan Singh, ‘When the battle was raging, a strong storm set in and with that the Singhs rushed at the enemy and put them to flight.’

‘Money and baggage, horses, elephants, fell’ said Khafi Khan, ‘into the hands of the infidels (Singhs) and not a man of the army of Islam escaped with more than his life and the clothes he stood in.’

Outnumbered, out-gunned and under-equipped, yet the Khalsas prevailed over the enemy.

Wazir Khan himself fell to the sword of Fateh Singh.

After a bloody battle lasting two days, the Singhs finally raised the victory cry and Banda Bahadur took formal charge of Sirhind, which had borne the brunt of the final stages of battle as the Mughals fled Westwards from Chappar Chiri.

On 27th May 1710, Banda Singh Bahadur held a huge ‘Diwan’ in Sirhind city and proclaimed the Khalsa rule and the end of Mughal tyranny.

With this victory, ‘Khalsas of Gobind’ now controlled all land between Sutlej and Yamuna.

This was the first Sikh kingdom in the Land of Five Rivers, established after innumerable sacrifices. It didn’t last very long, but a start had been made. A lasting Sikh Empire was but a matter of time.

God bless the souls of those that perished in those days.

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Fateh Burj (Victory Tower), constructed in Chhappar Chiri to commemorate the epic battle that the Khalsas fought there under the stewardship of Banda Singh Bahadur.