South Asia and Beyond

Why And How India Threatened Lahore In 1965

NEW DELHI: It’s one of India’s finest military manoeuvres, one that came under pressure during the 1965 war with Pakistan. Fifty six years ago this week, India launched Operation Riddle, the motive of which was to threaten attacker Pakistan’s main city, Lahore. And Indian troops entered Pakistan by going across the international boundary in Punjab. In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale describes what prompted India’s move and how it took Pakistan by surprise.

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