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According to Wikipedia, there have been four declared wars between India and Pakistan. None of them were "won" or "lost" in that neither party in any of these wars was forced into unconditional surrender (as happened in, for instance, WWI and WWII). That being said, it's fair to say that Pakistan did not fully achieve any of their ...


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I don't feel qualified to say decisively that Karnad's statement is untrue, but I suspect he might be oversimplifying the technology transfer described by political scientist Jonah Blank in a Foreign Affairs piece from 2015: Pakistan has provided China with access to U.S. and other Western military technology that Beijing’s scientists have then reverse-...


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This is fraught with political spin, and in historical terms 'quite recent'. As this was a secret plan that touches on 'war', mostly lies are what go around in principle. However, the claim in question is decidedly against what is commonly known on the topic, and the 'rationale' offered is not really plausible. It is unlikely that India wanted to get Israel ...


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The ultimate source(s) of the numbers can be easily found in the Wikipedia article (which is well referenced): A doctor at a rehabilitation centre in Dhaka reported 170,000 abortions of pregnancies caused by the rapes, and the births of 30,000 war babies during the first three months of 1972.[81] Dr. Geoffrey Davis, an Australian doctor and abortion ...


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The events of the video are of an angry mob setting fire to the Sarhadi Lutheran Church in Mardan, Pakistan from 2012. No one was killed. A subtitle from the linked video reads "Mob are Ready to Attack on Mardan Church, Pakistan" (sic) This was a real event that took place on 21 September 2012, as seen from DAWN, Anglican Ink, The Express ...


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Since I doubt there were any minutes taken on that meeting, from the same article you have: Mr Armitage disputes the language used, CBS said, but he did not deny that Pakistan was put on notice to help America's war effort. And that's probably as far as the truth can be established. Also, a partially redacted version of the meeting's points, as recorded by ...


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There is a publication Education vs. Fanatic Literature A Study on the Hate Content in the Textbooks in Punjab and Sindh Provinces that lists English translations of quotes with page and line number for the 2012-13 academic year. Many of the quotes are debatable as to whether they are hateful or not. One of the supposed examples is: Hindus worship ...


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Over a year later, we can say this claim is very unlikely to be true. In April 2019, Foreign Policy magazine reported that according to two anonymous US officials, Pakistan is not missing any F-16s. The US has not made any further statements on the matter as far as I can tell. One might argue that the US has some interest in covering this up, but it's not ...


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The precise claim is still quite vague to me. What exactly is meant by "Hindu ancestry"? It isn't like there is some specific Hindu gene we can test for, as far as I can tell. If the details are spelled out anywhere in the linked resources, I'm not seeing it. That said, there is some relevant genetic research. In particular I would point to "...


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The term Public Surrender is solely coined by India and Bangladesh. There is no agreed-upon definition of this terminology. They are most probably using this term to describe the fact that 90,000+ Pakistani soldiers laid their weapons and their commander in chief Gen. Niazi signed the instrument of surrender (without obtaining the consent of the government ...


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Just adding to the confusion. The 2010 report (pdf) mentionned in the OP and mentionning a sale to "Tiawan" seems genuine. (to my unexpert eyes) However, we can also find this Pentagon Contract Announcement, issued on 2004, for the same kind of armament (AMRAAM) from the same company (Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz.), under the same serial number (FA8675-05-C-...


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The Hoax Or Fact site looked into a similar claim - that, for nationalistic reasons, Ratan Tata rejected a Pakistani offer to buy Tata Sumo Grande cars. They conclude it is fake news. any kind of high profile business like this between India and Pakistan is officially restricted by Government of India. Therefore, there is no question of any such trade ...


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Skeptics.SE is not a court of law. We can't decide on the guilt or innocence of a person - we can only report what courts have found. The Pakistani Army court martialed Kulbhushan Jadhav, accepted a confession and sentenced him to death. [Press Release] The Indian Government denied that he was a spy. “The said individual has no link with the Government ...


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