- Prashant Agarwal, head of the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies at Allahabad University, was quoted as saying by the news agency IANS.
- A small group of Indian troops did a lot of damage to the Chinese side, even though they didn't have very good weapons.
The course Defense Studies, which is taught in universities all over Uttar Pradesh, will now also teach about the bravery of Indian soldiers in several important fights, such as the standoff with China in the Galwan valley.
As part of the new changes, the Defence Studies curriculum will also teach about fights that happened as far back as the Mahabharata. A group of academics, people who know a lot about military science, and politicians are talking about the “need to revisit history and military science” that is taught in some central and state universities.
Sources say that the changes to the curriculum are being made to highlight the bravery of Indian troops in wars where the Indian forces won. The changes to the curriculum are meant to make more people aware of the battles in which the bravery of Indian troops was crucial.
“Even though the Indo-China war ended in a ceasefire, which was because the Chinese would not have been able to keep fighting once winter came, most people think India lost the war, even though there were many times when Indian forces gave China a good answer,” Prof. Prashant Agarwal, head of the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies at Allahabad University, was quoted as saying by the news agency IANS.
“A small group of Indian troops did a lot of damage to the Chinese side, even though they didn’t have very good weapons. Professor Agarwal was also quoted as saying, “There is a need to honor Indian forces and show the world the real picture of the bravery of our soldiers by’revisiting’ several wars and battles fought during the Mughal, British, and post-Independence eras.”
“How can students learn about the bravery of the Indian Army if they only hear about fights and the strength of the army from foreign writers? “Indian authors don’t write that many books,” he said.