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9789354227660 60df0dff9a2fc742e80a1938 Blood for Blood: Fifty Years of the Global Khalistan Project https://cdn1.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60df0e029a2fc742e80a19a7/webp/41r-nbwkdgs-_sx333_bo1-204-203-200_.jpg Fifty years ago, the campaign for a sovereign Sikh state - Khalistan - went global, proclaiming the birth of the new nation with an advertisement in The New York Times on 12 October 1971. The ensuing decades saw a bloodbath in which thousands, mainly Sikhs, lost their lives. Today, the campaign has all but fizzled out in its homeland but overseas, a politically plugged-in band of hardcore separatists keeps the cause alive. In Blood for Blood, veteran Canadian journalist Terry Milewski takes a close look at the global Khalistan project, its hunger for revenge and the feeble response of India's Western allies. He traces the rise and fall of diaspora militants like Talwinder Singh Parmar - the Vancouver-based founder of the Babbar Khalsa terrorist group and the man behind the 1985 'Kanishka' bomb plot which killed 329 aboard Air India Flight 182. The book provides startling new information about the Khalistan movement in Canada, the United Kingdom and India, which has been sustained for decades by Pakistan and now threatens to draw in China. Brilliantly researched, Blood for Blood brings new insights to a topic that continues to hold global interest decades after it first came to light. Product description About the Author Terry Milewski reported from fifty-two countries during four decades as a television news correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). His first visit to India was in 1967, when he travelled through Pakistan and Punjab and interviewed Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in New Delhi. He returned to India often, covering the 2004 tsunami in Tamil Nadu, the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, two official visits by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a charity project in Andhra Pradesh. In 1985, he went to Ireland to cover the Air India bombing and has followed the story behind it for thirty-five years. He became the CBC’s first Middle East Bureau Chief in 1986 and returned there frequently during eight years in Washington spanning the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations. In 1995 he moved to Vancouver, where he produced several award-winning documentaries on the aftermath of the Air India case. He then served as Senior Correspondent in Ottawa from 2009 until his retirement in 2016, returning occasionally as a guest host on CBC’s Power and Politics. 9789354227660
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Blood for Blood: Fifty Years of the Global Khalistan Project

Blood for Blood: Fifty Years of the Global Khalistan Project

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  • ISBN: 9789354227660
  • Author: Terry Milewski
  • Publisher: HarperCollins India
  • Pages: 264
  • Format: Hardback

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Fifty years ago, the campaign for a sovereign Sikh state - Khalistan - went global, proclaiming the birth of the new nation with an advertisement in The New York Times on 12 October 1971. The ensuing decades saw a bloodbath in which thousands, mainly Sikhs, lost their lives. Today, the campaign has all but fizzled out in its homeland but overseas, a politically plugged-in band of hardcore separatists keeps the cause alive. In Blood for Blood, veteran Canadian journalist Terry Milewski takes a close look at the global Khalistan project, its hunger for revenge and the feeble response of India's Western allies. He traces the rise and fall of diaspora militants like Talwinder Singh Parmar - the Vancouver-based founder of the Babbar Khalsa terrorist group and the man behind the 1985 'Kanishka' bomb plot which killed 329 aboard Air India Flight 182. The book provides startling new information about the Khalistan movement in Canada, the United Kingdom and India, which has been sustained for decades by Pakistan and now threatens to draw in China. Brilliantly researched, Blood for Blood brings new insights to a topic that continues to hold global interest decades after it first came to light. Product description About the Author Terry Milewski reported from fifty-two countries during four decades as a television news correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). His first visit to India was in 1967, when he travelled through Pakistan and Punjab and interviewed Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in New Delhi. He returned to India often, covering the 2004 tsunami in Tamil Nadu, the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, two official visits by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a charity project in Andhra Pradesh. In 1985, he went to Ireland to cover the Air India bombing and has followed the story behind it for thirty-five years. He became the CBC’s first Middle East Bureau Chief in 1986 and returned there frequently during eight years in Washington spanning the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations. In 1995 he moved to Vancouver, where he produced several award-winning documentaries on the aftermath of the Air India case. He then served as Senior Correspondent in Ottawa from 2009 until his retirement in 2016, returning occasionally as a guest host on CBC’s Power and Politics.

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