The third edition of coveted Military Literature Festival (MLF), starting from Thursday, would bring together the finest men from battle grounds and literary fields to discuss watershed of information on defence issues for the next three days.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is all set to lead the Fest with discussions in various aspects of military and sharing his experiences of serving the country in armed forces.
To be held from December 13 to 15 at UT Lake Club, the military literature extravaganza will be inaugurated by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore.
With legendary litterateur Sir Mark Tully, historian Pushpesh Pant, Ramon Magsaysay awardee Ravish Kumar, gallantry award winners and defence experts making strong presence at the fest, visitors will be steered into batches of sessions focusing on various issues.
The event will be witness to panel discussions on subjects ranging from military histories to wars to current cyber security concerns. It also encapsulates stories of battleground from the gallantry awards winners that will be shared during Samvad.
All the three days will also have Clarion Call theatre events comprising of special audio visual shows on Josh...Jazbaaa and Junoon... of being part of armed forces.
Panel discussions would be held on the topics like ‘The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and The Freedom Movement’, ‘Understanding The Message of Balakot’, ‘The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of The East India Company and Empire’, ‘Who Was the Victor of the Battle of Haldighati’, ‘Make In India and the Nation's Security’, ‘Did The Battle of Kohima Save India’, ‘The Taliban and ISIK in Kashmir’, ‘Dilli
Fateh — Banda Singh Bahadur Ton Ranjit Singh De Daur Da Jangi Itihas (Punjabi)’, among others.
Discussion on ‘Medieval Military Architecture – Forts of India’, ‘The ISI, Taliban and Afghanistan’, ‘Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative’, ‘The Leadership and Campaigns of Field Marshal Slim’, ‘Spymasters and Cyber–Intelligence in War and Peace’, ‘Imphal: The Last Battle of The Japanese Empire’, ‘Jingoism and Hyper – Nationalism – An Indian Perspective’, and ‘Ek Aur Satyagraha Bharat Ki Atma Ke Liye (Hindi)’.
Panelist Oliver Everett will give 20-30 minutes audio-video presentation on ‘The Contribution of Britain to India in Various Fields’.
On the concluding day, Capt Amarinder will preside over the closing ceremony. The last day will have panel discussion on ‘Run Silent, Run Deep, Strike Hard!’, ‘Article 370 and the Death — Knell of Terrorism’, ‘Shoulder to Shoulder: An Interactive Session with the United Kingdom Military Team’, ‘Creation of The Post of Chief of Defence Staff’, ‘Lessons Learnt From the Kargil War and Their Implementation’, and ‘Does the Red Corridor Really Exist’.