Chapter 6, Tiger Hills, english, fyjc, 11th std, maharashtra board, balbharathi solution,
complete the following sentence.
Ajoy reported about how the game was played, how the game performed, and how the game ended.
Sujoy reported about how they missed Vinay and Sunay, and how eager they were to tell them about the enjoyments.
Give a spoken or written account of something.
Refer to a standard dictionary and find out the meaning of the following word:
Reportage: the act of reporting news in a newspaper or broadcasting them on radio or television.
Reporter: a person who covers events, proceedings, or news and describes them for a newspaper, radio, or television.
Reported speech: Means of expressing statements or questions without using the speaker’s exact words.
Reportorial: related to or characteristic of a newspaper reporter.
Find and discuss some examples of reports related to the given topic.
Do it yourself.
Do it yourself.
Do it yourself.
You might have read war stories or watched war movies. Make a list of the factors which make them interesting.
Narrate in your own words a similar based on text to the class.
26th November 2008 is considered one of the black days in the History of Mumbai. 10 armed men wreaked havoc in the city, fired mercilessly at helpless Mumbaikars, and pushed the entire country into a state of fear for the next 3 days. The terrorist attack started when 10 heavily armed men arrived at two locations in Colaba in inflatable speedboats, at around 9:30 p.m. They then split into groups of two and opened fire at different locations of Mumbai. The locations targeted were Leopold Café, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Oberoi Trident, and Cama Hospital. They also blew up two taxis with explosives. Though the Mumbai Police were caught unawares by the terrorist attack, they showed exemplary courage and deftness and managed to neutralize three terrorists. In the course of their efforts to take stock of the situation, Police officers Hemant Karkare, Vijay Salaskar, and Ashok Kamte, were killed by the terrorists. The Mumbai Police managed to arrest the terrorist Ajmal Kasab alive near Girgaon Chowpatty. Police officer Tukaram Omble was martyred while achieving this feat. Later that night, two terrorists managed to sneak into the Nariman House building, a Jewish centre in Colaba while three of them entered the Taj Mahal Hotel building and held the residents’ hostage. They threatened and even killed a few hostages in these locations. The center deployed the Rapid Action Force, Marine Commandos, and the NSG commandos for the rescue operation. The hostage situation at the Taj was resolved on the morning of 27th November. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan of the NSG was killed during the rescue of Commando Sunil Yadav, who was hit in the leg by a bullet at Taj. The rescue operation at the Nariman House continued for the next two days. Finally, on 29th November 2008 at around 8 a.m., the nightmare ended as the last terrorist of the group was killed.
Imagine that you are about to interview the writer. Write 10 to 15 questions regarding the operation.
Enlist any four facts which made the capturing of Tiger Hill a national challenge.
Different arms and ammunitions are mentioned in the excerpt. Find their names.
Bofors guns, field and medium guns, 122 mm multi-barrelled Grad rocket launchers, and mortars.
Wars are not fought only on the battlefield. Comment.
For a country fighting a war, challenges, like maintaining secrecy, handling political and global pressures, maintaining internal peace, and arranging for all kinds of combat support, become battles in itself. Besides all these battles, the entire nation is under tremendous psychological pressure. The routine life of the families of the individuals directly involved in the war is filled with anxiety. The country folk, too, remain worried about the fate of those in the army. Every intermediate victory or defeat has a direct impact on the morale of a nation. Overall, the atmosphere changes to one of fear and in some cases, anger. In the case of wars that last for a long period of time, it also puts a strain on the resources of a country. A war thus impacts involved countries on many different levels that span beyond a battlefield.
Prompt reporting is of strategic importance during a war. explain it.
The prompt reporting of the outcome of the war is extremely necessary for decision making. In the case of the Kargil war, the timely reporting of victory was critical as it provided the Prime Minister with the opportunity to make the news public in the meeting scheduled in Haryana. On the global front, the news of the outcome of the war had an impact on the meeting between Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and American President Bill Clinton, which was scheduled for the same day (4th July). The promptness of confirmed reporting during a war can avert major crises and can break the morale of the enemy.
Make a list of the preparations made for an assault on Tiger Hill.
Throughout the last week of June 1999, 18 Grenadiers probed to establish the extent of the enemy’s defences.
They also explored to find out suitable routes for the assault.
After confirming the multidirectional assault as the best strategy the commanding officer of 41 Field Regiment drew up an elaborate artillery plan.
Individual guns were ranged in order to cover each objective.
Bofors guns were used in a direct firing role with great accuracy.
Complete the flow chart showing the events on the day of the assault.
Rewrite the given statements in their order of occurrence.
|A.||During the ferocious artillery duels, the Grenadiers hung on their precarious perch with grit and determination.|
|B.||8 Sikh was ordered to attack and capture Helmet and India Gate.|
|C.||An ad-hoc column of 8 Sikh climbed the steep rock and captured India Gate.|
|D.||In spite of heavy casualties, 8 Sikh captured Helmet on 5 July.|
|E.||Sikh fought back successfully two counterattacks with forty to fifty personnel.|
|F.||Bodies of the Pakistani soldiers were collected and buried appropriately.|
Discuss the meaning of the following idioms/phrases and use them in your own sentence.