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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Reforms

Fix the broken windows – letter to Justice Verma


Below is the text of my mail to Justice Verma in response to invitation for suggestions towards the commission headed by him Respected Justice Verma,  I write to offers some suggestions towards the changes needed for avoiding incidents like the gruesome gang rape in Delhi recently.  While there has been a popular outcry for amending

A Study in Futility?


As per a recent news report, the Chief has ordered a study to look at increasing the availability of officers in units. With shortage of officers reaching alarming levels of almost one fifth of the sanctioned strength, the concern and urgency is understandable. Rising cases of discord, assault and affray in units are disturbing manifestations

Flawed DNA?


Delays in defence procurements and the resultant lack of preparedness have received much attention ever since the Army Chief’s secret letter to the Prime Minister was leaked to the media recently. The alarming status of induction of desperately required weapons and equipment have been topics of discussion in print and electronic media, Internet forums, and

ACR 360


Improving the internal health of the Army was a key challenge identified for himself by the present chief when he assumed office two years back. How far has he been able to address the problem remains to be seen in the absence of any indications, either in open media, or through the grapevine. While it

Pull of the lanyard

Pull of the Lanyard


Regimental spirit wins wars. But does it have any rôle to play in deciding who reaps benefits and privileges?

Baa Baa Black Sheep


As scandal after scandal involving senior army officers surface, there is urgent need for systemic reforms.