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Monday, June 26, 2017

Military

Is the Indian Army in Danger of Being Politicised?


The following article appeared in The Quint. Original can be accessed here. Gen Dalbir Suhag, the present army chief is due to retire at the end of this month. However, in a surprising break from past practice, the name of his replacement has not yet been announced. As things stand, Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, the

Send in the Army


The government shouldn’t hesitate to use the logistic and manpower resources of the Armed forces to alleviate sufferings of people over the Demonetisation

An Open Letter to Aakar Patel


Dear Mr Patel, This is in response to your piece published in today’s TOI under a presumptuously named column ‘AakaarVani’. I’m writing this to correct you on some factual and a lot of perceptual errors that seem to behind almost every sentence in the piece. I’m writing in the hope that you may correct these,

Heroes amongst us


A small initiative by a colony in Delhi to honour heroes among them during Diwali is something that is worth emulating.

When the tail wags the dog


Large number of support cadres are strangling the armed forces instead of supporting them

Aim before you shoot


A military operation has tactical and strategic aims. What were the strategic aim of the strikes under UPA?

Another Wednesday


On A Wednesday, a common man took on terrorists on celluloid. On another, the Indian Army took on many more in real life.


What are the options before the service chiefs in view of MoD overruling their reservations on the 7th Pay Commission anomalies?

Browbeating of service officers by defence journalists


  This is a follow up of a prior post on the issue of online intimidation by journalists, specially of serving armed forces officers. I was witness to a similar incident, where a pair of journalists ganged up upon someone, apparently a serving officer. It started when the officer objected to one of them linking

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