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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Military

Battle Box – story of a bunker


Fort Canning Hill or Bukit Larangan (Forbidden Hill), as it was originally know, dominated the landscape of the island for centuries before being dwarfed by the tall structures of the concrete jungle that Singapore is today. Soldiers and rulers have always had a fixation with heights – for purposes of tactical and psychological domination. Hence, this

CQMH Abdul Hamid – the Hero of Asal Uttar


As the COAS visits the village of CQMH Abdul Hamid, PVC, on the 52nd anniversary of his epic anti-tank battle, here is an extract from my book “Brave Men of War” about the hero of Asal Uttar.

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?

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