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No Man Left Behind

Disaster struck an Indian Army post at 19,350 feet on the icy heights of the Siachen glacier on 3rd February 2016 in the form of an avalanche, burying the ten soldiers manning it under 35 feet of snow. The nation took but a few hours to assume the worst, and social media was abuzz offering homage to the ten ‘dead’ martyrs. This included the Prime Minister and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, both of who tweeted their condolences. Yet there was a band of brave warriors from the Madras battalion the trapped soldiers belonged to who doggedly refused to give up. The weather continued to be bad, with blizzards adding to the already inhospitable environment. Postponing the search operation till the weather improved didn’t even occur to them. They would … Read entire article »

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In the Name of Honour

In the Name of Honour

In one of the bestselling books ever, “How to Win Friends and Influence people“, Dale Carnegie talks about 12 ways of getting people around to your way of thinking. Method number 10 in this list is “Appeal to noble motives“. This is a method that Gen VK Singh seems to be attempting in the ongoing age controversy standoff with the government. The General has repeatedly made it clear that the whole issue is about his … Read entire article »

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Another Open Letter to COAS

Another Open Letter to COAS

Dear General, A lot of ink has flown since my last open letter to you of 1st July 2011. Some of it on papers passing through desks of MoD, some on the Public Interest Litigation submitted to Supreme Court, and a lot of it on national dailies and tabloids. The air waves are also agog with speculation and discussions on what your next action is going to be. Amidst all this, I take the liberty of … Read entire article »

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