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To Be or Not To Be: Clamour For Repeal Of AFSPA Is Ill-informed Of Ground Reality

To Be or Not To Be: Clamour For Repeal Of AFSPA Is Ill-informed Of Ground Reality

Dec 23, 2021

Contrary to popular perception, the law has necessary checks and balances. And the Army needs it to be effective in conflict zones.

Plateau Of Bad Faith

Plateau Of Bad Faith

Jun 10, 2021

Disabused of China’s ‘peaceful rise’ fiction, the Indian Army is now a stronger force even as Galwan has become a signpost in Chinese plans the world powers have reasons to deplore

1971: War On Mass Murder

1971: War On Mass Murder

Mar 18, 2021

The genocide committed by Pakistan on Bangladeshis was unmatched since the Nazi holocaust. On the 50th year of this crime, Pakistan must apologise.

And Thus A Desh Was Born

And Thus A Desh Was Born

Dec 17, 2020

Pakistan’s egregious folly in its eastern wing sparked a socio-political crisis of biblical magnitude. The resultant war with India birthed Bangladesh. At the dawn of the 1971 war’s golden jubilee, we remember the Indian military’s finest hour.

1962 Redux?

1962 Redux?

Sep 10, 2020

Isolated in the West, confronted by a pushback in the Indo-Pacific, but driven by overweening entitlement, China might trigger a conflict with India behind a smokescreen of fictional claims. Beijing should know that such an event would imperil all its world-historical objectives.

Breach The Great Wall

Breach The Great Wall

Sep 03, 2020

Recent Chinese aggression showed up Xi Jinping’s ploy to change facts on the ground. The Indian Army, to its credit, checked the move.

To Checkmate China, India Should Rally Global Support For Independent Tibet

To Checkmate China, India Should Rally Global Support For Independent Tibet

Sep 02, 2020

Enlarging the area of conflict from the North to the South of Pangong Tso is indicative of China’s aggrandisement and the greed to grab more Indian territory to provide depth to Tibetan plateau.

After Galwan Face-off, Plugging The Fault Lines Is Imperative For United India

After Galwan Face-off, Plugging The Fault Lines Is Imperative For United India

Jun 21, 2020

From the outset of the face-offs in Ladakh in early May, there has been a vacuum of information, giving scope to incorrect narratives gaining much traction.

Opinion | That China Has Claimed Galwan As Its Territory Indicates Strategic Intent, Planning

Opinion | That China Has Claimed Galwan As Its Territory Indicates Strategic Intent, Planning

Jun 19, 2020

Remote areas of the country need better connectivity, not only for military purposes, but also for economic development, writes former deputy chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Subrata Saha

India Must Make No Compromise With China On LAC

India Must Make No Compromise With China On LAC

Jun 05, 2020

China’s aggression is born out of insecurities about India’s foreign policy and its stand on issues of mutual interest, writes Lt Gen (Retd) Subrata Saha, a member of the national security advisory board

Judicious Diplomacy Can Resolve Any Boundary Issue Between India And Nepal

Judicious Diplomacy Can Resolve Any Boundary Issue Between India And Nepal

May 29, 2020

India-Nepal relations are much too precious to be frittered away in rhetoric, writes former deputy Army chief Lt Gen (retd) Subrata Saha

Pakistan Using ISKP In Its Proxy-War To Unleash Terrorism Virus Upon India

Pakistan Using ISKP In Its Proxy-War To Unleash Terrorism Virus Upon India

Apr 03, 2020

Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) appears to be the latest addition to Pakistan’s cache of proxies

Coronavirus Pandemic Raises Serious Questions About China's Conduct

Coronavirus Pandemic Raises Serious Questions About China's Conduct

Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic is, beyond reasonable doubt, an outcome of criminal negligence on the part of Chinese authorities, writes Lt Gen (retd) Subrata Saha

'Make In India' Making A Difference In Defence Sector

'Make In India' Making A Difference In Defence Sector

Feb 12, 2020

Indigenous military hardware on display at Defexpo 2020 showed the difference made by Make in India

PM Modi’s Vladivostok Visit Strengthens India-Russia Ties Through Indo-Pacific Frame

PM Modi’s Vladivostok Visit Strengthens India-Russia Ties Through Indo-Pacific Frame

Sep 11, 2019

Two interesting features that stand out in PM Modi's visit are: first, a new approach to India-Russia relations through the Indo-Pacific, and second, reinvigorating a time-honored bond with Russia.

Opinion | How India Communicates To The World The Benefits Of Giving J&K A Brand New Image Will Be Critical

Opinion | How India Communicates To The World The Benefits Of Giving J&K A Brand New Image Will Be Critical

Aug 08, 2019

The abolition of Article 370 only opens up new opportunities for Kashmiris. Economic measures with clear signs of sustainability will establish the goodness of the Centre's political strategy on J&K, writes Lt Gen Subrata Saha

Opinion: Abrogation Of Article 370 A Beginning Of J&K’s Second Tryst With Destiny

Opinion: Abrogation Of Article 370 A Beginning Of J&K’s Second Tryst With Destiny

Aug 07, 2019

This decision is perhaps the finest tribute to the thousands of security forces, political leaders/workers, journalists and innocent civilians who have lost their lives for the cause of integration of Jammu and Kashmir with India.

Bandhgala And The Bandolier

Bandhgala And The Bandolier

Jun 05, 2019

The strong political mandate allows for strategic reforms of the nation’s military

Let This Political Will Triumph

Let This Political Will Triumph

Mar 27, 2019

Motives behind Pulwama show that India must focus on dividing its adversaries’ unholy alliance, and on Kashmir’s ‘integration’, not ‘special status’

War And Polls Make A Volatile Mix

War And Polls Make A Volatile Mix

Mar 13, 2019

We need regulations that safeguard national security during political campaigns by preventing military operations from being drawn into the arena

From ‘All-Out War’ to ‘Controlled War’

From ‘All-Out War’ to ‘Controlled War’

Mar 01, 2019

From ‘all-out war’ to ‘controlled war’, India has changed gear in its military response to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism

Unity Of Elan Before Aggression

Unity Of Elan Before Aggression

Feb 21, 2019

In blunting Pakistan’s asymmetric, ‘hybrid’ war on us, conventionally punitive measures have to mingle with counter-propaganda, cyber control

Pulwama Attack: India's Response Has To Be Well Considered, Options Not Unlimited

Pulwama Attack: India's Response Has To Be Well Considered, Options Not Unlimited

Feb 15, 2019

There are a multitude of factors to be considered: morale of the forces, mood of the nation, potential escalation of conflict, and possibility of casualties. Unlike the Uri attack of September 2016 which was on the line of control, this is deep in the hinterland and the terrorist is local.

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