The 26/11 frame is an apt one to survey and take stock of India’s readiness and/or vulnerabilities today. Sheer shock and awe ensured it was a day of reckoning for India’s internal security apparatus: its strengths and weaknesses were on public display.
The SC judgment comes at a time when the armed forces are grappling with a huge number of cases where officers are being prosecuted for “stealing the affections of a brother officer’s wife”—the common euphemism for adultery.
In an exclusive interview to Outlook, Lt Gen Bhatt speaks on a range of issues related to insurgency—from Pakistan’s proxy war, increasing number of Kashmiri youth being lured to militancy and on the need for the controversial AFSPA in the Valley.
Aggressive border patrolling and infrastructure development by the PLA, transgressing into Indian territory due to a differing perception of the border can once again lead to another Doklam like the standoff in near future.
Recalling the intrusion, Lt. General Puri said Pakistan's aim was to internationalise the Kashmir issue and change the alignment of the Line of Control in the Kargil sector by opening the conflict against India.
A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court last September unanimously decriminalised part section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights to equality.