Before CDS

Before CDS

India needs a strategic plan for defence reorganization.... Continue Reading »

Taking that call

Taking that call

If the United States and China have a showdown on the South China Sea dispute, India should do the right thing.... Continue Reading »

Future tense

Future tense

Unless there is a turnaround, 2017 augurs poorly for India in the strategic domain.... Continue Reading »

Grand strategy

Grand strategy

India has to plot its way to the top.... Continue Reading »

Gathering storm

Gathering storm

The military should be left alone to fulfil its tasks.... Continue Reading »

Past & present

Past & present

The Kashmir tensions will pass.... Continue Reading »

Keep your head...

Keep your head...

...And learn from the Pathankot attack.... Continue Reading »

Peace & the army

Peace & the army

Status quo on Kashmir will benefit Pakistan.... Continue Reading »

Silence, please

Silence, please

As a ranking military power, India could do without chest-thumping.... Continue Reading »

Good & bad

Good & bad

Perhaps the government’s new engagement policy with Pakistan will work.... Continue Reading »

Iron hand, velvet glove

Iron hand, velvet glove

The success of special operations will be their own advertisement.... Continue Reading »

Imposing costs

Imposing costs

India has let off Pakistan for militarism and terror.... Continue Reading »

Unlearnt lessons

Unlearnt lessons

Government secrets and secret adversaries require sophisticated handling.... Continue Reading »

The tribal question

The tribal question

There cannot be a military solution to the Maoist violence.... Continue Reading »

At sea

At sea

The Manmohan Singh government has compromised India’s defence preparedness.... Continue Reading »

Grand plan

Grand plan

The next government must formulate a far-reaching national defence strategy to guide India in a transformed world.... Continue Reading »

Reign of treachery

Reign of treachery

Operating locally, the ISI and other foreign covert agencies are subverting India.... Continue Reading »

Scuttling the future

Scuttling the future

The tragedy of Sindhurakshak deeply scars the nation.... Continue Reading »

Operation Ladakh

Operation Ladakh

China is preparing for armed hostilities with India.... Continue Reading »

Nawaz versus the army

Nawaz versus the army

India’s “cold start” doctrine is a smart way to counter Pakistani terrorism.... Continue Reading »

After Pokhran

After Pokhran

A deterrent means nothing without political will for conventional military engagement.... Continue Reading »

The Ladakh sell-out

The Ladakh sell-out

The sooner the country is rid of this anti-national government, the better.... Continue Reading »

Crisis in Ladakh

Crisis in Ladakh

Manmohan Singh is giving in to the Chinese aggression.... Continue Reading »

Dragon slaying

Dragon slaying

China understands the grammar of force, not friendship.... Continue Reading »

A test of will

A test of will

India has a lot to show to be a great power.... Continue Reading »