Lt Gen Satish Dua (retd)

An Indian Army soldier wearing latest American extreme cold weather clothing for braving harsh winters

A Soldier’s Diwali

Defence budgets need to be adequate for enabling the soldier to fight and preserve the country’s territorial integrity. The whole...

Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane met State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi

India needs integration

Coordination between instruments of power also needs to be institutionalised rather than left to be sorted out by the force...

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Surgical strike revisited: When India shed its soft-nation tag

Uri was the last straw. It was a dark Sunday for me as the Corps Commander to lose 18 young...

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War clouds demand maturity

Let us appreciate that any tactical flashpoint by soldiers on the frontline can have strategic repercussions.   These are testing...

Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Navy during its successful landing

Bold military needs bold reforms

The main factors that keep us from becoming Atmanirbhar Surakshit Bharat are inadequate budgetary support, technology gap and poor business...

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Don’t stop at corporatisation of OFB, go for PPP

After corporatisation, OFB will have to maintain a profit and loss account, which will usher in accountability, increase efficiency, and...

20 Indian soldiers killed in Galwan Valley standoff, toll may rise

India-China face-off: We should not let a good crisis go to waste

Border guarding capability involves acquiring better and latest platforms for intelligence, airpower, war fighting and hybrid war tools like cyber...

ITBP personnel and Chinese soilders somewhere near LAC

India-China face-off: A hard look inwards

ITBP is responsible for guarding India-China border. But Army has to underwrite the entire effort when things turn nasty.  ...

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India-China face-off: Has it really ended?

China has land borders with 14 countries. It has resolved its border issues with all other countries, but not with...

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How to make Army attractive to the youth

A shorter Tour of Duty of three years is being contemplated by the Army for the youth. Indians are patriotic,...

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Changing face of terror calls for changed response

This is a continuation of a thought process that was published under the same byline last Sunday, wherein we saw...

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Changing face of terrorism in Kashmir

Creation of TRF serves the purpose of circumventing FATF compliances.   Elimination of Hizbul Mujahideen’s Riyaz Naikoo is not the...