Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicIndian Army

Topic: Indian Army

Army’s new Kashmir challenge: mob violence after braid choppings

There are enough people ready to shoot amateur videos of these mob attacks on the army and send them across the border for propaganda usage.

Post-operation Prognosis

If on the surgical strikes anniversary we are still arguing whether or not these happened as claimed, and not what these achieved since, it shows a shrinking of our strategic minds.

Surgical strikes showed India had exhausted its strategic patience

What India needs to do is ensure that Pakistan’s ‘high effect low cost war’ becomes a ‘low effect high cost war’.

Despite lack of details, surgical strikes signalled Modi’s aggressive diplomacy

The calculation that India can afford this brinkmanship like surgical strikes is a costly gamble.

India shouldn’t hesitate to strike back at Pakistan if it has adequate evidence

There have been multiple attempts to attack India around the anniversary of the 2016 surgical strikes. India shouldn't hesitate to strike back

Surgical strikes were well executed, but aimed at appeasing a domestic audience

At last the government has come up with a strategy of "compellance" against Pakistan, but has it come up with a plan to deal with what comes after? 

Surgical strikes have given Indian Army retaliatory space across LoC

The surgical strikes indicated a threshold for Indian response. Kashmir, however, will continue to simmer.

‘Letters from Kargil’: A fresh perspective that humanises the faceless soldier

Diksha Dwivedi’s book shares letters from soldiers to their kin during the 1999 Kargil War, sometimes even moments before death.

No more foreign govt-funded courses for Indian military officers: Centre

Uncomfortable with other countries cultivating Indian military officers, government says it’ll pay for an international course if justified. The defence ministry has barred armed forces...

Lesson from Uri attack, a year on: Avoid fortress mentality

There are no new lessons to be learnt from the Uri attack, it is now a question of implementation and resources being allocated. 

On Camera


Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.