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Business as usual is no longer an option. India must tackle the rising defence pension bill.
One gives the example of US and Israel armies. But even their forces don’t deploy women in direct infantry combat.
If we are more careful about whom we employ in our militaries, and who leads them, there is a good chance we could eliminate some important risk factors.
Tensions between civilians and the military are not new in India. However, the proliferation and reach of social media has only amplified differences.
We expect an Air Force officer to land on the moon in a few years. They are trained to touch the sky.
Mian Mithu is evergreen. Electoral losses, public protests mean nothing to him. And now he has been caught leading rioters in Ghotki.
If Imran Khan is unable to deliver, the military will replace him even before he gets to say ‘what’.
When the chief is perceived as a rule-breaker, the prestige of his office stands damaged.
Visionary diplomacy may be the only way forward. Of course, the success of Pakistan’s diplomacy will depend on the human rights scene in India.
Pakistan President Arif Alvi announced that the top military award will be given to two of its Air Force officers in a ceremony next March.