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It will be a mistake to increase the Army’s role in tackling the Kashmir unrest.

 

Mere membership of a terrorist organisation doesn’t make someone a terrorist.Mere membership of a terrorist organisation doesn’t make someone a terrorist.

 

A military victory in J&K will not provide the panacea for a more durable peace. In any case, how can peace be achieved by defeating one’s own people? No one is more cogni-sant of this fact than the Armed Forces, who have been on the forefront of this conflict since its inception in the eighties. The security forces have however, managed violence in an exemplary manner, and given many opportunities to the state to effect a political resolution. This sadly has not come by.

 

The system beats out the commander and dashing leader in an officer long before he becomes a general

 

The disappearance of Indian Air Force’s (IAF) AN-32 plane while flying from Chennai to Port Blair, with 29 people onboard last Friday, brings back the focus on the IAF’s fleet of ageing transport aircraft and also the disjointed defence planning and modernisation of the Indian Armed Forces. Several reports by the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) encapsulate how mismanagement has resulted in chronic shortage of equipment and ammunition, and low levels of serviceability for equipment already in service.

 

If Venkaiah Naidu realised that the Indian military is not facing a two-front, but a three-front war threat, he wouldn’t have said that India need not talk with Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue — for this will generate new threats and require massive military preparednes

 
In the aftermath of the horrific attack on Hazara protesters in Kabul, the big question that everybody is asking is: Will this be the turning point for the Islamic State, which has officially taken responsibility for the bloodshed, in Afghanistan? There are a couple of points to be taken into consideration here. First, the attack was gruesome, even by the standards of a war-torn country.  
 

The very fact that the military is called upon to join is an admission that the situation is extraordinary. It is well outside the capabilities of the state and central police to manage. An area or a state has to be first declared as a “disturbed area” and only then can AFSPA be brought in.

 

After the India-China war in 1962, the first of its kind in between the two giants of the continent, currently the Government of India has taken an unusual step to deploy its T-72 tanks in the freezing heights of Ladakh overseeing China.

 

Internet ubiquity and cybersecurity are two sides of the same coin. The rising number of internet users in India—which crossed 400 million this year—has been accompanied by growing cyber crimes, resulting in a 19-fold increase over the last 10 years, according to a report by IndiaSpend. Against this backdrop, the imperative for cybersecurity has never been more than now.

 


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