Defence and Security

Brewing storm in a teacup

Dec 23, 2016
By  Deepak Sinha
The Government has missed out on an opportunity to restructure the defence establishment in a meaningful way. On the hotly-debated issue of selection of the Chief of Army Staff, let there be no doubt that hypocrisy and selective use of facts seem to be the norm on both sides of the fence.
At the outset, in the 21st century, Service chiefs have been reduced to pygmies by successive Governments over the years. They are no longer the divine entities to the rank and file that they were in the past. Social media and the Internet has put paid to that. Their inability over the years, to either influence policy or ensure that the military is appropriately treated along with blatant acts of partiality and unethical behaviour on the part of some incumbents, has also seen to that.  
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The Pioneer, December 23, 2016

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