Articles By Brig Anil Gupta

National Security Challenges

National Security Challenges

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2019

The hype created about uncertainty of the outcome of election 2019 has ended with the nation re-imposing its faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Modi and expressing satisfaction with the...

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De-limitation: A Step towards ending Regional Discrimination

De-limitation: A Step towards ending Regional Discrimination

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2019

Among numerous problems that engulf Jammu & Kashmir, regional discrimination tops the list. Not very long ago, there was a misconception in the country that J&K means Kashmir. Many official...

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Re-emergence of ISIS: Threat to India

Re-emergence of ISIS: Threat to India

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 May , 2019

Ever since the rout of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also referred to as Islamic State (IS), a debate has raged in the strategic circles regarding its future. IS not very long ago was...

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In Search of a Trigger this Summer

In Search of a Trigger this Summer

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2019

Come summer and coinciding with the “Durbar” move, it has almost become a routine that the Valley is set on fire by the elements inimical to the return of normalcy and peace in Kashmir....

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Surgical Strikes-Avoidable Debate

Surgical Strikes-Avoidable Debate

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 May , 2019

In the ongoing elections for the Indian Parliament, “Surgical Strikes” have become a bone of contention. Modi government used the surgical strikes carried out by Indian Army in September 2016...

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It is Win-Win for All but India still has a Long Haul

It is Win-Win for All but India still has a Long Haul

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2019

India has secured a big diplomatic victory with the listing of Masood Azhar, Pakistan –based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Chief as global terrorist by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) after...

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Ignoring Ladakh Detrimental to National Security

Ignoring Ladakh Detrimental to National Security

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Apr , 2019

The trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh with Zanskar ranges in the South and Karakoram ranges in the North bordering both Pakistan and China is strategically very important and vital for India’s...

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Zanskar Deserves Justice

Zanskar Deserves Justice

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Apr , 2019

Zanskar is a sub-division of Kargil district of Ladakh Region, the cold desert of India. It is a sparsely populated Buddhist dominated area which has the distinction of being one of the three...

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Kishtwar Killing Part of a Bigger Game Plan

Kishtwar Killing Part of a Bigger Game Plan

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2019

The broad daylight cold blooded murder by jihadi terrorists of a devoted Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) leader and his police guard in Kishtwar town of Jammu cannot be treated as a stray incident...

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China does it Again

China does it Again

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2019

The nation yet again is busy discussing China’s decision to block efforts at the United Nations to ban Jaish chief Masood Azhar for the fourth consecutive time. The discussion appears to be...

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Pulwama Terror Attack: Challenge by Jihadists

Pulwama Terror Attack: Challenge by Jihadists

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2019

The deadly car bomb suicide attack on a convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) near Awantipora in Pulwama claiming the lives of more than 40 troopers and leaving a score of them injured is...

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A Wake up Call: ‘Izzat’ at Stake

A Wake up Call: ‘Izzat’ at Stake

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2019

Jammu & Kashmir continues to hog media limelight for one reason or the other. A recent happening in Kashmir, though outrageous and barbaric has failed to sensitise the Lutyens media while the...

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J&K: A Counter Narrative

J&K: A Counter Narrative

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jan , 2019

In my previous article “Battle of Perceptions: difference correct wordings can make,” I had emphasised the need of winning the battle of perceptions in J&K. Building an appropriate...

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Battle of Perceptions: Difference correct wordings can make

Battle of Perceptions: Difference correct wordings can make

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2018

The state of J&K is passing through a very crucial phase. While the government agencies are working diligently to restore normalcy in the state, the vested interests which include, the pro-Pak...

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J&K not yet ripe for a Popular Government

J&K not yet ripe for a Popular Government

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2018

Though the state was placed under Governor’s Rule on 20 June 2018, the state assembly was kept under suspended animation as permitted by the J&K Constitution. The Assembly was finally dissolved...

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Accession of J&K: Breaking Many Myths

Accession of J&K: Breaking Many Myths

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2018

At the time of independence, British India was divided on the basis of religion. However, the princely states, on the other hand, were not divided. They were to go, each state as a whole, to...

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J&K: Need for Regional Parties to play a positive role

J&K: Need for Regional Parties to play a positive role

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Oct , 2018

Kashmir Valley is once again on the boil. The reason is simple. Continued spell of peace and normalcy does not suit the narrative of the separatists as well as the regional parties. Of late, they...

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Jammu & Kashmir: The Way Forward

Jammu & Kashmir: The Way Forward

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 21 Sep , 2018

“Kashmir is an integral part of India” is not a cliché, but a historical fact much before the happenings of 1947. Kashmir is the keystone of India’s heritage and fountainhead of its...

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Local Bodies Polls in Jammu & Kashmir: Challenging Task

Local Bodies Polls in Jammu & Kashmir: Challenging Task

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2018

For the first time in the past three decades of political turmoil in Kashmir, the separatists and both main stream political parties have come on the same page and called for boycott of elections....

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Bakrid Violence: a worrisome welcome for the new Governor

Bakrid Violence: a worrisome welcome for the new Governor

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Aug , 2018

Kashmir witnessed one of its most violent and bloodiest Bakrid in the recent times,  just a day after the announcement was made of appointment of a new governor of the State. Was it co-incidental...

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