Articles By Brig Anil Gupta

Chinese 'lawfare' in the Military Standoff with India

Chinese 'lawfare' in the Military Standoff with India

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Date: 25 Jul , 2017

The standoff between Chinese and Indian troops at Doklam plateau in Bhutan has begun causing anxiety among people in India and abroad. The Indian government has so far remained calm and balanced...

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Warning bells in Kashmir: Politicians must reach out to the youth

Warning bells in Kashmir: Politicians must reach out to the youth

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Date: 25 Apr , 2017

The Indian media is agog with the viral video depicting a group of paramilitary CRPF personnel returning from polling duty being heckled, manhandled and abused by a few Kashmiri youths in Budgam...

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Changed Kashmir Narrative

Changed Kashmir Narrative

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Apr , 2017

Ever since the emergence of Burhan Wani as the poster boy of militancy and indigenous face of the so-called “resistance movement” in Kashmir, exploitation of social media by the terrorist...

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Cross-LoC Trade: A boon or bane

Cross-LoC Trade: A boon or bane

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 14 Mar , 2017

Trade across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir began in 2008 during Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s first tenure as Chief Minister. Hailed as the biggest Confidence Building Measure (CBM) to...

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Children of a lesser god: A sad tale of West Pakistan refugees and others in J&K

Children of a lesser god: A sad tale of West Pakistan refugees and others in J&K

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Date: 29 Jan , 2017

I have often wondered as to why certain communities in Jammu region continue to remain in a state of despair and deprivation in an independent India. Why people belonging to a segment of the...

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Are We Prepared Against Hybrid Threats

Are We Prepared Against Hybrid Threats

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2016

Samba, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Pampore, Uri, Macchail , about 200 ceasefire violations targeting civilians and now Nagrota, the list is endless and increasing. After every incident strong statements...

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India May gain a lot from the Trump Presidency

India May gain a lot from the Trump Presidency

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 15 Nov , 2016

The almost two-year-long process to elect the 45th President of the United States (POTUS) came to a dramatic end on 9/11. September 11 2001(popularly known as 9/11) is synonymous with the date...

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School Burning: Turning the Clock Back in Kashmir

School Burning: Turning the Clock Back in Kashmir

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Date: 06 Nov , 2016

In the last 48 hours, more than three schools have been burnt in South Kashmir taking the tally to 25 so far since July 9 — a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was gunned down by...

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Stop politicising the Armed Forces

Stop politicising the Armed Forces

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2016

The entire nation is dismayed at the vocal slugfest going on between the political parties on the national media. The political discourse has reached its lowest ebb with the choice of language...

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Indus Water Treaty: Should India Turn the Tap Tight?

Indus Water Treaty: Should India Turn the Tap Tight?

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 04 Oct , 2016

Ever since the Uri misadventure carried out by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists, India has put in cold storage the policy of “strategic restraint” and declared an all-out offensive against...

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Kashmir Unrest: The Illusive Solution

Kashmir Unrest: The Illusive Solution

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Sep , 2016

Hectic activities are underway both in the national and state capitals namely New Delhi and Srinagar to find solution to the current impasse in the Kashmir Valley which has been reeling under...

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Why and How India Must Support Balochistan

Why and How India Must Support Balochistan

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Aug , 2016

By invoking Balochistan, POJK and Gilgit-Baltistan from the ramparts of historic Red Fort during his Independence Day speech, PM Modi has signalled a titanic shift in India’s foreign...

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Understanding Jamhuriyat, Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat

Understanding Jamhuriyat, Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Aug , 2016

The opposition parties that were crying hoarse on the prime minister’s silence on the current Kashmir unrest have dismissed his outreach to the Kashmiris with cynical remarks like “too late...

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Kashmir Unrest: Pakistani 'Deep State' has its Hands Dirty

Kashmir Unrest: Pakistani 'Deep State' has its Hands Dirty

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 08 Aug , 2016

The latest revelation of the Pakistani Terrorist Bahadur Ali alias Saiffullah, who was captured alive by the Indian security forces in Kupwara sector, that he had met Hafiz Saeed twice in the...

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Kashmir Turmoil: Demystifying a few Myths

Kashmir Turmoil: Demystifying a few Myths

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Date: 24 Jul , 2016

With the death toll rising daily in the Valley, it is no time to get involved in blame game. Deaths both of civilians and Security Forces (SF) personnel need condemnation by one and all. It is...

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ISI and Jihadi Terrorism in South Asia

ISI and Jihadi Terrorism in South Asia

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Date: 05 Jul , 2016

The recent terror attack in a highly secure zone of Dhaka where 20 hostages were brutally killed by the terrorists has sent shock waves throughout the civilised world. As per eye witness account...

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Chabahar will provide a Strategic edge to India

Chabahar will provide a Strategic edge to India

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 30 May , 2016

Chabahar is a deep-sea port located in Sistan-Baluchistan area of Iran at the mouth of Gulf of Oman. It is a strategically located port because it provides direct access to the Indian Ocean,...

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Time for Pakistan Army to Reconcile

Time for Pakistan Army to Reconcile

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Date: 26 Apr , 2016

The anti-India belligerent attitude of Pakistan Army has seen an upswing in the recent days. There is no doubt that all is not well internally in Pakistan and the tussle for supremacy between the...

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What Ails our Internal Security?

What Ails our Internal Security?

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 08 Feb , 2016

India has been victim of cross-border jihadi terrorism for more than a decade. Jammu & Kashmir continues to be a boiling pot kind courtesy the proxy war launched by Pakistan and due to spread of...

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Countering Radicalization in Kashmir Valley

Countering Radicalization in Kashmir Valley

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 03 Dec , 2015

Radicalisation in Jammu & Kashmir has three dimensions-regional, ethnic and religious. The theme of this article is limited to religious radicalisation because its growing influence is considered...

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