Articles By Brig Deepak Sinha

The Taliban Occupation of Afghanistan: Impact on India

The Taliban Occupation of Afghanistan: Impact on India

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Aug , 2021

The swift and relatively unopposed takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, in a matter of just days and not months as expected,has caught the United States and its Allies,as well as the...

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Missteps and Misconceptions: The Theatre Commands Conundrum

Missteps and Misconceptions: The Theatre Commands Conundrum

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jul , 2021

In recent days we have been witness to the rather unedifying spectacle of the Chief of Defence Staff and the Chief of Air Staff being involved in a needless public spat over the way ahead with...

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Drone Attacks: Not Another Game Changer

Drone Attacks: Not Another Game Changer

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jul , 2021

As was to be expected the recent drone attack on Air Force Station at Jammu, has, as the British would jokingly put it, got our knickers in a twist, and it should. It is no laughing matter that...

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Holding Governments Accountable

Holding Governments Accountable

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Apr , 2021

In an interview to the Los Angeles Review of Books well known author and poet, Ranjit Hoskote, says “As writers we must continue to draw attention to the abyss over which we are dancing.”...

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Response to Chinese Assertiveness: Hoodwinked, Deluded or Eyes Wide Shut

Response to Chinese Assertiveness: Hoodwinked, Deluded or Eyes Wide Shut

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Mar , 2021

Oddly enough it requires just two phrases to cogently describe our attempts to keep our military strong and defend our territorial integrity over the past seventy-four years. The first, by French...

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Confronting the Dragon One Step at a Time

Confronting the Dragon One Step at a Time

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Sep , 2020

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat’s, unambiguous statement that military options were on the table if diplomatic efforts failed to resolve the ongoing imbroglio with China,...

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Responding to the Chinese Game Plan

Responding to the Chinese Game Plan

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jul , 2020

News reports now suggest that Pakistan has reportedly moved two army divisions up into Gilgit-Baltistan region opposite Kargil. Clearly some elements within our security establishment must see...

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Sino-Indian Stand Off: A Case of Russian Roulette

Sino-Indian Stand Off: A Case of Russian Roulette

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 May , 2020

While our complete attention has been taken up in tackling the COVID 19 pandemic, we find ourselves hit by another virus again involving China, in the form of deliberate attempts by the People’s...

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A New Paradigm for Conduct of CI Operations in Jammu & Kashmir: Vision 2020

A New Paradigm for Conduct of CI Operations in Jammu & Kashmir: Vision 2020

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jan , 2020

It has been more than three months since the Modi Government’s bold and wholly unprecedented step of amending Article 370 that has led to the reorganization of the erstwhile State of Jammu and...

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Military and Politics

Military and Politics

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jul , 2019

If a student of military history were to focus on the Sino-Indian Conflict of 1962, he would be hard pressed to avoid concluding that the result of the confrontation was actually decided in less...

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The Military Magicians: Pulling Rabbits out of a Hat

The Military Magicians: Pulling Rabbits out of a Hat

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May , 2019

After years of speculation the Government has finally bitten the bullet and formally named the heads of the Armed Forces Special Operations Division (AFSOD) and the Defence Cyber Agency (DCA),...

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Taking the Bull by the Horns: A Case for Pro Active Defense to Counter...

Taking the Bull by the Horns: A Case for Pro Active Defense to Counter...

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 10 Sep , 2017

It isn’t as if a bitter or prolonged conflict with China in the immediate or near future is our inevitable fate. In fact, one hopes that cooperation and convergence, leading to mutual prosperity...

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The Illusion of Accountability

The Illusion of Accountability

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 May , 2017

We suddenly seemed to have discovered our inherent aggressive nature as everybody and his Uncle seems intent on baying for Pakistani blood in the aftermath of the incident at the LOC. That an...

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Playing Hardball: Confronting Chinese Hegemonic Designs in South Asia

Playing Hardball: Confronting Chinese Hegemonic Designs in South Asia

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2017

There has been a substantial amount of heat and dust raised over the intemperate actions of the Chinese in the South China Sea and President Trump’s aggressive posturing prior to President Xi...

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Trump’s World and its Impact on India

Trump’s World and its Impact on India

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2017

In what has come to be termed as the “Asian Century”, it was just a matter of time before the world’s oldest democracy, the United States of America, began to follow in the footsteps of the...

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Bull in the China Shop: The Indian Army vs The PLA

Bull in the China Shop: The Indian Army vs The PLA

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Vol. 31.1 Jan-Mar 2016 | Date: 22 Mar , 2017

One would expect that the Indian armed forces, more than fifty years of their confrontation with the PLA, would be pretty knowledgeable not only about their organisational table, capabilities and...

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Winning Hearts and Minds in J&K: At Whose Cost?

Winning Hearts and Minds in J&K: At Whose Cost?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Feb , 2017

The tragic martyrdom of six soldiers, including an officer, is neither the first such loss nor is it likely to be the last in the ongoing tragedy that is Jammu and Kashmir. We are, at this point,...

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The Impact of the Agusta Westland Controversy

The Impact of the Agusta Westland Controversy

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2016

The theatre of the absurd was recently played out in public on the saga of the Agusta Westland helicopter procurement when the CBI suddenly arrested Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi (Retd), former Air...

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What the Nagrota Terrorist Assault Augurs for our Military

What the Nagrota Terrorist Assault Augurs for our Military

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2016

It is accepted conventional wisdom the world over, ever since well-known military theorist, Carl Von Clausewitz, first articulated the aphorism in the late 18th Century that “war is a...

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The Indo-Pak Imbroglio: Retaliation and its Consequences

The Indo-Pak Imbroglio: Retaliation and its Consequences

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2016

One cannot help but appreciate Mr. Modi’s sense of timing for the dramatic. Following the raids inside POK subsequent to Pakistan’s Uri misadventure, we have chaos heaped in big measure with...

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