Articles By Brig Deepak Sinha

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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The Uri Fiasco and Ensuring Accountability

The Uri Fiasco and Ensuring Accountability

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Sep , 2016

While it is not known as to what conclusions the Army’s Court of Inquiry has arrived at over the Uri fiasco, it needs little intuition or professional knowledge to conclude that there were...

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Not all Goliaths are Bullies

Not all Goliaths are Bullies

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2016

A recent issue of weekly magazine, Outlook, carried an article on Kashmir by Dr. Ashish Nandy, whom the magazine refers to as “India’s foremost public intellectual and renowned political...

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So Where’s the Daesh?

So Where’s the Daesh?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Aug , 2016

If some of those in the media, research and security establishment are to be believed Daesh or ISIS, as it is also known, is right here at our doorstep. As proof they point to reports on those...

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Stemming the Rot of Self Inflicted Injuries in the Military

Stemming the Rot of Self Inflicted Injuries in the Military

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jun , 2016

Self- inflicted injury, by its very nature and motivation, is considered abhorrent within military circles and dealt with quite harshly, not just in our military but also by other militaries...

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Rightsizing the Military: The Need for a Comprehensive Examination

Rightsizing the Military: The Need for a Comprehensive Examination

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2016

The Defence Minister has recently announced the formation of an eleven member committee led by Lieutenant General DB Shekatkar (Retd) tasked to look into areas of “overlap” and convergence within...

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