Articles By Brig Deepak Sinha

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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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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Special Operations Forces: Transforming Command Structures

Special Operations Forces: Transforming Command Structures

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 May , 2016

America is the world’s sole super power with immense economic clout and unbridled diplomatic access and influence over nearly all governments across the world. This enables them to conduct what...

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Lessons from the Brussels Outrage: The Price of Appeasement

Lessons from the Brussels Outrage: The Price of Appeasement

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May , 2016

Finally, the attack on Brussels, and the earlier ones on Paris, has brought about a glimmer of realization among many Europeans that they are in the midst of a war, which while quite not like the...

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India-Pakistan: Who’s Chicken? Playing for Keeps

India-Pakistan: Who’s Chicken? Playing for Keeps

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Apr , 2016

One is not quite sure, given the dissonant and discordant voices emerging from Pakistan, as to whether our search for a peaceful way forward has once again been completely stymied or has just hit...

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Democracy and the Military

Democracy and the Military

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

Despite  the accuracy or otherwise of whatever has been alleged by Mr. Manish Tewari, former Union Minister, his personal motivations aside, the stark truth is that citizens of this country have...

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Only Self Interest Can Bridge the Indo-Pak Divide

Only Self Interest Can Bridge the Indo-Pak Divide

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Mar , 2016

Despite opposition from some members of the US Senate, Think Tanks and Academics alike the US Government has gone on to approve the sale of F-16 fighters to Pakistan. The Secretary of State, John...

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Airborne and Special Forces: Reassessing Role, Tasks and Organisations

Airborne and Special Forces: Reassessing Role, Tasks and Organisations

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Vol. 30.3 Jul-Sep 2015 | Date: 20 Feb , 2016

The necessity for Special Forces (SF) is not in question. As I have myself written, in the context of Special Operations Forces, elsewhere “these forces can meet unorthodox security needs that...

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From 26/11 to San Bernadino and Pathankot: Understanding the Evolving Terror...

From 26/11 to San Bernadino and Pathankot: Understanding the Evolving Terror...

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Date: 15 Jan , 2016

It is common knowledge that viruses of all types, be they health related or otherwise, move up the food chain and mutate from the simple to the more complex to ensure that they survive all...

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