Articles By Brig Deepak Sinha

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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Guts and Glory: All that went wrong with the Pathankot Operation

Guts and Glory: All that went wrong with the Pathankot Operation

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2016

As the operations at the Pathankot Airbase wind down, it is but natural that they will now come under intense and thorough scrutiny, given the manner in which it played out and the...

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Fresh Insights on the US Global War on Terror

Fresh Insights on the US Global War on Terror

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Dec , 2015

One of the enduring mysteries of US Foreign Policy was the shift of focus of the George W Bush Administration from destroying Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan to acting against the Saddam regime in Iraq,...

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Women in the Combat Zone - An Alternate View

Women in the Combat Zone - An Alternate View

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Nov , 2015

One must compliment the Chief of Air Staff for having taken the decision to permit women officers to opt for the fighter stream, a decision ratified by the Defence Minister as well. That they...

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Russian Intervention in Syria: Just Putin’s Machismo?

Russian Intervention in Syria: Just Putin’s Machismo?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Oct , 2015

There are numerous examples that highlight the manner in which President Vladimir Putin, the former KGB spy and Russia’s nationalist leader, revels in his machismo. It could be his shirtless...

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Divergent Paths: India’s National Security Strategy & Military Doctrine

Divergent Paths: India’s National Security Strategy & Military Doctrine

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Vol. 30.1 Jan-Mar 2015 | Date: 18 Oct , 2015

From the beginning of the new century, the economic environment in India has rapidly improved despite the downturn of the last couple of years and our inability to live up to our potential. With...

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The National Security Dilemma

The National Security Dilemma

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Date: 09 Oct , 2015

As a right wing conservative party the present ruling dispensation has always projected itself as pro-active nationalist party that wishes to be itself seen as the primary guardians of...

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End Game Kashmir?

End Game Kashmir?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Oct , 2015

These appear to be desperate times not only for the Pakistani Prime Minister and his government but also for the military that we know controls it. They both seem to have clearly understood, even...

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Leading From The Rear, or Leaderless?

Leading From The Rear, or Leaderless?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jun , 2015

It is a commonly held perception that China deals pretty drastically with political leaders found guilty of corruption. They normally end up facing a firing squad or look at long years behind...

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Manipur Ambush: The Real Lesson we need to Learn

Manipur Ambush: The Real Lesson we need to Learn

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jun , 2015

The ambush of the 6 DOGRA convoy, in Manipur, resulting in the tragic death of eighteen soldiers and injuries to many more has brought out a virtual deluge of comments on what went wrong and the...

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Understanding American Foreign Military Sales to Pakistan

Understanding American Foreign Military Sales to Pakistan

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 May , 2015

Analysts and academics alike, especially in India, have still to come to terms with the recent announcement of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Pakistan amounting to 952 Million USD. As per the...

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India and the Maldives: Not Just Another Day in Paradise

India and the Maldives: Not Just Another Day in Paradise

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2015

On the night of 3rd November 1988, paratroopers from the elite 50th Independent Parachute Brigade, India’s only true-blue rapid deployment force, launched Operation Cactus in response to pleas...

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Beyond the Paris Incidents

Beyond the Paris Incidents

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jan , 2015

In the movie, Lord of War, Nicholas Cage as the arms dealer Yuri Orlov says “Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947,...

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Assam in the Cross-Fire

Assam in the Cross-Fire

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jan , 2015

The world watched with horror and utter disgust as a radical element of the Pakistani Taliban (TTP), in what they termed as retribution, attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar, targeted the...

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The Power of Media

The Power of Media

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Dec , 2014

It is ironic that television channels and print media, the world over, have taken, what can only be described as vicarious pleasure, at providing live coverage of the recent hostage crisis in...

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Central Armed Police Forces: The Need for Re-evaluation

Central Armed Police Forces: The Need for Re-evaluation

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2014

With the recent tragic death of 14 CRPF personnel in an ambush in Chhattisgarh, trust the media to go off on a wild goose chase, once again. For a supposedly well informed fraternity, I cannot...

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