Articles By Col Jaibans Singh

J&K: Security holds precedence over all else

J&K: Security holds precedence over all else

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Date: 24 Mar , 2015

The terrorist attack at Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir on March 19 has left in its wake four innocent dead, four destroyed families and lots of pain and suffering. The death of two terrorists was...

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Pakistan is bound to energise its dirty tricks department in J&K

Pakistan is bound to energise its dirty tricks department in J&K

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Date: 09 Mar , 2015

Every year on February, 5, Pakistan plays out a charade of celebrating “Kashmir Day.” This year also the usual functions were held by militant organisations and the usual statements were made....

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Foreign interference in J&K: A challenge for new government

Foreign interference in J&K: A challenge for new government

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 05 Feb , 2015

Recent statements by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) indicate that both have agreed upon the shape their coalition, which is likely to be announced soon,...

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It is not for the soldier to demand; it is for the nation to provide

It is not for the soldier to demand; it is for the nation to provide

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Date: 28 Jan , 2015

The country has just celebrated its 66th Republic Day. The ceremony is all about generating a feeling of nationalism. The President, as supreme commander, reviews the Armed Forces and gives the...

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Commemorating Indo-Pakistan War 1971: Freedom comes with a price

Commemorating Indo-Pakistan War 1971: Freedom comes with a price

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Date: 19 Jan , 2015

The youth of the country needs to be given a post-independence historical perspective to make them realise that the freedom that they are enjoying came with a price. Sacrifices did not end with...

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Ceasefire violations: Hostile Pakistan is facing international isolation

Ceasefire violations: Hostile Pakistan is facing international isolation

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 17 Jan , 2015

The cross border firing by Pakistan along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir is attaining unacceptable proportions. The Indian Army Chief, General Dalbir Singh, in the course of...

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Terrorism in J&K: Mindless and futile violence

Terrorism in J&K: Mindless and futile violence

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Date: 06 Dec , 2014

The euphoria caused by a large voter turnout for the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir has been responded to by the terrorists with a spate of attacks across the state in the last week or...

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The distorted debate on AFSPA

The distorted debate on AFSPA

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 20 Nov , 2014

Election fever has overtaken Jammu and Kashmir; the contest is expected to be more competitive than ever. Political parties are, therefore, coming up with tried and tested and also new strategies...

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Humanitarian crisis in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

Humanitarian crisis in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Date: 03 Nov , 2014

Substantial areas of the state of Jammu and Kashmir including Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) were afflicted by floods of mammoth proportions in beginning September this year. On September, 07,...

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Defence Policy: Preparing for the unknown

Defence Policy: Preparing for the unknown

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 21 Oct , 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first address to the combined commander’s conference went beyond the inane utterances that one has got used to in the last few years. Mostly, such meetings were...

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It is time to wrest the initiative from Pakistan

It is time to wrest the initiative from Pakistan

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 06 Oct , 2014

There seems to be no stopping Pakistan from digging its own gave on the Kashmir issue.  Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faced considerable embarrassment for his unfortunate address to the...

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Sharif’s UN speech: His Master’s Voice

Sharif’s UN speech: His Master’s Voice

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 27 Sep , 2014

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, once again, brought up the issue of Kashmir in the United National General Assembly (UNGA). He said that the “veil cannot be drawn over the core issue of...

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Indo-China Relations: The bottom line is military might

Indo-China Relations: The bottom line is military might

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 17 Sep , 2014

A leadership change took place in China in March, 2013; this was a once in a decade transition. The recent parliamentary elections in India gave a clear majority to a single party with a strong...

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Modi’s Independence Day message to Pakistan

Modi’s Independence Day message to Pakistan

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Date: 19 Aug , 2014

India celebrated its 68th Independence Day with traditional fervour. The environment was charged with a spirit of nationalism. The new Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi, infused an...

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Kashmiris are being hijacked!

Kashmiris are being hijacked!

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 24 Jul , 2014

The government in the centre has been there barely two months and a segment of the so-called prime-movers of the Kashmir valley, political leaders and intelligentsia, have started voicing a...

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Hafiz-Vaidik meet could be calamitous

Hafiz-Vaidik meet could be calamitous

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Date: 23 Jul , 2014

Indian news has been abuzz with the meeting of Ved Pratap Vaidik with in an internationally wanted Pakistani terrorist, Hafiz Saeed, while on a private trip to Pakistan. Much has been spoken on...

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Security in Jammu and Kashmir

Security in Jammu and Kashmir

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 29 May , 2014

2013 offered a mixed bag for Jammu and Kashmir so far as security is concerned. This was the third consecutive year when the state witnessed a modicum of peace which translated into unhindered...

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Indian Army: A national asset

Indian Army: A national asset

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 15 Jan , 2014

The Indian nation celebrates Army day on January, 15 every year with great fervor. January, 15 has been chosen for this event due to its historical significance. It was on this day in 1949 that...

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