Articles By Col Jaibans Singh

Article 35A: Myths versus Reality

Article 35A: Myths versus Reality

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Aug , 2018

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed considerable political activity in the wake of the scheduled hearing of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A by a three member bench of the...

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A peaceful, progressive J&K would be the best tribute for Atal Bihari Vajpayee

A peaceful, progressive J&K would be the best tribute for Atal Bihari Vajpayee

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Date: 17 Aug , 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the great son of India, inveterate nationalist, acclaimed statesman, seasoned politician, hard core optimist, compulsive unifier and great visionary has embarked on his last...

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Imran Khan’s Kashmir policy

Imran Khan’s Kashmir policy

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Date: 30 Jul , 2018

Imran Khan, in all probability will be the next prime minister of Pakistan; the goal, though not realised as yet, looks to be a distinct possibility. It has taken him 22 years to fulfill this...

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The Kargil War: Indian Army’s Victorious Feat is Unparalleled in Annals of...

The Kargil War: Indian Army’s Victorious Feat is Unparalleled in Annals of...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jul , 2018

‘‘I have confidence in the ability of our armed forces. The armed forces shall accomplish this task and ensure that no one dares to indulge in this kind of misadventure in future,” said...

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Situation in Kashmir is improving with every passing year

Situation in Kashmir is improving with every passing year

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jul , 2018

Nitin Pai, Director of the Takshashila Institution, an independent centre for research and education in public policy, has recently written an opinion piece on Kashmir titled, “What Kautilya...

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Burhan Wani represents all that the Kashmir youth should not be

Burhan Wani represents all that the Kashmir youth should not be

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jul , 2018

Last year, the death anniversary of the terrorist Burhan Wani, who was eliminated by the security forces on 8, July, 2016, witnessed a lot of activity! Pakistan added it to the other many...

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Shri Amarnath Yatra Poised to Commence with Devotion and Communal Harmony

Shri Amarnath Yatra Poised to Commence with Devotion and Communal Harmony

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jun , 2018

The pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath in Kashmir is scheduled to commence on 28 June the auspicious day of Jyestha Purnima and culminate on 26 August, the auspicious day “Raksha...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Understanding the true connotation of “Reconciliation...

Jammu and Kashmir: Understanding the true connotation of “Reconciliation...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jun , 2018

Mehbooba Mufti, in her press conference post her resignation as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, frequently referred to “Reconciliation” as a prominent agenda of her party . Use of this...

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Policy of appeasement can backfire: Government needs to remain vigilant

Policy of appeasement can backfire: Government needs to remain vigilant

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jun , 2018

Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Kashmir on June, 7, with the stated objective of reviewing the situation in the wake of the unilateral suspension of operations implemented by the government...

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J&K: Will Peace through dialogue see the light of day?

J&K: Will Peace through dialogue see the light of day?

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jun , 2018

The Union Government has taken a major step to re-energise a dialogue process in Jammu and Kashmir by making an attempt to reach out to the separatists. “I have already said that we are ready for...

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Suspension of Operations in Kashmir: A well intentioned move, but full of holes

Suspension of Operations in Kashmir: A well intentioned move, but full of holes

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May , 2018

The Union Government has declared “suspension of operations” in Kashmir during the holy month of Ramadan. A request for what was termed as a “ceasefire” was made by the chief minister of...

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Environment of peace is imperative for revocation of AFSPA in J&K

Environment of peace is imperative for revocation of AFSPA in J&K

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 May , 2018

The decision of the Union Government to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and from eight out of 16 police stations in Arunachal Pradesh is a welcome move. It...

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Weaning away Kashmiri youth from terrorism requires integrated effort

Weaning away Kashmiri youth from terrorism requires integrated effort

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 May , 2018

The sustained and incisive counter-terrorist operations conducted by the security forces in 2017 have not lost momentum in this year. While more than 200 terrorists were eliminated last year, the...

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AFSPA enables security: Revocation needs right environment

AFSPA enables security: Revocation needs right environment

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2018

The decision of the Union Government to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPAS) totally from Meghalaya and from eight out of 16 police stations in Arunachal Pradesh is a welcome...

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Pakistan’s Kashmir agenda fails in CHOGM, prepare for a negative fallout...

Pakistan’s Kashmir agenda fails in CHOGM, prepare for a negative fallout...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Apr , 2018

An international summit of world leaders is invariably seen by the Pakistan as an opportunity to highlight Kashmir as an unfinished agenda of partition. The Commonwealth Heads of Government...

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Leaders root for peace in Kashmir, Kashmiriyat holds the key

Leaders root for peace in Kashmir, Kashmiriyat holds the key

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Apr , 2018

The chief of the Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, recently made a significant statement on Jammu and Kashmir, wherein, he rooted for peace as the only way to improve the situation in the state,...

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Kashmir is ripe for a Political Initiative with Youth as the Centre of Gravity

Kashmir is ripe for a Political Initiative with Youth as the Centre of Gravity

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Apr , 2018

The multiple counter terrorist operations in Shopian, Kashmir, which led to the elimination of 13 terrorists, were undeniably a great success for the security forces.  A success of this nature...

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Armed Forces Special Powers Act: The myth and the reality

Armed Forces Special Powers Act: The myth and the reality

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 25 Mar , 2018

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing an enhanced spiral of violence in the last month or so along the Line of Control (LOC) as also in the form of terrorist initiated activity in the...

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Indo-Pakistan relations: Converting response dynamics from reactive to proactive

Indo-Pakistan relations: Converting response dynamics from reactive to proactive

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Mar , 2018

In the seven decades since partition, Pakistan has proved to be a most intractable neighbor for India. It has adopted a posture of conflict, created issues where none exist and simply refused to...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Get the Army-Government-Nation relationship right

Jammu and Kashmir: Get the Army-Government-Nation relationship right

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Mar , 2018

Three significant incidents have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in recent days. A few days back, security forces avenged the terrorist attack at Sunjwan Army Camp, Jammu, by killing, Mufti...

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