Articles By Maj Gaurav Arya

The Shadow of Our Silence

The Shadow of Our Silence

By: Maj Gaurav Arya | Issue: Courtesy: https://majorgauravarya.wordpress.com/ | Date: 17 Mar , 2017

As a nation, we choose silence. And it is in the shadow of our silence that treason spawns its many sons. Its primary weapons are intellectual elitism and social snobbery. We are told that to be...

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A Matter of Honour

A Matter of Honour

By: Maj Gaurav Arya | Date: 08 Feb , 2017

Major AVD Pillay was a soldier’s soldier. His father had served in the army. And he expected his son, Divakaran, to be no less. His family had a cherished tradition of bearing arms, now for the...

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The Edge of The Sword

The Edge of The Sword

By: Maj Gaurav Arya | Date: 25 Jan , 2017

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. - Sun Tzu, The Art...

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The Green Crescent

The Green Crescent

By: Maj Gaurav Arya | Date: 08 Jan , 2017

When did it exactly start? No one knows. But it can be said with a degree of certainty that in the early nineties when the Pakistanis decided that JKLF or Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, a...

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A Stone with My Name

A Stone with My Name

By: Maj Gaurav Arya | Date: 05 Jan , 2017

Some soldier with a funny bone at 102 Infantry Brigade (Base Camp) will tell you that Siachen means ‘Rose Garden’. Its true. Maybe its funny, in a self-deprecating sort of way. Most soldiers...

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A Red Motorcycle and A Country

A Red Motorcycle and A Country

By: Maj Gaurav Arya | Issue: Courtesy: https://majorgauravarya.wordpress.com/ | Date: 17 Dec , 2016

General Sam Manekshaw paced up and down his office, his furrowed brow almost touching the center of his forehead. His lean frame was ramrod straight, his gait long and striding, typical of...

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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

By: Maj Gaurav Arya | Date: 04 Dec , 2016

In the last 48 hours, the Indian Army has lost 7 brave hearts at Nagrota. It is with deep grief, immense helplessness and cold anger that I tell you today; we will lose many more, unless we...

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Taming the Dragon

Taming the Dragon

By: Maj Gaurav Arya | Date: 30 Nov , 2016

All warfare is based on deception – Sun Tzu, The Art of War The Middle Kingdom has many achievements to its name, paper and gunpowder the most well known. It has been able to project an image...

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The Bravest of The Brave

The Bravest of The Brave

By: Maj Gaurav Arya | Date: 18 Nov , 2016

The annals of the Indian Army are replete with stories of bravery and uncommon valor. And then there are stories of courage so overwhelming that it is almost impossible for the human soul to even...

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Genuinely Fake

Genuinely Fake

By: Maj Gaurav Arya | Date: 11 Nov , 2016

Mahender Mishar (Mishra) of Behar (Bihar) was a short, dark man who, had you met him in a dark alley, would have probably greeted you with a polite “namaste” and moved forward, head bowed....

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