Articles By Maj Gaurav Arya

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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The Secularism of Olive Green

The Secularism of Olive Green

By: Maj Gaurav Arya | Date: 25 Oct , 2016

Secularism is the separation of religion and state. Simply put, religion has nothing to do with how a country is ruled. The state itself, at least structurally, is atheist. No one will be...

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Of Hawks and Doves

Of Hawks and Doves

By: Maj Gaurav Arya | Date: 14 Oct , 2016

All soldiers want peace, and this is an undisputable fact. They want peace because they are the ones who die in war. I get messages from doves that accuse me of warmongering. They say that I have...

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Checkmate

Checkmate

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

Yesterday evening, as I parked my car in front of gate no. 9 and walked into South Block (Indian Army Headquarters), I looked up at the grey-golden New Delhi sky. I tried hard to see if Pakistani...

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