Articles By RSN Singh

Convergence of Terror

Convergence of Terror

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Nov , 2011

The insurgencies that impacted the Indian landscape till early this decade were generally in isolation. Though, they, like all insurgencies had external links, but the internal linkages between...

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Why has Libya been attacked?

Why has Libya been attacked?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2011

Since the exit of President Mubarak in Egypt, the geopolitical contours of the Arab world has been changing rapidly. What was touted as a revolution for democracy has now degenerated into pure...

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Maoists: Should India allow a PoK within the country?

Maoists: Should India allow a PoK within the country?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jul , 2011

The cynics and vested interests have been portraying Chhattisgarh as a remote, underdeveloped, violence ridden region, where tribal are exploited and live like primitive humans in sub-human...

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The Indian Army must speak!

The Indian Army must speak!

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jun , 2011

The Indian Army is a cohesive, secular and dedicated organization. In fact, it is dedicated to the fault. Most army personnel are innocent and sensitive. It is these personnel who were in the...

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Maoists are enemeies of India - II

Maoists are enemeies of India - II

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 26.2 Apr-Jun 2011 | Date: 28 May , 2011

The Ideological Factor At the lower levels, the ideological factor of Maoism is clearly missing. The foot soldiers are just instruments of violence and part of the extortion industry. The lower...

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Maoists are enemies of India - I

Maoists are enemies of India - I

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 26.2 Apr-Jun 2011 | Date: 27 May , 2011

While the killing of Osama Bin Laden has dominated the Indian media space and the mind space of the Indians, the killing of eleven security personnel in Jharkhand by Maoists on 3rd may 2011 has...

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Jasmine Revolution: Make or Break in Bahrain?

Jasmine Revolution: Make or Break in Bahrain?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Mar , 2011

The so-called ‘Jasmine Revolution’ in the Middle East, which has impacted the popular perception of the Western World, particularly amongst the uninformed, seems to have hit a roadblock in...

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Don't throw India to the wolves

Don't throw India to the wolves

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2011

The abduction of an IAS officer RV Krishna in Orissa and the seeming capitulation of the state has made the people of India feel vulnerable and insecure. If the swap of terrorists with the...

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Pakistan's Offensive-Defence Strategy

Pakistan's Offensive-Defence Strategy

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Military Factor in Pakistan | Date: 18 Feb , 2011

Speaking at the launch ceremony of the Agosta 90 B submarine (PNS Hamza) in November 2006, Musharraf said that Pakistan follows a strategy of ‘defensive deterrence’, which, he clarified,...

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Victory in Modern War?

Victory in Modern War?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2011

Before the Second World War, wars were fought for territory, resources, or both. In these wars, victory was easy to be defined and discerned. There were distinct symbolisms like hoisting of...

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Nepal headed in a dreadful direction

Nepal headed in a dreadful direction

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2011

The recent election of Jhalanath Khanal of CPN (UML) as the Prime Minister is a grim indicator that political developments in Nepal is going in the most dreadful direction. The new secret...

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Egypt: The Modified Script

Egypt: The Modified Script

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2011

The contagion of protests spreading from one country to another in the Arab world has made the ruling dispensations edgy and nervous. The general feeling in India and many other parts of the...

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'invisible Violence' that consumes India

'invisible Violence' that consumes India

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2011

On Monday, LeT militants dragged two teenaged sisters from their house in the Kashmir Valley and killed them in the most brutal manner. It served as reminder that the situation in the valley has...

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Rapidly changing military sociology

Rapidly changing military sociology

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 28 Jan , 2011

The post-independence Indian Army continues to struggle with the British colonial model, ways and traditions, which served us well to a point. In fact, we were so enamored by the British ethos...

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Indian Flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar?

Indian Flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2011

The ongoing march by a political party to raise the national flag in Sri Nagar is being dubbed as politically motivated by its detractors. It indeed is a move for political mobilization for...

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Is this how we treat our military?

Is this how we treat our military?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 17 Jan , 2011

At this critical juncture, India needs to demonstrate its resolve, and ensure the strength and morale of its armed forces. Instead, however, the self-pride of the armed forces is being subverted...

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Gujjar Agitation: Internal Security Ramifications

Gujjar Agitation: Internal Security Ramifications

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 24 Dec , 2010

The purpose of this article is not to dwell on the political and social dynamics of the recent Gujjar agitation, but to highlight the pernicious internal security ramifications of such agitations...

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India and the US-China Great Game

India and the US-China Great Game

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 20 Dec , 2010

Recently most of the flash points in the Western Pacific region witnessed activation, leading to belligerent posturing by China and its allies like North Korea; and the US and its allies, like...

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Maoist Threat and Politics

Maoist Threat and Politics

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 13 Dec , 2010

The previous issue of the Indian Defence Review carried a letter from a serving air force officer Group Captain RK Prasad to the Home Minister of India. The officer and his family had been...

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Military-Police Relations : The Kolkata Syndrome

Military-Police Relations : The Kolkata Syndrome

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

The Kolkata incident on the New Years Eve wherein the military and police clashed over the detention of two young army officers belonging to a Madras Unit, which has arrived at a peace station...

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