Articles By Sudip Talukdar

Exemplary valour prevented Kargil from going the 1962 way

Exemplary valour prevented Kargil from going the 1962 way

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jul , 2019

The Sino-Indian war of 1962 can never be erased from the country’s collective consciousness, though it is extremely doubtful whether successive political dispensations have learnt any lessons at...

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Is Bollywood out of sync with Indian soldiery?

Is Bollywood out of sync with Indian soldiery?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jun , 2019

Bollywood has now latched on to surgical strikes and military campaigns as a way to garner popularity and box office successes, having practically exhausted the staple of love stories, song and...

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The silent heroes of Indian Army

The silent heroes of Indian Army

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 May , 2019

What motivates a soldier to plunge headlong into extreme danger, staking his very life for the sake of regimental pride and honour, while defending the nation?  He is buoyed by the knowledge and...

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Airstrikes wipe out decades of cowardice and humiliation

Airstrikes wipe out decades of cowardice and humiliation

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Mar , 2019

Fast paced events have overtaken the country, quite unprecedented in its post independence historical sweep, such as the devastating air strike on Balakot, the nerve-centre of Jaish-e-Mohammed’s...

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Resolute action, not bombast, required in terror attacks

Resolute action, not bombast, required in terror attacks

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Feb , 2019

Forthright action should now replace the sheer bombast that drives political and social discourse in India, regarding wanton acts of terror against soldiers, security men and civilians alike. What...

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Battle of Kasserine Pass: Lessons for China

Battle of Kasserine Pass: Lessons for China

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Nov , 2018

In February 1943, US Forces, under the overall command of Gen Eisenhower, suffered a staggering rout at the hands of much feared Afrika Korps, in the Battle of Kasserine Pass, which holds vital...

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When Indian Army beat back waves of Chinese attack

When Indian Army beat back waves of Chinese attack

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Oct , 2018

(Based on an interview with late Lt Col DS Thapa., PVC) Some 56 years ago, in the small hours of October 20, the desolate Himalayan heights reverberated with the concentrated fury of artillery,...

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Has India lost the proxy war?

Has India lost the proxy war?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Oct , 2018

India has habitually been ignoring existential threats from China and its proxy Pakistan, steeped in the Nehruvian tradition of burying its head in the sand, ostrich like, at the first sign of...

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Army: Caught between Devil and deep blue sea

Army: Caught between Devil and deep blue sea

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2018

The Indian Army, as the most disciplined and organized force in the country, carries out every task with complete commitment and to the best of its ability, besides winning wars. This...

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Politics bares its ugly fangs in UP

Politics bares its ugly fangs in UP

By: Sudip Talukdar | Date: 08 Mar , 2017

Politics could not have sunk into more sordid depths in a state still shackled by the demons of casteism, lawlessness, graft and maladministration, yet making extravagant claims over development...

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Must nation be at the mercy of vote-banks?

Must nation be at the mercy of vote-banks?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2017

Must the nation always be at the mercy of vote banks? What would explain the deafening silence of the entire political class over successive attempts to derail trains and cause massive...

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Strategic Bungling Emboldens Hostile Neighbours

Strategic Bungling Emboldens Hostile Neighbours

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2017

Disconnect between appearance and reality, so powerfully dramatized by Shakespeare in Hamlet, remains the bane of politics in India. On the one hand, it explains why the country is sinking deeper...

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Soldiers Fall Victim to Unrelenting Slander

Soldiers Fall Victim to Unrelenting Slander

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2017

Nothing could have been more sordid, slanderous or shocking than the unprecedented attack on the Army in a prime time debate on a popular English news channel. It marks the murkiest depths to...

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70 Years on, has India Learnt any Lessons?

70 Years on, has India Learnt any Lessons?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2017

Has India ever learnt any lessons from the colossal blunders committed at random through 70 years of independence? It seems extremely doubtful in the light of its dealings with China and Pakistan....

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Politicians' outburst against Army a new low in politics

Politicians' outburst against Army a new low in politics

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2016

The West Bengal Chief Minister’s shrill and unwarranted outburst against the Indian Army has touched an abysmal low in political discourse, unprecedented in 70 years of our independence. What...

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High time Army given its legitimate dues

High time Army given its legitimate dues

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2016

The wave of protests staged in the wake of Subedar Ram Kishen’s suicide over OROP arrears, is a sordid example of shocking opportunism, seldom witnessed in our post independence history. It...

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Pak Moles: Are Peaceniks Legitimizing Acts of Rogue State?

Pak Moles: Are Peaceniks Legitimizing Acts of Rogue State?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2016

The Brigade of Peaceniks, comprising sundry elements in the print and electronic media, NGOs, leftists and ex-ministers, which had lain low in the initial days of the Uri attack, is once again...

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Idea of Bharat (India) Under Multiple Attacks

Idea of Bharat (India) Under Multiple Attacks

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Sep , 2016

Chanakya, one of the sharpest minds in statecraft, observed more than two millenniums ago that poison is the best antidote to venom. There could not have been a sounder advice for our politicians...

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Kashmir Turning into Political Black Hole

Kashmir Turning into Political Black Hole

By: Sudip Talukdar | Date: 23 Aug , 2016

India is floundering in a mess of its own making, whose seeds a short sighted leadership had unwittingly planted, post partition, after being in complete denial about ground realities. Successive...

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How long will India tolerate habitual snubbing?

How long will India tolerate habitual snubbing?

By: Sudip Talukdar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2016

The denial of visa to one of our most accomplished and iconic artistes Anupam Kher, out of the 17 who had applied and subsequent shenanigans on the part of Islamabad evokes a sense of déjà vu....

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