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Maldives: Loss of traditional goodwill for India
B Raman | 09 Dec , 2012 0 comments

The unfortunate cancellation by the Government of Mohammad Waheed of the Maldives of the contract given to a consortium led by the GMR, an Indian company, for the running of the Ibrahim Nassir International Airport highlights our loss of tradional goodwill with a section of the Maldivian political class due to perceptions that India was trying...

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Response: Why should old soldiers fade away?
Response: Why should old soldiers fade away?

I have a lot of respect for Lt Gen S K Sinha; but I do not agree with his criticism of Gen V K Singh and accusing him of bringing disgrace to the Armed Forces ethos. Let us not deceive ourselves in thinking that in the past all the officers obeyed unquestioningly what was ordered from the higher authorities. Gen Rudra, the first Indian to be...

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Why should old soldiers fade away?
Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi | 28 Nov , 2012 1 comment
Why should old soldiers fade away?

General Douglas Macarthur, a very famous General of the Twentieth Century, who served his country, the United States of America, with dedication and élan for over half a century, both in peace and war, had made a famous speech on 19 April 1951, to both houses of the Congress at Capitol Hill. This was on his return from Japan, after his dispute...

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Age mismatch between Class-1 and NDA entry?
Col Dharam Singh | 28 Nov , 2012 21 comments
Age mismatch between Class-1 and NDA entry?

The minimum age for admission to class I of the Primary School stage across the nation is generally 5+ or 6+ years. Students are strictly denied admissions to class 1, if not meeting this age criteria, which is highly in order and as per rules. Advisory Board of Education (CABE) Committee on Free and Compulsory Education Bill also states the...

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Shocking Case of Miscarriage of Justice
B Raman | 26 Nov , 2012 0 comments

Instances of miscarriage of justice are many in India. Sometimes, such instances arise due to gross negligence by the police in the investigation.Sometimes, due to wanton fabrication of evidence and violation of the legal procedures to be followed during the investigation. Such instances continue to take place and even increase in number...

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