Articles By Brig Deepak Sinha

India and China Relations: Back to Basics

India and China Relations: Back to Basics

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 May , 2024

India and China continue to face-off over a long running territorial dispute that has resulted in one war, back in 1962, and numerous lesser confrontations at regular intervals over the years....

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The Army’s Disability Conundrum

The Army’s Disability Conundrum

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Apr , 2024

Scot Hamilton, one of the most recognised figure skaters in the world, won over seventy medals including four World Championships and an Olympic Gold over the span of his career, unfortunately...

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Foreign Policy through the Prism of Hindsight

Foreign Policy through the Prism of Hindsight

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2024

It goes without saying that at one time or the other we have all been victims of that old adage “20/20 hindsight”– the ability to clearlypick holes on past choices! Incidentally, the phrase...

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Differing National Security Perspectives: Need for Realism

Differing National Security Perspectives: Need for Realism

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Oct , 2023

One may recall that Prime Minister during his address to the Joint Session of the United States Congress, repeated the advice he had earlier given President Putin with regard to the Russo-Ukraine...

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Disabling the Military

Disabling the Military

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2023

One of our military veterans, Major DP Singh, better known as the Blade Runner, is a Battle Casualty of the Kargil War. He made the telling point in a recent interview to journalist Barkha Dutt...

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Aspirations to Greatness: Learning Lessons from History

Aspirations to Greatness: Learning Lessons from History

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Sep , 2023

On the gaining of Independence and the Partition that followed soon after, India and Pakistan adopted two very divergent roads in pursuit of their respective destinies. Today, our aspirations...

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Manipur Revisited

Manipur Revisited

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Aug , 2023

In 1978, the Congress (I) found itself as the main opposition at both the Centre and in Punjab. At the same time J S Brar, a farmer from Moga, was appointed as the Head of the Damdami Taksal, a...

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Confronting China through the Prism of Reality

Confronting China through the Prism of Reality

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Aug , 2023

It is a truism that while we are community minded and seek cooperation with others, our interactions tend to be guided less by altruism and more by our own self-interest and greed. It was...

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Manipur: Into the Abyss

Manipur: Into the Abyss

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jul , 2023

Common sense tells us that all successful businesses are primarily driven by the profits they hope to earn. A possibility only in a peaceful and stable environment where law and order are not an...

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Standing Tall: Leading by Example?

Standing Tall: Leading by Example?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jul , 2023

There still remains a great deal of consternation amongst members of civil society and the military, including in veteran circles, regarding allegations that in end June, troops from a Rashtriya...

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Consequences of the Manipur Conflagration

Consequences of the Manipur Conflagration

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jun , 2023

In the summer of 64 AD, nearly 2000 years ago, Rome, more or less, was completely razed to the ground in a fire that lasted six days. The hapless citizens, in utter frustration, turned on their...

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The Fallacy of Handling China with Kid Gloves

The Fallacy of Handling China with Kid Gloves

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Mar , 2023

It is apparent that the Modi Government has shown great reluctance to enhance defence expenditure, and instead has been looking for ways and means to curtail spending, as any government should....

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The NFU Saga of Armed Forces Degradation

The NFU Saga of Armed Forces Degradation

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Feb , 2023

General VP Malik, the former Chief of Army Staff, recently tweeted that the “Government now grants NFU to even Railway Officers who have their own assured career progression scheme… but...

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Future Wars: The Way Forward

Future Wars: The Way Forward

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2022

Over the years, national security issues have gained in importance and face constant and detailed scrutiny from a wide variety of practitioners, researchers, analysts and journalists. This is...

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Appointment of the Chief of Defence Staff: Boon or Bane?

Appointment of the Chief of Defence Staff: Boon or Bane?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Oct , 2022

So, after a gap of approximately nine months, we finally have a new Chief of Defence Staff, which should normally be viewed as good news, especially if envisaged military reforms are to have any...

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Putin’s Folly: The Long Road to Self-Destruction

Putin’s Folly: The Long Road to Self-Destruction

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2022

Ever since President Putin ordered the occupation of Ukraine in a ‘Special Military Operation’ this February, he has been at the receiving end of a stream of bad news. Neither were the...

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Chinese Roulette: Which way will the Wind Blow?

Chinese Roulette: Which way will the Wind Blow?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 01 Apr , 2022

The 2022 campaigning season along the Sino-Indian Line of Actual Control (LAC) opens up in just a matter of months. By all reckoning, the situation is likely to continue remaining extremely...

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AFSPA in the N-E: Is status quo the answer?

AFSPA in the N-E: Is status quo the answer?

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jan , 2022

Much has already been written on the tragic incident that occurred recently in the Tiru-Oting area of Mon district, Nagaland. In a case of mistaken identity, six coal miners were killed by a...

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The Afghan Disaster: Lessons our Military must Heed

The Afghan Disaster: Lessons our Military must Heed

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Sep , 2021

It may seem a case of “I told you so”, but it was predestined that the United States would always lose in Afghanistan. Off course, while withdrawals tend to be untidy affairs, the manner of...

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The Taliban Occupation of Afghanistan: Impact on India

The Taliban Occupation of Afghanistan: Impact on India

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Aug , 2021

The swift and relatively unopposed takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, in a matter of just days and not months as expected,has caught the United States and its Allies,as well as the...

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