Articles By Brig Deepak Sinha

Manipur Ambush: The Real Lesson we need to Learn

Manipur Ambush: The Real Lesson we need to Learn

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jun , 2015

The ambush of the 6 DOGRA convoy, in Manipur, resulting in the tragic death of eighteen soldiers and injuries to many more has brought out a virtual deluge of comments on what went wrong and the...

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Understanding American Foreign Military Sales to Pakistan

Understanding American Foreign Military Sales to Pakistan

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 May , 2015

Analysts and academics alike, especially in India, have still to come to terms with the recent announcement of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Pakistan amounting to 952 Million USD. As per the...

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India and the Maldives: Not Just Another Day in Paradise

India and the Maldives: Not Just Another Day in Paradise

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2015

On the night of 3rd November 1988, paratroopers from the elite 50th Independent Parachute Brigade, India’s only true-blue rapid deployment force, launched Operation Cactus in response to pleas...

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Beyond the Paris Incidents

Beyond the Paris Incidents

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jan , 2015

In the movie, Lord of War, Nicholas Cage as the arms dealer Yuri Orlov says “Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947,...

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Assam in the Cross-Fire

Assam in the Cross-Fire

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jan , 2015

The world watched with horror and utter disgust as a radical element of the Pakistani Taliban (TTP), in what they termed as retribution, attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar, targeted the...

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The Power of Media

The Power of Media

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Dec , 2014

It is ironic that television channels and print media, the world over, have taken, what can only be described as vicarious pleasure, at providing live coverage of the recent hostage crisis in...

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Central Armed Police Forces: The Need for Re-evaluation

Central Armed Police Forces: The Need for Re-evaluation

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2014

With the recent tragic death of 14 CRPF personnel in an ambush in Chhattisgarh, trust the media to go off on a wild goose chase, once again. For a supposedly well informed fraternity, I cannot...

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ISIS Recruit: The Return of the Prodigal Son

ISIS Recruit: The Return of the Prodigal Son

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2014

So the prodigal son, Arif Majeed, has returned home and the government finds itself on the horns of a dilemma. We know that the call of religion and probably adventure led him and three others to...

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Israel: The Legitimacy of Occupation

Israel: The Legitimacy of Occupation

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2014

In an earlier article Gaza and the Israeli Intervention, I had written on the savage and brutal retaliation by Israel against the Palestinians in Gaza for the unfortunate and revolting murder of...

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Gaza and the Israeli Intervention

Gaza and the Israeli Intervention

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2014

In recent days we have been witness to live television coverage that made us all unwilling, but nonetheless, active participants in what could only be called mass murder of innocents in that...

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Indo-Pak Discord: The Existentialist Question

Indo-Pak Discord: The Existentialist Question

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 24 Sep , 2014

As we again react against an intransigent and hostile Pakistan by cancelling Foreign Secretary level talks, one cannot but conclude that there is a fair bit of similarity between our long term...

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Force Projection and Rapid Deployment Forces: Need for Reassessment

Force Projection and Rapid Deployment Forces: Need for Reassessment

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Vol. 29.2 Apr-Jun 2014 | Date: 03 Aug , 2014

As India’s regional and global aspirations grow with its increasing economic clout, it will be forced to build up its capacity to project power in its national interest to ensure that the...

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Armed Force Transformation and the National Security Problems

Armed Force Transformation and the National Security Problems

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jun , 2014

With issues of getting India back on track economically and serious problems in keeping the navy afloat, India’s policy makers probably have little time to worry about the recent events that...

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Special Operations Forces: Understanding the Dynamics of Change

Special Operations Forces: Understanding the Dynamics of Change

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Vol. 29.1 Jan-Mar 2014 | Date: 02 Apr , 2014

The need for a unified headquarters for our SOF is an inescapable requirement as it will enable us to ensure optimum utilisation of resources. Not only will we be able to avoid duplication of...

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