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Deepak Sinha

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Getting the military out of harm’s way

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Deepak Sinha For the military, Modi 2.0 started with quite a bang. He personally set a wonderful precedent prior to taking oath, by paying homage to those who have made the supreme sacrifice at the newly constructed National War Memorial. This was followed up ... More »

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A disease we can do without

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Deepak Sinha Balakot, for all intents and purposes is done and dusted, an issue of little political relevance or significance now that just refuses to go away, and that too, for all the wrong reasons. This is not because we are still in the dark as to the numb... More »

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Disarming a Political Time Bomb

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Deepak Sinha There is certainly more to life than just politics and elections, not that our media Moghuls would agree, since that they seem to be covering morning, noon and night. Obviously, the forthcoming General Elections are important, every election is, b... More »

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Reaping the whirlwind: Pulwama and Doklam

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Deepak Sinha Despite the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman from Pakistani custody as a good will gesture, obviously under intense International pressure, the Government seems ambivalent about de-escalation continuing to insist that it remains focu... More »

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Looking Beyond the Rafale Imbroglio

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Deepak Sinha The tenor of the debate, especially in the election year, can hardly be expected to be moderate or mature. While wild assertions made by the politicians in hope of swaying the electorate is to be expected and accepted, there is also a vital need f... More »

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Where does the army go from here

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Deepak Sinha In a recent round table on Kashmir, the sprinkling of politicians, academics, subject experts and commentators present agreed that politicians and political parties in Kashmir, including those advocating separatism, had lost complete credibility a... More »

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Avoiding the ideology trap: Learning from history

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Deepak Sinha Alexandre Dumas once wrote that “all generalizations are dangerous, even this one.” While there is much wisdom in his words, there are also circumstances when sweeping generalizations are not only unavoidable, but also simply reflect the truth. Th... More »

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Humanizing the Rafale Deal

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Deepak Sinha Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, nearly 250 years ago, that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We could just as easily add scandals in defence procurement tothat short list. From the famous “Jeep Procuremen... More »

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Reaping the Whirlwind

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Deepak Sinha The Writ Petition filed in the Supreme Court by Colonel Amit Kumar and 356 other serving personnel, all middle piece or junior officers and enlisted men, is an unprecedented expression of no- confidence against the manner in which our highest cour... More »

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National Security: A call to arms

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Deepak Sinha Over the past six months there have been a slew of parliamentary reports criticising the government’s handling of our defence preparedness. The latest, released on July 25, being the Parliamentary Estimates Committee’s draft report on ‘Preparednes... More »