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Lt General K J Singh

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Finally, Military turns pan-Indian

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Lt General K J Singh One of the thought provoking issue that got discussed in the recently concluded Mil Litfest was relations between Indian Society and Military. This discussion was anchored by noted TV anchor and he served us a lesson on spicing it up with ... More »

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Breaking stereotypes at Military Litfest

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Lt General K J Singh The recent Military Literature Festival at Chandigarh was indeed a path breaking event anchored by Capt Amarinder Singh, CM Punjab with benign guidance of Governor and commendable support by Army Commander Western Command. A large part of ... More »

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No quick-fix solution to Kashmir issue

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Lt General K J Singh As a Colonel in North-East, I had the privilege to accompany a new and dynamic Corps Commander for his meetings with two very wise governors. The General, in his exuberance, spelt out his plans to eliminate all ultras in one year. Both gov... More »

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Mediators need to be experts sans govt links

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Lt General K J Singh The journey of Indian nationhood has been tumultuous, punctuated by a large number of internal conflicts. Naga insurgency erupted in the 50s, followed by equally violent movements in the entire North-East. Naga movement has the dubious dis... More »

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We need to use own rivers well

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Lt General K J Singh Abrogation of Indus Water Treaty (IWT) has been touted as the ultimate leverage to punish Pakistan for ongoing proxy war in J&K, it may be worthwhile to do a realistic appraisal. Parvez Musharraf, in his thesis, as Brigadier, had opined th... More »

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Leveraging defence diplomacy

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Lt General K J Singh As India re-defines her regional standing with military robustness coupled with diplomatic sagacity at Doklam, there is a disturbing reality that we lack even the basic instruments to engage in military diplomacy. India’s emerging profile ... More »

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Selecting the right Generals

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Lt General K J Singh Last week, we lost the legendary Marshal of the Air Force, Arjan Singh, A simple man with rural moorings and rich cavalry legacy, he dared to master virtually unknown medium, remained apolitical in his long innings and endowed an ample cor... More »

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New RM raises hopes and expectations

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Lt General K J Singh After much speculation, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman has taken over as the new full time RM, there is a palpable relief but this unexpected choice has also generated mixed reactions. My take is in line with… via TOI Blog More »

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Beyond Doklam – Time for transformative changes

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Lt General K J Singh Our ancient Shastras lay down a unique Sutra, “Pratham Durjanam Vandate, Tadantaram Sajjanam”, meaning that we should first worship ‘bad’ and thereafter the ‘Gentleman’, it really implies that but for these so called ‘baddies’, we will nev... More »

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Crisis at Dolam: Wei-Chi response

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Lt General K J Singh The Chinese word for crisis, “wei-chi”, encapsulates ancient Confucian wisdom by combining two expressions signifying danger and opportunity. The present stand-off at Dolam can indeed be converted into an opportunity to project resolve and... More »