Col Dinesh Kumar (R) Joined: January 26, 2022 The author was commissioned the Indian Army’s Regiment of Artillery, in 1978. He participated in Operation Meghdoot, Operation Parakram, various counterinsurgency operations in the northeast and in Kashmir, and took part in Operation Vijay. He retired from the Army in 2009.
In this article, Col Dinesh Kumar (R) laments the government’s U-turn on its OROP promise and – what he perceives to be – the constant politization of India’s armed forces. He also highlights some serious issues, which he believes to be addressed.
In this article, Col Dinesh Kumar (R) highlights the endless struggle of armed forces’ veterans for real OROP and brings out certain facts behind the Modi government’s U-turn on its pre-poll promise in 2014. Please have a look.
In this op-ed, Col Dinesh Kumar (R) laments the Indian Army’s gradual crumbling as an institution in the face of political pressure, the latest being the Army leadership’s lack of resistance against the “decolonization” proposals.
In this article, Col Dinesh Kumar (R) writes why it is not proper to “celebrate” the Kargil Vijay Diwas. Instead, he argues that the occasion must be observed as a solemn remembrance to those soldiers killed or maimed in the war, where India gained nothing.
In this article, Col Dinesh Kumar (R) writes how the current smear campaign against our armed forces, short-changing them on OROP, and the implementation of the Agnipath-Agniveer scheme has eroded the sheen of a career in the Indian military.
In his second article on the Agnipath scheme, Col Dinesh Kumar (R) says the government must come clean on pushing through it. He also raises several questions on the scheme and the fate of those Agniveers released after four years.
In this article, Col Dinesh Kumar (R) wonders how the Agnipath recruitment scheme in the Indian military will work out favourably for the armed forces as well as the Agniveers, who will not know the true sense of “Naam, Namak, Nishan”