Opinion

Indian Armed Forces: Whose military is it anyway?
avatar Col Dinesh Kumar (R)

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. Read More
 
 

Akhand Bharat and ‘retaking’ Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
avatar Sanjiv Krishan Sood

In the wake of the defence minister and senior Army officers talking about taking Pakistan-occupied Kashmir back, former ADG BSF SK Sood writes on if it is possible for India to do so. He analyses the various factors that would come into play, in case India launches a military campaign to wrest back #POK. Read More
 
 

Revival of militancy in Punjab: Need collective will to stop it
avatar Rattan Chand Sharma

In this op-ed, RC Sharma, veteran BSF commandant, says there are ominous signs of militancy being revived in Punjab and to tackle this, the state and its police must change the way they are handling looming danger at present. Read More
 
 

‘Honour, Enfield, and Panama’: The Story of Lt Yog Raj Palta
avatar Jai Samota

This is the story of Yog Raj Palta, a young and adventurous Indian Army officer who loved his Royal Enfield bike and Panama cigarettes – and immortalized himself in the 1962 India-China war. Read More
 
 

India-China LAC clashes: New Delhi must force Beijing to blink
avatar Rattan Chand Sharma

In this op-ed, RC Sharma, veteran BSF commandant, says the recent Tawang clash between Indian and Chinese troops is a part of the pattern of aggression China started showing since Galwan 2020, and this will continue unless India takes countermeasures. Read More
 
 

Crown Group Defence’s top officer predicts great future for our defence MRO
avatar Palak Sharma

Commodore Rakesh Anand (retired), head of Crown Group Defence’s Marine Division, talks extensively about the current challenges the industry faces, its future, and about his own company in this interview. Here are some excerpts: Read More
 
 

OROP: The wretched veteran’s endless mirage chase
avatar Col Dinesh Kumar (R)

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. Read More
 
 

‘Fire Till Eternity’: The story of Major Shyamal Dev Goswami
avatar Jai Samota

As India commemorates the 60th anniversary of the India-China war of 1962, India Sentinels brings you a brief series on the indomitable courage and spirit shown by some of its heroes in the face of certain doom. Here is story of Major Shyamal Dev Goswami – one of those unsung heroes. Read More
 
 

Battle of Walong: Story of unsung hero Lt Bikram Singh Rathore
avatar Shailmanyu Singh Rathore

As India commemorates the 60th anniversary of the India-China war of 1962, India Sentinels brings you a brief series on the indomitable courage and spirit shown by some of its heroes in the face of certain doom. Here is story of Lieutenant Bikram Singh Rathore – one of those unsung heroes. Read More
 
 

C-295 Airbus-Tata JV is a watershed for Indian aircraft-making sector
avatar Vinay Kumar

In this article, senior journalist Vinay Kumar says the C-295 Airbus-Tata JV is a giant leap for the Indian aircraft-manufacturing industry as it will push other private players to manufacture aircraft in India and will create an ecosystem of ancillary firms and a highly skilled workforce. Read More
 
 

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