The Quint’s sting operation compromised Roy Mathew for no fault of his own and pushed him to take his life.
Generalising a few complaints to indicate larger problems in the service tarnishes the image of the entire military force.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa and General Bipin Rawat have very different roles and challenges ahead. One controls the polity, while the other is controlled by it; one has complete freedom to function, while the other is hemmed in by politicians and bureaucracy.
The factors the CCS may look at in evaluating a candidate for army chief may include his risk taking profile, decisiveness, tolerance of complexity, tolerance of ambiguity and synergy with other stake holders.
The armed forces are being systematically demoralised by the central government, at a time when they should be celebrated and encouraged.