Nearly half of India’s weapons, including tanks and artillery guns, have stocks for less than ten days of combat.
The best way to pay homage to those who lost their lives fighting in Kargil is to remember what was learnt and incorporate that in future practice – something India is yet to do.
M. Jagadesh Kumar will do greater service to JNU if he creates a new department for the study of war and peace rather than promoting jingoism.
Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against ‘blasphemy’, leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
Extracts from Ayesha Siddiqa’s Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy.
For every reason to hope that severe nuclear-tinged crises between India and Pakistan might be in the rear-view mirror, there is a reason to expect one in the future.
The Kargil War was one of the few instances of direct, conventional warfare between two democracies, since Pakistan had a democratically elected government at the time.
As in Blair’s Britain, the official culture in India is for the military, bureaucracy and intelligence community to tailor their views to those they believe the political leadership wants.