The army chief’s decision to deploy soldiers to build railway over-bridges and clean up garbage reflects a desire to please his political masters, even if at the cost of the men he commands.
Tanveer Ahmad Wani’s death, which the police and army say was in response to stone pelting, is the eighth killing in Beerwah since the 2016 uprising and has only added to the anger across Valley.
The State Human Rights Commission stopped short of announcing action against the army, as it lacked jurisdiction.
As I said in my article, the similarities in the language of justification stem not from the acts themselves but from a structural similarity between the two situations of military deployment.
Is it appropriate to seek to draw a parallel between the remarks of Gen. Rawat and Dyer? Did Dyer face a situation where for months his soldiers were being pelted with stones as a stratagem of war promoted by an outside enemy?
There are chilling similarities between the justifications advanced for the actions of the British Indian army in Punjab in 1919 and those being offered today in defence of the acts of the Indian army in Kashmir.
Issues raised at the ninth edition of the homeland security meet included the use of AFSPA in peaceful areas and the existing gaps in the military equipment procurement policy.
For Paresh Rawal and his ilk, dissidents and other malcontents come in the way of India’s destiny of becoming a great nation
Major Leetul Gogoi was awarded the army’s ‘Commendation Card’ for his ‘sustained efforts’ in counter-insurgency operations.
Hopefully the Jadhav matter will encourage Indian policy makers to take international law and its obligations and institutions more seriously, rather than as an encumbrance or distraction.