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Should Ansari, Singh have attended Aiyar's dinner?

Should Ansari, Singh have attended Aiyar's dinner?

'While the meeting on December 6th was perfectly legal, was it ethical?' asks Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: Then vice-president Hamid Ansari with artistes dressed as Rama and Laxman as then prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh, left, looks on during the Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi in 2009. Photograph: B Mathur/Reuters Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'dinner diplomacy' on December 6 is in the eye of the storm after the prime minister made use of it to target the Congress party. The dinner -- ..., 2 months ago

Remembering Shivaji's greatest battle

The Battle of Pratapgad can be termed the turning point in Indian history as it interrupted the continuous chain of Muslim successes on the battlefield.Colonel Anil A Athale (retd) remembers the Great Maratha Warrior King on his birth anniversary. We have a family tradition of hailing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj every time we step out on a journey. This is our small tribute to the legend to whom, Indian civilisation owes a debt of gratitude. Faced with a determined onslaught by the ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago

The Pakistan Problem: The Long Term Option

'The best course for India is to wait out the implosion that is bound to take place in Pakistan sooner than later.'We have to ensure that the fallings debris from a collapsing State does not damage us,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: Family members, Indian Army soldiers and locals in Kupwara carry the body of JCO Mohammad Ashraf Mir, the Kashmiri soldier who was martyred in the terrorist attack at the Sunjuwan army camp attack. Photograph: Umar Ganie The second week of February saw ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Why is Pakistan rattled?  Rediff.com2 months ago

How India can win the border war

'Pakistan has no strategic depth and is vulnerable to Indian military power without even crossing the border,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: Indian soldiers open fire across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Some analysts describe the India-Pakistan conflict as a 'communal riot with tanks'. Every time India suffers casualties, there is a cry for revenge. At times, the firing on the Jammu and Kashmir border begins to resemble a family blood feud. Yet there is a strategic ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago US actions against Pakistan: Win win for India  Rediff.com2 months ago

Vadgaon Maval – A tale of unsung heroes and astounding warcraft

No big leader made it to Vadgaon Maval on January 14 to celebrate the resounding victory of Maratha Confederacy led by General Mahadji Shinde over British rulers. On January 14, 1779, which is 238 years ago, Mahadji Shinde had defeated the forces of the ...
 DNA1 month ago

How a Maratha general defeated the British

Till recently there was no monument to the Maratha victory or the great Maratha General Mahadji Shinde.It was a defeat, such as never suffered by the British in India, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: The Marathas under General Mahadji Shinde defeated the British in the Battle of Wadgaon. Photograph: Kind courtesy Colonel Anil A Athale (retd) The English in their conquest of India faced resistance from the Marathas, Tipu Sultan, the Sikhs, the Jats and the Gorkhas in the 19th century.
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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