One of the reasons why India is unable to deal with the Pakistan problem is its faulty thinking. The Pakistani establishment (ISI, Army, Government) knows how to expose our fault lines because India's behaviour is so predictable. It is able to keep ... Firstpost.com, 1 week ago
The real issue in India is not between Make or Made/Create in India. We need both.The solution is to create an eco-system where new ideas can flourish and convert themselves into new technologies and products, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Currently, there is a lively debate between the two concepts of 'Make in' and 'Made in' India. I am of the view that in the short term, to deal with our huge population of unemployed, some/anyhow Make in India is the immediate priority. While it ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC. Photograph: MEAphotogallery/Flickr 'Pakistan has been successful in convincing the rest of the world that the Pakistani nuclear terrorists are meant to target only India. This is myopia at its worst,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). The Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC was like a performance of Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. The absence of Russia, North Korea and the prime minister of ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'Increasingly, there is a tendency to magnify 'victimhood' of the minority for electoral gains and vote bank politics.''There is no doubt that there is a worldwide rise in Islamophobia. There is a tendency amongst some in India to react to this in the Indian milieu,' says Colonel Anil A Athale(retd). IMAGE: People flee Brussels airport after the terror attack. The attacks in Brussels had an echo in India that is long used to bomb blasts and terror attacks. Many half-baked 'experts' have ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: The Peshawar school attack on December 16, 2014 was a turning point in the battle against Islamic radicals in Pakistan. Photograph: Khuram Parvez/Reuters If the bulk of the Pakistani population and the all-powerful army are now against radical elements, there is indeed hope that Pakistan's India policy will be more realistic and less ideology driven, argues Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). On December 16, 2014, terrorists attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar and killed over 132 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'One hopes the younger generation sees Savarkar him for what he was and does not view him through a distorted prism.''This is the least one could do for someone who devoted his whole life to the Indian freedom struggle, elimination of caste, succour to Dalits, and instilling a strategic culture in India,' says Lieutenant General Ashok Joshi (retd) and Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). On February 26, 1966, exactly 50 years ago, one of India's greatest freedom fighters breathed his last. Vinayak ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: JNU students protest against the police crackdown on the campus. Photograph: PTI Do the students who chanted pro-separatist slogans and their teachers/supporters want the army to withdraw from Kashmir or not fight the terrorists, asks Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). The events at the Jawaharlal Nehru University and its echo in some other academic institutions reminds one of the Oxford University debate on February 9, 1933. At that time the Oxford Student Debating Society voted by 257 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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