'An elephant has to behave like an elephant and not shy away from confronting the jackals,' argues Colonel (Dr) Anil A Athale.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Greetings to all fellow Indians on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day! As we complete 67 years as a Republic and 70 years as an Independent nation this year, there is much that we can be proud of. Food self-sufficiency, exploits in space like the Mangalyan, major reduction in poverty and elimination of hunger are indeed major ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'The vocal pacifists who monopolise the media in India need to answer a simple question: Would they have the Taliban or ISIS take over Kashmir or the rest of the country or let the army do its duty so that we are safe in our beds and free to demonise the soldiers in our cozy drawing rooms and television studios,' asks Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: Gorkha soldiers at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters It was only the second time in my life (the first ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Both the separatists in the Valley and the Indian establishment have failed to fathom that the world's alignments have changed, writes Col Dr Anil Athale (retired). The situation in Kashmir in 2017 is a classic example of both sides being trapped in a time warp. The trouble in Kashmir is now confined to a few districts in the valley, while the rest of Jammu and Kashmir is unaffected. Yet, the separatists, led by the Hurriyat and Pakistan, never tire of talking of the whole of Jammu and ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
'Even if someone other than Trump had become president, the US distancing from Pakistan and coming closer to India was already set in motion.''With Trump openly declaring his intent to take on Islamic extremism, the days of US political correctness are over,' says Colonel (Dr) Anil A Athale (retd).Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com I have been a regular visitor to the United States since 1991 and been interacting with Washington-based think-tanks, American government functionaries and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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