'Indira Gandhi proved herself a great war leader, but failed as a statesman,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi with Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Shimla, July 1972. Secured in Dhaka, but squandered in Shimla J N Dixit: The Errors of Simla The 1971 India-Pakistan and the Shimla Agreement of July 2, 1972 are some of the most important events of the 20th century history of the Indian subcontinent. While the 1971 war has been extensively ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
'The use of nuclear/biological/chemical weapons by Islamic terrorists is just a matter of time.'It must be clearly understood what the world faces is a global level insurgency against the world order.' 'Terrorism is merely a tactic and Islamic State its most brutal face, says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). My 25 years of study of insurgency and terrorism in diverse countries/locations like Northern Ireland, Kashmir, Sri Lanka, Punjab and South Africa (during the apartheid regime) has ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
'The Kashmiri identity and its unique blend of Sufi Islam, its culture and language can best survive in a plural and secular India.''Neither independence nor merger with Pakistan can achieve that objective.''Peace will return to Kashmir only when Kashmiris realise this, else they will be part of the 1,000-year war,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Many Indians are dismayed at the latest turn of events in Kashmir. As someone involved in the issue for over two decades, this does not come as a ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'The Gita was propounded on a battlefield and regards the use of force to establish Dharma or righteousness, as not only legitimate but one's highest duty,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). With a new broom (no pun intended) wielding Manohar Parrikar, a technocrat by inclination, the hardy perennial of 'defence reforms' is again in the news. The current fashion seems to be 'cutting the teeth to tail ratio.' We have had a similar exercise done in the early 1970s under the late General K V ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
New Delhi (Sputnik)— The Indian Air Force (IAF) has finally found an indigenous replacement forits ageing fleet ofMiG-21 and MiG-23 fighter aircraft. Chief ofAir Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha flew the Tejas— a Light Combat Aircraft designed ...Sputnik, 2 months ago
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