Rediff.com contributors Brigadier S K Chatterji (retired) and Nitin A Gokhale with Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat at the release of their book Home of the Brave: History of Rashtriya Rifles.Gen Rawat released the book at his office in New Delhi on Monday.The book 'traces the early history of Rashtriya Rifles, its organisation, including its raising to deployment in Punjab, the North East and Jammu and ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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Security forces in Kashmir are facing a dangerous enemy -- rumours -- that snowball into widespread trouble in the valley. Why civilians confront the army in Kashmir Fake or exaggerated news against the forces and the administration are feeding public anger, often leading to violence. "To stop canards being spread against the administration and the forces through the word of mouth is proving to be a challenging task," a senior police official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago Why civilians confront the army in Kashmir Rediff.com, 2 months ago
"Home of the Brave", which traces the early history of the Rashtriya Rifles counter-insurgency force in Jammu and Kashmir has been released has been released here by the Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat.Authored by defence and security analyst Nitin A.Prokerala, 4 weeks ago
In 28 months, Manohar Parrikar as defence minister developed easy relationships with the top brass of the three Services as was rarely ever witnessed before.He threw caution to the winds and managed to pull the forces out of a downward spiral in operational capabilities.BharatShakti.in Editor-in-Chief and long-time Rediff.com contributos Nitin A Gokhale takes stock of what Parrikar achieved and the challenges that await his successor. Now that Manohar Parrikar's return to Goa is done and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'The more harder India pushes its nationalism on to its population, the further away we send Kashmiris.''We should understand that the unrest in that state cannot be solved by demonetisation,' says Aakar Patel. Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (retd): General Rawat knows the challenges his men face Nitin A Gokhale: The Indian Army is not asking for immunity Ajai Shukla: Why civilians confront the army in Kashmir Counterfeit notes of the new Rs 2,000 denomination are being seized, only ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'General Rawat's unambiguous stand has acted as a much needed confidence booster to the troops -- young officers and soldiers at the cutting edge -- who were often left wondering if they were doing the right and necessary thing in combating the terrorists, many times paying with their own lives,' says Nitin A Gokhale. There was one section -- and I don't want to call them intellectuals -- which pays lip service to the fauj, but in reality stands against everything that the army seeks to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Modernisation will bolster our capabilities to counter military challenges in the future.'Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa speaks to BharatShakti.in Editor-in-Chief Nitin Gokhale. IMAGE: Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa before his solo MiG-21 flight, January 13, 2017. It is rare for an air chief to fly solo and the flight highlighted the air chief marshal's courage and impressive flying skills. The biennial Aero India Show 2017 will begin at Bengaluru on Tuesday, February 14. The Indian Air Force is ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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