Dec-Jan 2016

  • WITH KASHMIR FORTIFIED, EXPECT MORE ATTACKS IN PUNJAB
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2016

    WITH KASHMIR FORTIFIED, EXPECT MORE ATTACKS IN PUNJAB To any serious observer of terror attacks on Indian soil over the past 25 years, the hand of the Pakistani ‘deep state’ has more often than not been visible on the tell tale signs of their role in planning, training, arming and guiding the terrorists, as most […]

  • LEISURE & LIFESTYLE
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2016

    APPLE CRUMBLE PIE Simply A Delicious Pudding Aditi Pathak I just love warm deserts in winters; and Apple Crumble Pie is a perfect family dish. It is delicious, easy to make and you can add several variations to suit your taste. Popular fruits used in crumbles include apple, blackberry, peach, rhubarb, gooseberry, and plum. Sometimes, […]

  • BOOK REVIEW
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2016

    THE FORGOTTEN WAR The 1965 Indo-Pak war, has been in many ways, a war that Indians at least, had forgotten. However, in this well timed and impressive study, released in this 50th anniversary year of that war, the author’s have given serious students of history the opportunity to understand the actions on the battlefield in […]

  • RAISINA HILLS
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2016

    DEFENCE MINISTER PARRIKAR’S VISIT TO US During his 4 day tour of the U.S., Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar acknowledged good chemistry and rapport with his counterpart, Dr Ashton Carter. Both of them being technocrats, both physicists, may be the reason Mr. Parrikar feels that they clicked. Dr Carter is a double major in physics and […]

  • OBITUARY
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2016

    TRIBUTE TO A BRAVEHEART Colonel Santosh Mahadik, Sena Medal, Commanding Officer, 41 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), succumbed to fatal injuries following a fierce gun battle with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists on 17 November 2015, in Kupwara district. Fourteen years ago, in 2001, in the same district, Santosh, then in 21Para Special Forces (SF), formerly 21 Maratha Light […]

  • DISASTER RELIEF
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2016

    FLOOD HIT CHENNAI: INDIAN ARMY TO THE RESCUE In November-December 2015, the annual northeast monsoon rains were unprecedented and resulted in many parts of South India getting flooded. Particularly affected were the Coromandel Coast regions of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, and the union territory of Puducherry, with Tamil Nadu and the city of Chennai […]

  • NEWS
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2016

    COMBINED COMMANDERS CONFERENCE ABOARD INS VIKRAMADITYA AT SEA The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, chaired the Combined Commanders Conference on board INS Vikramaditya at Sea, off the coast of Kochi on December 15, 2015. This is the first time that the Combined Commanders Conference has been held on board an aircraft carrier. In his address […]

  • RESPECTING A VICTORIA CROSS:
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2016

    Closer to our times, my mind goes back to one among the several megacelebrations organised in the UK in 1995 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the end of WW II. It was appropriate that the Indian contingent to the celebrations would include soldiers decorated with the Victoria Cross (VC), the foremost British […]

  • OROP: WHAT NEXT?
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2016

    The watered down version of One Rank One Pension (OROP) that has been notified suffers from grave infirmities and is not in consonance with the definition approved by Parliament. Also, the directions of the Supreme Court in the case of Maj. Gen. S.P.S. Vains (Retd) and others, that lays down guiding principles required to be […]

  • IN STEP WITH AMBASSADOR GALBRAITH
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2016

    John K Galbraith and Chester Bowles were not only friends of India, but American ambassadors who, along with their spouses, immersed themselves in the Indian culture and ways. Besides a bundle of cherished memories, they left behind much more. Like their simple, practical interventions that changed lives. Reading the weekly column of the Editor-in-Chief in […]