Anil Gupta

Saga of mistakes repeated

Friday, 23 Feb 2018 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

The time-tested method of adherence to Standard Operating Procedures is the best way to prevent terror attacks like the ones at the Sunjuwan military base The first attack on Sunjuwan took place in 2003 during the rule of NDA after the troops returned to barracks on termination of year long stand-off...

India and Israel: A meeting of minds

Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 | Anil Gupta | in Edit

Right from the 1990s, when India and Israel established full diplomatic relations, till today, commonalities between the two nations have helped develop a relationship that is more than just transactional Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s return visit to India in response to Indian Premier Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel in July...

Where terror is mainstream

Friday, 29 Dec 2017 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

The mullah-military nexus is the biggest challenge to democracy in Pakistan. Instead of looking through a narrow prism of military dominance, the Army must keep long-term national interest in mind The release of Hafiz Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) and chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), and the launch of a political party...

Of past mistakes haunting Congress

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

Unable to swallow the bitter pill of being rejected by the nation and its people, in its lust for power the grand old party has stooped so low that it has started flirting with the nation's enemies. The plot is now going to fester with Rahul Gandhi’s elevation An article published...

A sorry tale of the Armed Forces

Thursday, 02 Nov 2017 | Anil Gupta | in Edit

The treatment meted out to peacefully agitating Army veterans at Jantar Mantar is symptomatic of a growing civil-military divide. Such incidents impact the morale of serving soldiers Whatever may be the merits/demerits of the ongoing agitation by a group of veterans at the Jantar Mantar in Lutyen’s Delhi, the treatment...

Time to call Pakistan’s bluff

Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

Enough has been written about political and diplomatic efforts to expose and isolate Pakistan. While considerable success has been achieved, more needs to be done to strangulate Islamabad economically The recent terrorist attack on a Border Security Force (BSF) Battalion headquarters in Srinagar has confirmed three things beyond doubt. First, in...

Rohingya refugees: A threat

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | Anil Gupta | in Edit

Jihadi links of the Rohingyas are now well established. Whatever be the outcome of the plea before the apex court, their exit is mandatory. The nation can ill afford to let the design of ISI succeed The Government has stated in unequivocal terms that Rohingya Muslims are illegal immigrants and will...

Soldiers losing money and status

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

The Armed Forces had hoped that the Seventh Pay Commission would correct past anomalies and bring the men in uniform at par with their civilian counterparts. This was not to be. Now, the Prime Minister must intervene and ensure just pay and stature for the military Ever since the Seventh Pay...

Nationalist, not religious, slogan

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2016 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

The hue and cry over the chanting of ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ is unnecessary. It is a false controversy manufactured by pseudo-seculars who want to give a communal tinge to this patriotic slogan and score political brownie points The nation has been witnessing a strange debate on the issue of chanting...

The forgotten people of India

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

It is strange that the Government of India did not occupy the Gilgit-Baltistan area, despite the opportunity available during the final days of 1947-48 war. Even now, there has been no effort to reach out to the people of this region, who have been subjugated and exploited A recent video footage...


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