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Anil Gupta

A strategic game changer

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | Anil Gupta | in Edit

Chabahar provides a definite strategic edge to India. The success of Indian ambition in the region to a large extent will depend on a stable Afghanistan. India will, therefore, have to keep reviewing its strategic options Chabahar is a deep-sea port located in the Sistan Baluchistan area of Iran at the...

Winds of peace in Korea

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

As much as the two Koreas may desire peace and reunification, the actual fate will be decided by other stakeholders. India, rightfully, favours stability in the region While the Indian media was busy covering the historical informal summit meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Wuhan,...

The pot calling the kettle black

Monday, 16 Apr 2018 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

Those trying to create a permanent wedge between the two regions — Jammu and Kashmir — have an agenda to change the existing narrative but they will never be successful Of late, while reading the Kashmiri media, both print and social, one feels that they are working on a deliberate plan,...

Emerging global jihadi terror

Friday, 06 Apr 2018 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

Distinct terror groups with purpose spurred by common ideologies, guided through a core central leadership, are what we are likely to face until the genesis of jihadi terrorism is addressed in all sincerity With the collapse of Islamic State’s (IS) dream of a Caliphate and severe depletion of Al Qaeda Central...

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...


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