Anil Gupta

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...

The dangerous mountain road

Thursday, 01 Oct 2015 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

The Karakoram Highway in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir connects Abbottabad in Punjab to China’s Xinjiang Province. It has obvious implications for India's security. New Delhi must respond by re-asserting its control on the Gilgit-Baltistan region Karakoram Highway connects Abbottabad in Punjab (Pakistan) to Kashgar in the Xinjiang region of China across the Karakoram...

IS terror isn’t far away from India’s doorstep

Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | Anil Gupta | in Edit

A ‘counter-radicalisation' strategy is not adequate to combat the threat of global jihad against India. It is vital for India to ensure that the IS is unable to spread its tentacles and influence in the Afghan-Pakistan region It has been widely reported in the American media that the Islamic State has...

Eyes in the sky see many things

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

Drones are considered to be just another means to deliver death on the battlefield. But, considering the tremendous cost-cutting and security benefits provided by them, the days of their commercial use are already upon us In a recent incident, Pakistan claimed to have shot down an Indian spy drone and also...


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