Ashok K Mehta

Ashok K Mehta

 

Ashok K Mehta is a retired Lt General of the Indian Army. He writes extensively on defence matters and anchors Defence Watch on Doordarshan 

A fractured negotiation

A fractured negotiation

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 | Ashok K Mehta

It is the Americans who are in a hurry to withdraw, not the Taliban. They can outwait them indefinitely. But what about the peace process? From an Indian perspective, Afghanistan turned out to be the flavour of the fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue at New Delhi, which, compared to other...

Seeking the plane truth about Rafale deal

Seeking the plane truth about Rafale deal

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 | Ashok K Mehta

Amidst a political slugfest over the Rafale deal, coming clean should lead to a truce that is urgently required for the IAF to breathe normally and to prevent further damage to India’s emerging power reputation Rafale will stick to the Government like the Sikkim leech, especially after Former French President François...

In remembrance of a versatile General

In remembrance of a versatile General

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 | Ashok K Mehta

In the passing away of Rohan Daluwatte, Sri Lanka lost a dynamic thinking General who miraculously transformed the Army and brought honour to the country. Personally, I lost a dear friend who will be missed For me, remembering Rohan Daluwatte (Dallu), Sri Lanka’s first Chief of Defence Staff was a poignant...

US desperate to win race in Afghanistan

US desperate to win race in Afghanistan

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 | Ashok K Mehta

During his upcoming visit to India, Pompeo, on his stop over in Rawalpindi, must ensure that the Taliban is brought on board the reconciliation process. But what is the deal that Wells talked aboutij For the Kabul Government, this August has been the worst month for violence and barbarity since the...

Rafale cocktail continues to fox us

Rafale cocktail continues to fox us

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | Ashok K Mehta

The Government and the Opposition have been on the warpath over the acquisition of Rafale fighters and this is not going to end anytime soon, making it a potent poll plank The dogfight between the Government and the Opposition over the acquisition of 126 versus 36 Rafale fighters is not going to...

Sneak peek into Naya Pakistan

Sneak peek into Naya Pakistan

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 | Ashok K Mehta

For Narendra Modi, winning the 2019 election is make-or-break. Till then, Imran Khan can concentrate on building Naya Pakistan while India finds ways to modify the conditionalities for resumption of dialogue Imran Khan is expected to be sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan before its Independence day (August 14)...

Chimera around the Quad quandary

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | Ashok K Mehta

India has to play the balancing act. It must constructively engage with the US and China to preserve its strategic autonomy through multi-alignment After the second India-China Maritime Affairs Dialogue held in Beijing last week, it was made clear to China that the evolving India-Pacific strategy was not aimed at China’s...

Mastering the art of politicisation

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 | Ashok K Mehta

Surgical strikes have been used to the hilt by the BJP which prides itself on its commitment to the military and national security. With the launch of the video, it is at it again It is unfortunate that the already politicisedissue of surgical strikes against terror camps in PoK was revived...

State Editions

Two killed in road accident

16 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Special camps to solve land disputes in districts

16 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

JCP distributes 150 blankets among needy

16 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

26th Valley Cricket tournament begins

16 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

100% summer placement at IIM-R

16 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

Akhilesh bats for Maya as next PM

13 January 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Shivpal's party hits back at BSP chief

13 January 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

2 terrorists killed in Kulgam, soldier commits suicide

13 January 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Maya, Akhilesh squeeze hard bargain for smaller parties

13 January 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer