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
The Government recently announced that it has renamed the Tour of Duty as Project Agniveer but the mention of a new CDS was still missing His name came up for Army Chief before he retired after Gen Rawat’s tragic death, and now as CDS. Just as the Government by process of...
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A few traditional ceremonies have an old-world charm associated with them. It’s not advisable to tinker with these for enhanced visual appeal Nobody will deny that the 1,000 drones-empowered son et lumiere was a resounding spectacle to showcase the nation’s atma nirbharta programmes and technological triumphs. But its timing, coupling it...
The ‘othering’ of Indian soldiers in colonial times was the biggest disservice to the collective memory of the armed forces; it must be rectified now In his book Surrender at Dacca: Birth of a Nation, Lt Gen JFR Jacob utilised one page to state: “The rifle and helmet that forms the...
Dotted with four unmissable landmarks — the Madras Regimental Centre, DSSC, Wellington Gymkhana Club and Stavka, it is steeped in rich history Wellington (in the Nilgiris, not New Zealand) derives its name from the famous Duke who earned his spurs in campaigns he fought in India. The place has four unmissable...