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 

Power games in Nepal

Power games in Nepal

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 | Ashok K Mehta

The new political map and a road to Lipulekh have sown fresh seeds of discord whose principal beneficiary is Beijing. Nimbleness was needed from New Delhi in defusing the crisis Already riding high, China has used the Corona pandemic to extend its political influence in Nepal. Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke...

Mixed bag of achievements

Mixed bag of achievements

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 | Ashok K Mehta

The Modi Government must be complimented for taking hefty decisions on the defence front. Yet, the truth is that its focus has been on symbolism and politicising the military The format of the Republic Day parade is still evolving in finding the right balance between displaying military prowess, cultural heritage, technological...

Take the bull by the horns

Take the bull by the horns

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 | Ashok K Mehta

The architecture under which the newly-appointed CDS has been placed and the charter given to him is commendable, provided the system lets him do his work As the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Bipin Rawat has hit the ground running. He has been tasked with — or is expected...

Arrest the widening gulf

Arrest the widening gulf

Wednesday, 01 January 2020 | Ashok K Mehta

2019 is ending on a sombre note — the economy is in a shambles and the nation is polarised as never before. The Modi-Shah duo must discard its Hindutva projects for a better year ahead Looking back at 2019, the defining image of the year captured by The Indian Express was...

Sunday Edition

A summit feat

31 May 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘I have always been a drama queen’

31 May 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

The strongest coffee is here

31 May 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

FOR MANGOLICIOUS CRAVINGS

31 May 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

US Presidential poll in times of Covid

31 May 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Maoist mayhem under new leadership

31 May 2020 | Anshuman Behera | Agenda