Bhopinder Singh

Bhopinder Singh

An unevolved legacy

An unevolved legacy

Thursday, 30 July 2020 | Bhopinder Singh

The vibrancy, sleaze and palace intrigues of Indian democracy mirror its progenitor model in Great Britain but it still lacks the latter’s accountability, honesty and professionalism As the intrigues, twists and moral dilemmas of Indian politics ensue, the brilliant but controversial enfant terrible of British politics, Winston Churchill’s truism about democracy...

Maintain the fine line

Maintain the fine line

Monday, 04 May 2020 | Bhopinder Singh

The requisitioning of the armed forces in Corona operations is premature and not in consonance with the principle of last resort. It may endanger the fighting ability of the sword arm As the “sword arm” of the nation, the armed forces are the ultimate arbiters of national sovereignty and security. Constitutional...

An asymmetric threat

An asymmetric threat

Saturday, 25 April 2020 | Bhopinder Singh

The havoc wrought by the spread of Coronavirus has raised concerns over bioweapons but the real fear is more from the domain of reckless terrorists accessing them Security doctrines and threat perceptions are constantly evolving and it invariably takes a deliberate or an inadvertent incident/accident to widen the scope of the...

Inclusivity in our time

Inclusivity in our time

Friday, 17 April 2020 | Bhopinder Singh

When the Corona crisis has blown the lid over assorted religious televangelists and godmen, who claimed to have a panacea for all ills, there are communities that have set examples The Coronavirus crisis has inadvertently blown the lid over assorted religious televangelists, godmen and “cure-all” religious leaders, who claimed to have...

Risking the sacred covenant

Risking the sacred covenant

Monday, 06 April 2020 | Bhopinder Singh

Even if the initial downplaying and non-evacuation of the Coronavirus-ridden USS Theodore Roosevelt was a practical necessity, the US naval leadership did not handle it properly A cruel irony plays out as the powerful Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt, succumbs precariously to what the US President had cuttingly called...

Friendship in trouble

Friendship in trouble

Monday, 30 March 2020 | Bhopinder Singh

If COVID-19 does stall/delay Chinese ‘aid’ to Pakistan, which is heavily dependent on it, the latter could be saddled with incomplete projects and unsustainable interest payments As the inevitability and magnitude of the impact COVID-19 would have on global economies sinks in, with estimates worsening day by day, there is no...

Milking the men in uniform

Milking the men in uniform

Thursday, 19 March 2020 | Bhopinder Singh

The global wave of uber nationalistic politics has accelerated exclusivism, polarisation and divides that are normally an anathema to the inclusive and apolitical moorings of a soldier In participative democracies, the principle of civilian supremacy over the military is both mandated and essential. In democracies like the US and India, which...

A re-run of past follies

A re-run of past follies

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 | Bhopinder Singh

Not learning from past mistakes, when it had to return to Afghanistan in 2001 to take on its own Frankenstein monster, the Taliban, the US has again signed a peace pact with it Reporting from the Afghan frontlines, 22-year-old cavalry officer and war correspondent Winston Churchill had talked about the bravery...

Sunday Edition

REal estate in the times of Corona

09 August 2020 | Sush Clays | Agenda

Astroturf | Know self for a better future

09 August 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Tackling Covid in the capital

09 August 2020 | Miniya Chatterji | Agenda

Best to redefine your career goals

09 August 2020 | Karan Verma | Agenda

India no more ‘soft state’ under Modi’s leadership

09 August 2020 | KK SRIVASTAVA | Agenda

'I'm a storyteller, medium doesn't matter'

09 August 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer