Bhopinder Singh

Bhopinder Singh

Checkmate by the ‘Neutrals’ in Pak

Checkmate by the ‘Neutrals’ in Pak

Thursday, 26 May 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

No one in Pakistan has any doubt over the long, deep and dirty hands of the Pakistani military, called the ‘establishment’, in all sovereign decisions The Pakistani Army’s complicated relationship with democracy started with its first native chief, Gen Ayub Khan. Ayub’s selection baptised the ‘institution’ with the political culture of...

There are leaders who just cut and run

There are leaders who just cut and run

Wednesday, 09 March 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

Unlike Afghan ex-President Ashraf Ghani, Ukrainian President Zelenskiy is fighting back though he too is up against a formidable enemy in Putin American bravado insists, ‘Marines don’t cut and run’ — but they were virtually made to, very recently in Afghanistan. They left rather unceremoniously at night, unannounced and after putting...

Unhinged Generals of Rawalpindi GHQ

Unhinged Generals of Rawalpindi GHQ

Monday, 28 February 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

These amoral, compromised and dishonourable leaders institutionalised doublespeak and double-dealing that afflicts Pakistan to date Initially, the Pakistan Army’s motto used to be ‘Ittehad, Yaqeen aur Tanzeem’ (Unity, Faith and Discipline) — insisting on functional attributes that reside in any militaristic framework. The forced takeover by General Zia-ul-Haq in 1977 (ironically...

Lessons for India in Ukraine crisis

Lessons for India in Ukraine crisis

Friday, 18 February 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

 Ukraine has been a trial balloon for global geopolitics, and Delhi needs to make copious notes and derive its own lessons from the ongoing saga February 16 was the much-bandied date of Russian invasion into Ukraine, and as the hair-triggering day passed without an attack by the estimated 1,30,000 Russian troops...

When ‘industry’ wins over national pride

When ‘industry’ wins over national pride

Saturday, 12 February 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

When a democratic country takes a moral or sovereign stand against an authoritarian regime, very often its own trade engines apply the brakes The overlapping realm of the European Union (EU) and military alliance of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (21 of the 27 EU States are common) remains undecided on taking...

‘Sportswashing’ by China on thin ice

‘Sportswashing’ by China on thin ice

Thursday, 03 February 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

Despite its poor human rights record, China is trying hard to project that its world standing is unaffected and that the Games will be a success China is well versed with the politics and symbolism associated with boycotts in sporting events, such as Olympics. In the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake...

It all boils down to appetite for conflict

It all boils down to appetite for conflict

Thursday, 27 January 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

A tired ‘Free World’, noticeably the US, is no match for autocratic regimes like China and Russia that are not answerable to anyone for their amoral acts Irrespective of the governmental spine, the popular mood in Australia sums up the awkward conundrum: There is simply no appetite for conflict with China....

The Ummah and its Israeli connect

The Ummah and its Israeli connect

Thursday, 20 January 2022 | Bhopinder Singh

The ever-present shadow of Israel looms large over the goings-on in the Islamic world, sometimes for real and at other times only in imagination Fixation with Israel haunts the Ummah (pan-Islamic community), sometimes credibly so, other times imagined rather creatively. Even the distant, multicultural and multi-confessional (with Muslim majority) Malaysia insists...

State Editions

3 held as gang inspired by ‘Fast and Furious' busted

28 May 2022 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

DU, St Stephen’s standoff continues

28 May 2022 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

CM meets LG, both pledge to work together

28 May 2022 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Gupta, Bagga refuse to contest Rajinder Nagar by-election

28 May 2022 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Delhi Govt to redevelop 12 roads

28 May 2022 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sunday Edition

GyanVapi to set the new course of Indian politics

22 May 2022 | Shivji Sarkar | Agenda

A nursery of military leadership

22 May 2022 | Pioneer | Agenda

Short stories with big messages

22 May 2022 | Navin Upadhyay | Agenda

Never a bystander: Indian Railways in Transition

22 May 2022 | Deepak Jha | Agenda

Regional parties, Hindi & Hindutva

22 May 2022 | Rahul Jayaram | Agenda

Astroturf | Shape your destiny through conscious efforts

22 May 2022 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda