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Manvendra Singh


The writer is a former MP from Rajasthan

Navy vs MoD: Mud flies thick & fast
Thu, Dec 17, 1998

New Delhi, Dec 16: Even as the Delhi High Court determined that, `it is evident that comparative merit is neither the requirement nor per...

At stake is the life of the nation
Tue, Dec 15, 1998

An overwhelming presence of one faith, tribe, and clan in the officer cadre and amongst the troops makes for one of the conditions that i...

Govt in fix over military postings
Sun, Dec 13, 1998

NEW DELHI, DEC 12: The Government is caught in a mess over senior appointments to the armed forces. Not only has it violated its own regu...

CAG catches MoD diverting welfare funds
Sat, Dec 12, 1998

NEW DELHI, DEC 11: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been caught with its hand in the till, so to say, and the Comptroller and Auditor Ge...

CAG catches MoD diverting troops’ welfare funds
Fri, Dec 11, 1998

NEW DELHI, DEC 11: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been caught with its hand in the till, so to say, and the Comptroller and Auditor Ge...

Navy, bureaucracy face off over senior postings
Thu, Dec 03, 1998

NEW DELHI, Dec 2: On Friday, India will mark Navy Week but this time against the backdrop of a major rift between senior service officers...

UN’s point man in Kashmir has skeletons in his closet
Wed, Nov 18, 1998

NEW DELHI, NOV 17: For years, he has been the head of the United Nations team in Kashmir, accepting reports of alleged human rights violatio...

The guile to fight a guerilla
Tue, Nov 17, 1998

`Wars of subversion are won and lost in the minds,' to paraphrase the timeless words of Frank Kitson, by far the greatest military writer on...

Clashes among J&K ultras increase
Sun, Nov 15, 1998

NEW DELHI, Nov 14: Militancy in Jammu and Kashmir has been transformed largely into a series of foreign militant-dominated inter-group clash...

Indo-Pak rift over oil-rich Sir Creek
Mon, Nov 09, 1998

New Delhi, Nov 8: The changing effect of sea tides has already caused one military action, and now it is the lucre of plenteous yields of oi...

Pakistan rejects cease-fire offer
Sat, Nov 07, 1998

NEW DELHI, Nov 6: On a day when Islamabad rediscovered the Shimla Agreement, lost a bunker and a cookhouse in the southern sector of the Sia...

Problem of direction in Indo-Pak dialogue
Thu, Nov 05, 1998

New Delhi, Nov 4: ``North'' carries a different meaning in India than it does in Pakistan and it is this differing interpretation of a simpl...

Of tanks, planes and the officers
Tue, Oct 20, 1998

There are some striking similarities between the officers of the Armoured Corps and their counterparts in the fighter pilots stream of th...

For spares, Air Force looks to private sector
Sat, Oct 17, 1998

NEW DELHI, OCT 16: Rubber seals, electronics, metals and materials, the list of shortages in the Air Force is a lengthening one. And the ...

Choppy waters, again, for swadeshi aircraft carrier
Thu, Sep 03, 1998

New Delhi, Sept 2: Just when it seemed fair weather sailing ahead, the indigenous Air Defence (AD) Ship programme has run into trouble an...

The perennially moaning elite
Tue, Aug 25, 1998

Squeamishness of the Indian mind to identify, and realise, as to what constitutes the parameters of national security concerns and intere...

Osama bin Laden also responsible for massacres in India
Sun, Aug 23, 1998

NEW DELHI, Aug 22: As the bodies of Pakistanis killed in the United States air strikes are brought back to their native land for burial, ...

Pakistan helped facilitate US air strikes
Sat, Aug 22, 1998

New Delhi, August 21: The United States is also believed to have used combat aircraft in its attack on the bases of the godfather of terr...

Taliban gains bode ill for India, Pak
Tue, Aug 18, 1998

NEW DELHI, Aug 17: India's indifference during the early 1990s to its natural, and permanent, interests in Afghanistan are now coming bac...

Pakistan ready to produce plutonium
Mon, Aug 03, 1998

NEW DELHI, Aug 2: Pakistan's transition to a plutonium producing nuclear weapons state is soon to become a reality with its controversial...

India’s dilemma — CTBT vs ignorance
Tue, Jul 28, 1998

India has at least two generations of its citizenry brought up on that baloney called Nehruvian socialism. Its near terminal effects on I...

US-Pak talks not as rosy as made out, says Nation
Sat, Jul 25, 1998

NEW DELHI, July 24: The Strobe Talbott-led delegation told their Pakistani interlocutors, in no uncertain terms, that any linkage between...

Cavalry units to join in fight against Kashmir militants
Wed, Jul 22, 1998

NEW DELHI, July 21: In the most far-reaching decision it has taken in 40 years of counter-insurgency operations (CI-OPS), the Army is to ...

Indigenous aircraft carrier gets nod
Sat, Jul 18, 1998

NEW DELHI, July 17: After delays of more than a decade, India is finally on course to constructing an indigenous aircraft carrier. The Mi...

Pak’s next missile could be the missing Chinese M-9
Thu, Jul 09, 1998

NEW DELHI, July 8: Pakistan's next missile test is likely to be that of a Chinese M-9 equivalent. Islamabad is reported to have been in poss...