Sushant Singh

US team of experts in Delhi to discuss key military agreement
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

The US had granted India the status of a ‘Major Defence Partner’ in 2016 but no tangible benefits on military technology front have come to New Delhi so far.

Forces showed restraint, terrorists didn’t… J-K ceasefire over: Government
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

BJP sources indicated that the party’s senior leadership at the Centre and in J&K did not see “encouraging signs” on the ground to extend the ceasefire, especially with security forces preparing to sanitise the routes for the Amarnath Yatra.

India seeks answers as Seychelles backs out of military base
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Faure is scheduled to come to India around June 25 on a State visit to India. According to the Seychelles News Agency, the President also said that the military base issue would not be up for discussion in the meeting he holds with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his trip.

Terms of Engagement
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

The US’s relationship with the subcontinent and the crucial role played in it by the intersection of culture, ideology and power

How the row over closing cantonment roads began, what it suggests
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

The major objection to the opening of roads is related to the security of military installations and families of Army personnel staying inside the cantonments.

Pakistan’s Terror Central
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Since 2014, the Pakistan Army has conducted a sustained campaign against militant hideouts in North Waziristan and the larger FATA region on the country’s western border with Afghanistan, setting off a massive humanitarian crisis. Now, as Pakistan rebuilds the region, The Indian Express travels to North Waziristan, where Pakistan displays its shiny, new infrastructure. But where are the people?

Army consulted extensively on opening of cantt roads: Nirmala Sitharaman
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

Refusing to give any indication about its extension post-Ramzan, Sitharaman said, “We honour the ceasefire. We have been given room to hit back when there is unprovoked attack."

Four years of Modi govt — National Security: Right noises but funds constraint
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

Procurement process has been a focus, reforms include Defence Planning Committee. The defence budget as a percentage of GDP fell to 1.47, lower than the levels seen in 1962.

True Lies and Spies
Sat, Jun 02, 2018

The book in the eye of a storm, The Spy Chronicles has created sharp divisions in the ranks of stakeholders in the subcontinent

India-Pak thaw: Both agree to follow ceasefire on LoC in letter and spirit
Wed, May 30, 2018

This reiteration of ceasefire on the LoC follows Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s “ceasefire” announcement on May 16 that security forces will terminate all offensive operations in Kashmir during the month of Ramzan.

Order to open Cantonment roads to public came after pleas from MPs
Sun, May 27, 2018

The Army asked for certain roads in four cantonments — Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar, Satwari road at Jammu, Cannanore Cantonment and Delhi Cantonment - to be exempt from the order due to security reasons.

In bilateral chill, small steps towards thaw, says Indian envoy to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria
Tue, May 22, 2018

“Whether it should be a grand reconciliation or small steps, we have to take the first steps. That will take us forward,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, DG ISPR and spokesperson for Pakistan military told a group of visiting South Asian journalists in Islamabad recently.

Ajit Doval hasn’t changed policy, just more hardline, says ISI ex-chief General Asad Durrani
Mon, May 21, 2018

Dulat, however, argues about "his colleague and good friend" and "Modi's henchman" Doval that "As far as his capabilities go, he's one of our outstanding operational guys. He's a field man."

Pakistan sees a new ‘Badshah Khan’ as Pashtun hero takes on army
Mon, May 21, 2018

Pakistan has more than 35 million Pashtuns, the second-largest group among the country’s population of nearly 210 million.

Once ‘terror central’, Pak Army showcases its counter-terror ‘success’ with fancy infra amidst rubble in North Waziristan
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Known as “terror central”, Miranshah was, until a few years ago, a safe haven for some of the most dreaded terror groups in the region: the Haqqani Network, East Turkestan Islamic Movement and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

No problems if Lashkar’s Hafiz Saeed joins politics: Pak Army
Thu, May 17, 2018

Speaking to The Indian Express on the sidelines of an interaction with participants of South Asia Media Conference, Major Gen Ghafoor said that there were more than 200 political parties in Pak and about 160 of them hadn’t won a single seat in Parliament.

Hafiz Saeed is Pak citizen…can join politics if eligible, says Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, DG ISPR of Pakistan
Thu, May 17, 2018

Major General Ghafoor spoke to the Indian Express in Islamabad on the sidelines of an interaction with media representatives from South Asian countries.

Lessons From Nehru, Cariappa
Thu, May 10, 2018

Civil-military relations are delicately poised. Keep them away from electoral battles

Andaman & Nicobar Command set to get IAF fighter base
Wed, May 09, 2018

Sources in the Ministry of Defence told The Indian Express that air bases in Car Nicobar and Campbell Bay have been identified as possible bases to station the IAF fighters.

What lay behind Thimayya-govt friction?
Mon, May 07, 2018

The General disagreed with Defence Minister Krishna Menon and Nehru over matters of policy, strategy.