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Cary Grant of the East

How can anybody write an ‘objective’ obituary about someone who has been a lifelong crush? I was...

By Shobhaa De | December 17, 2017
Gen Bikram Singh

Gen Bikram Singh

General Singh is former chief of Army staff. He has commanded Srinagar-based 15 Corps and has also served as deputy force commander of a multi-nation UN Peace Keeping Mission in Congo and as UN Observer in Nicaragua and El Salvador during the early 90s.


  • A national security strategy is overdue

    A national security strategy is overdue

    By Gen Bikram Singh | May 21, 2017

    All recognised great powers like the United States, Russia and China have well articulated national security strategies for effectively pursuing, protecting and promoting their...

  • Judge him fairly

    Judge him fairly

    By Gen Bikram Singh | May 07, 2017

    On receiving an SOS from the ITBP protection party—which along with the election duty staff had been surrounded by an irate stone-pelting mob in Budgam district of J&K on...

  • Terrorism and civil liberties

    Terrorism and civil liberties

    By Gen Bikram Singh | April 23, 2017

    There is a hue and cry every time restrictions are imposed either on the data services—both fixed line and mobile—or on the movement of locals and resources in J&K. While the...

  • A bolder, balanced approach

    A bolder, balanced approach

    By Gen Bikram Singh | April 09, 2017

    China has always objected to the Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang, besides habitually protesting against all visits by high ranking Indian leaders and foreign dignitaries to...

  • Guns and the youth

    Guns and the youth

    By Gen Bikram Singh | March 26, 2017

    Every killing of a young terrorist raises a question on what inspires the youth to develop an inclination for violence, which makes them ruthlessly destructive and bloodthirsty....

  • Pak’s ‘Hafiz Saeed drama’

    Pak’s ‘Hafiz Saeed drama’

    By Gen Bikram Singh | March 12, 2017

    Three days after Trump signed the controversial executive order banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US, Pakistan swung into action and placed...

  • Trump’s unique leadership style

    Trump’s unique leadership style

    By Gen Bikram Singh | February 26, 2017

    Donald Trump’s unconventional and unpredictable approach to foreign policy, national security and domestic issues coupled with his overbearing style and unsavoury commentary, has...

  • Reviving counterterrorism ops

    Reviving counterterrorism ops

    By Gen Bikram Singh | February 12, 2017

    During the swearing-in ceremony, US President Donald Trump, in keeping with his electioneering pledges, declared the intent to eradicate radical Islamic terrorism from the face...

  • Crystal-gazing: security challenges

    Crystal-gazing: security challenges

    By Gen Bikram Singh | January 29, 2017

    The security environment in 2017 will continue to be marked by the same challenges as the previous year, albeit with some changed contours. Various technology-centric trends and...

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