Ravi Rikhye
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The writer has 45 years of experience in South Asian military affairs.

POLITICS

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What to do when India can't afford a war, Pakistan doesn't want peace

In a nutshell: we have no interest requiring us to risk a massive conflict with Islamabad.

HUMOUR

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India has messed up a crucial aircraft purchase for a silly reason

The country's defence is going down the tubes and you’re worried about chipped nailpolish?

POLITICS

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Modi's Balochistan remark was rather pointless

There is only one long-term solution to the Kashmir problem: war to recover PoK and to evict the Chinese from Ladakh.

POLITICS

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Was Indira Gandhi's cabinet rigged by a mole during 1971 War?

Although CIA cables prove there was one, the information cannot be considered authentic.

POLITICS

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China derails India, chugs ahead with Tibet rail lines

The military implication of these railways is obvious and ominous.

POLITICS

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IAF should stop cribbing about LCA Tejas

The fighter aircraft may not be the best, but is the best we can afford.

MONEY

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Budget 2016 is a total disaster

The government has chosen to give priority to everything except defence.

POLITICS

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Why US supplying F-16s to Pakistan is not the real threat to IAF

It is past time to simply dismiss the neighbour and understand that even a little damage we bring upon ourselves is entirely our fault.

POLITICS

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Can the government dare to punish anti-nationals in Kashmir?

It is cowardly in the extreme to pick on hapless students in JNU and not touch those in the Valley because the government fears insurrection.

POLITICS

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Modi sarkar's $51-bn defence budget is not good enough for India's security

Previous governments left the military crippled, while now it's been given a half-metre tall crutch.