A news brief by India TV on 17th October reported that Lt Gen Taranjit Singh has been appointed the new Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations) i.e. “DCIDS (Ops)” at Integrated Defence Staff Headquarters (HQ IDS). Short History of HQ IDS HQ IDS, established in November 2001, is equivalent to its Pakistani counterpart, the Joint Staff Headquarters (JSHQ). The head of HQ IDS is Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee
Since the abrogation of Articles 370/35-A by the BJP government in India, a certain batch of hyper-nationalist Twitter handles have been observed posting misleading disinformation against Pakistan. The support which these selected accounts receive is not limited to the general populace. In fact, several public figures have been observed interacting with them. While a plethora of such accounts exist, focused investigations have enabled shortlisting of only those accounts which have
The recent wave of uncertainty and intimidation in Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government should not come as a surprise. The deployment of thousands of troops, house arrest of prominent Kashmiri politicians and abrupt area-wise shutdown of Internet services may suggest preparations for war. Perhaps more so when viewed in the context of field testing the concept of Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) for swift proactive offensive
Military officers around the world hold varied opinions on individuals, organizations and incidents which they take a particular interest in. It is natural for their views to come from a preset institutional perspective, often accompanied with bias and sharp criticism. But what happens when some of these senior commanders make controversial statements which do nothing except promote further misunderstandings and hate? We recently saw Britain’s Chief of Defence Staff General
For its immediate neighbours India is not as shinning as it is to the world. It is vicious, expansionist and nothing less than a fascist Mussolini Italian state or a Hitler’s Nazi Germany, with only slight difference of having policies complemented by an ambitiously and tactfully driven international diplomacy. India’s highly magnified bitterness towards Pakistan may not be enough to define that country’s neighbourhood relations as it is encircled by
Colonel Kirit K. Nair is an in-service (serving) officer in the Indian Army. He was commissioned to 1 Sikh Light Infantry in March 1992. He has served extensively in Counter Insurgency (COIN) operations in occupied Jammu & Kashmir and Assam. He is currently on Study Leave for a post graduate degree program. In early 2015, Nair published a paper for Indian Army’s Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) titled ‘India’s
Time and again, the Indian establishment creates a stir in the media by pressing Pakistan on the extradition of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Hafiz Saeed and other members of Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) who it believes are responsible for the tragic 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Without an iota of tangible evidence to support its claim, India further alleges that Pakistan’s premier spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) provided finance and logistical support to JuD members.