CHANDIGARH: “All the weak and undeveloped minds in every religion or country have only one way of loving their own ideal, i.e. by hating every other ideal.”

– Swami Vivekananda
(Spoken a .. Read More

LT GENERAL VIJAY OBEROI

2016: WHAT A WASTED YEAR FOR THE INDIAN ARMY

LT GENERAL VIJAY OBEROI

CHANDIGARH: For the Indian Army, 2016 had not started well and thereafter, instead of steadfastness and improvements, it lurched from one crisis to another.

These were largely not of the army’s doing, but we... Read More

LONG LIVE THE ARMY CHIEF, BUT WITH A CAVEAT

LT GENERAL VIJAY OBEROI

NEW DELHI: Five days have passed since the government announced the appointment of the next Army Chief, by-passing two Cs-in-C in the process. The ire of the nation; the serving and retired community of the armed forces; the intel... Read More

'LANGAR GUPS' ARE USUALLY CORRECT!

LT GENERAL VIJAY OBEROI

CHANDIGARH: For the uninitiated, ‘Langar Gups’ are rumours in the army that emanate from Messes, where uniformed persons gather and discuss issues pertaining to the military in general and the army in particul... Read More

PATHANKOT: MURKIER AND MURKIER

LT GENERAL VIJAY OBEROI

CHANDIGARH: It is nearly three months since terrorists from Pakistan attacked the important and forward air base of the Indian Air Force at Pathankot.

Despite advance intelligence and warnings our redoubtable Nati... Read More

JAT STIR: ARMY DID NOT FAIL THE PEOPLE, BUT HAS THE GOVERNMENT MET ALL ASPIRATIONS?

LT GENERAL VIJAY OBEROI

CHANDIGARH: The Pro-reservation agitation of the Jats is now almost over. Blame and cover-up has already started, but unless we learn lessons and implement them in future, this will continue to be repeated. While the agitation las... Read More

OROP: THE END GAME

LT GENERAL VIJAY OBEROI

CHANDIGARH: Reams have been written and published about OROP and news channels have never had it so good as this is now a perennial topic of discussions, interviews, bytes and of course action photographs! Yet, the OROP eludes the... Read More

THUS SPAKE DEFENCE MINISTER PARRIKAR (AS DID OTHERS BEFORE HIM)

LT GENERAL VIJAY OBEROI

CHANDIGARH: Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar is a highly articulate minister. The words of wisdom he dishes out at great speed remind one of modern machine guns that spew bullets at rapid rates. Unlike machine guns though, which... Read More

ONE RANK ONE PENSION: A SERIES OF BROKEN PROMISES

LT GENERAL VIJAY OBEROI

CHANDIGARH: One was always under the impression that promises are broken only in love affairs and matrimonial alliances, and governments do not usually break promises, especially when these are given solemnly and especially to the... Read More

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