India’s armed forces are apolitical. Ensure that they remain so

By Hindustan Times

A flurry of media articles has appeared on whether the Indian armed forces are being politicised due to the pattern of recent tasking and utilisation, promotions in the higher echelons of the officer cadre, and some activities that may not conform to their secular ethos. As a veteran, commissioned in 1976, I have seen the changes in the positioning of the uniformed man (and woman) vis a vis civil society. This piece analyses three strains that one can discern. Read More

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