Pulwama terror attack aftermath: Indian Armed Forces must reexamine state of readiness, move on from 60s mindset


Every Indian worth his or her salt will light a candle in memory of those who died in the Pulwama attack. If not on the window sill, certainly in their hearts.

And as India mourns and the government flexes its muscles and hundreds of next of kin soak in grief and loss, it is time for us as a nation to look upon our military as saviours and wake up to the fact that the enemy is at the gate.

The first step that has to be taken is obvious, making observations and statements in the aftermath: easy to say and do, but still valid in the contention that by now we should have been able to create a blue book on how to preempt such an attack. And followed it.

You do not have to be a military tactician to project scenarios that ensure safety and security in the defence of our troops. Read More

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