Guest Column

Gen Bikram Singh

Gen Bikram Singh

General Singh is former chief of Army staff. He has commanded Srinagar-based 15 Corps and has also served as deputy force commander of a multi-nation UN Peace Keeping Mission in Congo and as UN Observer in Nicaragua and El Salvador during the early 90s.


A national security strategy is overdue

All recognised great powers like the United States, Russia and China have well articulated national...

By Gen Bikram Singh May 21, 2017

Judge him fairly

On receiving an SOS from the ITBP protection party—which along with the election duty staff had been...

By Gen Bikram Singh May 07, 2017

Terrorism and civil liberties

There is a hue and cry every time restrictions are imposed either on the data services—both fixed line...

By Gen Bikram Singh April 23, 2017

A bolder, balanced approach

China has always objected to the Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang, besides habitually protesting against...

By Gen Bikram Singh April 09, 2017

Guns and the youth

Every killing of a young terrorist raises a question on what inspires the youth to develop an...

By Gen Bikram Singh March 26, 2017

Pak’s ‘Hafiz Saeed drama’

Three days after Trump signed the controversial executive order banning people from seven...

By Gen Bikram Singh March 12, 2017

Trump’s unique leadership style

Donald Trump’s unconventional and unpredictable approach to foreign policy, national security and...

By Gen Bikram Singh February 26, 2017

Reviving counterterrorism ops

During the swearing-in ceremony, US President Donald Trump, in keeping with his electioneering pledges,...

By Gen Bikram Singh February 12, 2017

Crystal-gazing: security challenges

The security environment in 2017 will continue to be marked by the same challenges as the previous...

By Gen Bikram Singh January 29, 2017

Tough lessons

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed high levels of violence in 2016. According to the Institute for Conflict...

By Gen Bikram Singh January 15, 2017

Challenges for the next Army Chief

Lt Gen Bipin Rawat’s selection as the next Chief of the Indian Army has once again got the Army...

By Gen Bikram Singh January 01, 2017

Hallucinating a coup

During my command of the eastern army from April 2010 to May 2012, I had the opportunity to interact...

By Gen Bikram Singh December 18, 2016

Tweak the nuclear doctrine

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s remarks on the ‘no-first-use’ clause in our nuclear doctrine...

By Gen Bikram Singh December 04, 2016

India-China border ‘face-offs’

The recent face-off between the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army at Demchok, a...

By Gen Bikram Singh November 20, 2016

Iron fist with a velvet glove

During her address at the Police Commemoration Day on October 21, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister...

By Gen Bikram Singh November 06, 2016
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