V. Mahalingam

Brig. (Retd.) V. Mahalingam is a security affairs analyst.

Daulat Beg Oldie Standoff: An Assessment

May 22, 2013

The culmination of the unprovoked Chinese intrusion in the Depsang Sector of Ladakh is a breather and a warning to India. It is a breather because it saves the country the embarrassment of justifying its inaction in dealing with the intrusion. Warning because, it gives yet another chance to set right the existing short comings in border management and deficiencies in the defence operational capabilities.

Role of Military Culture and Traditions in Building Ethics, Morals and Combat Effectiveness in Fighting Units

April 2013

Developing culture and traditions is one of the pragmatic ways of breeding ethics and moral standards in the military.

Countering Terrorism: The Way Forward

March 3, 2013

A National Counter Terrorism Head needs to be established with the single point authority for all CT activity and with authorization to muster all resources within the country. The authority vested in him will be matched by his accountability to every terrorist strike.

Creating a Diplomatic Security Force: The need to go beyond cosmetic exercises

February 18, 2013

The government should instead aim to create a single Security Group consisting of a training establishment specializing in security issues and a number of units to meet different areas of security as per the requirement.

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