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Archana Masih

Archana Masih frequently contributes military features to Rediff.com. You can read some of her features in the related links alongside. You can e-mail the author at archana_masih@rediffmail.com

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'Taiwan has always been a target of intimidation by China'

'Taiwan has always been a target of intimidation by China'

Rediff.com5 Aug 2022

'If the situation deteriorates and there is further escalation, the USA is in preparedness.'

School's Final Goodbye To Warrior Student

School's Final Goodbye To Warrior Student

Rediff.com3 Aug 2022

Flight Lieutenant Adivitiya Bal was killed in the line of duty along with Wing Commander Mohit Rana in last week's MiG-21 crash in Barmer. His school in Nagrota, Jammu, gave a final salute to a worthy ex-student.

The Pillar That Inspires India

The Pillar That Inspires India

Rediff.com1 Aug 2022

The Ashokan Pillar in Kolhua, Bihar, is one of India's best maintained historical sites.

A Son's Pilgrimage For A Warrior Father

A Son's Pilgrimage For A Warrior Father

Rediff.com28 Jul 2022

Hriiyio was only 6 months old when his father, a soldier in the 1 Naga Battalion met a warrior's death in Drass.

The Soldier Who Became An Icon

The Soldier Who Became An Icon

Rediff.com26 Jul 2022

'...Cliffy with utter disregard to his personal safety, charged through the fire zone, closed in on the enemy, threw hand grenades inside their bunkers and killed six enemy soldiers!' '...He was hit by a volley of bullets. Even before breathing his last, Cliffy killed a Pakistani soldier in hand-to-hand combat...' Captain Keishing Clifford Nongrum, who was just 24, received the Mahavir Chakra posthumously for his superhuman act of valour in the Kargil War just 18 months after he joined the Indian Army. Archana Masih/Rediff.com remembers one of India's Bravest Of The Brave as the nation salutes the 527 soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice for the Motherland on Vijay Diwas.

'We don't believe in Wickremesinghe'

'We don't believe in Wickremesinghe'

Rediff.com22 Jul 2022

'If Ranil Wickremesinghe starts repressing and suppressing the protesters who represent the people, that will pose a danger for him to continue in office.'

'Ranil's views are same as Rajapaksas'

'Ranil's views are same as Rajapaksas'

Rediff.com21 Jul 2022

'While parliament has elected him, the people are demanding that he goes home.'

'The evil has not left our system yet'

'The evil has not left our system yet'

Rediff.com20 Jul 2022

'We don't have a plan for the crisis at all. The uncertainty will continue.'

'People in power are fearful of the protestors'

'People in power are fearful of the protestors'

Rediff.com18 Jul 2022

'No one in Sri Lanka could afford to stay at home, everyone came onto the street.'

'Rajapaksa didn't trust India, tilted towards China'

'Rajapaksa didn't trust India, tilted towards China'

Rediff.com15 Jul 2022

'A fragile Sri Lanka will have a serious impact on the security of India.'

'It was not a mob. It was a revolution'

'It was not a mob. It was a revolution'

Rediff.com15 Jul 2022

'This is a historical moment in the political history of Sri Lanka.' 'You can see the amount of pressure that is coming from the people because nobody addressed the policy blunders, multiple corruption charges and huge scandals.'

'No one knows who is going to be in charge'

'No one knows who is going to be in charge'

Rediff.com13 Jul 2022

'The worry among many international actors is whether there will be stability to provide assistance to the government because the political developments in the last few months are a real concern.'

'Rajapaksa will try everything to hold on to power'

'Rajapaksa will try everything to hold on to power'

Rediff.com13 Jul 2022

'The fact that he hasn't resigned so far shows that he is going to do everything to hold onto power.'

'Gotabaya Rajapaksa may not resign'

'Gotabaya Rajapaksa may not resign'

Rediff.com12 Jul 2022

'There is fear that the president and prime minister are dragging their feet and won't resign.'

Kargil's Forgotten Hero

Kargil's Forgotten Hero

Rediff.com8 Jul 2022

'Sepoy K Ashuli displayed nerves of steel, exemplary courage, fearlessness under enemy fire, unparalleled devotion to duty and camaraderie of the highest order in keeping with the finest traditions of the Indian Army.'

Tribal President: 'Don't Expect Magic'

Tribal President: 'Don't Expect Magic'

Rediff.com4 Jul 2022

'It will be wrong to raise the expectations of tribals because of a tribal President. 'Tribal issues have not been resolved for 150 years.'

'A tribal President will be a great showpiece internationally'

'A tribal President will be a great showpiece internationally'

Rediff.com4 Jul 2022

'But will there be matching action as far as tribals are concerned on the ground?'

Those Who Could Not Be Rashtrapati

Those Who Could Not Be Rashtrapati

Rediff.com24 Jun 2022

Two women candidates; Lok Sabha Speakers; Chief Justices; A Chief Election Commissioner; drafters of the Constitution; the RBI's first Indian governor; a farm leader who unsuccessfully contested four times; an iconic Bharata Natyam dancer...

The Many Firsts Of Droupadi Murmu

The Many Firsts Of Droupadi Murmu

Rediff.com22 Jun 2022

When elected on July 18 -- which is almost a certainty, given the NDA's numbers in the electoral college -- Droupadi Murmu will be the first President born after Independence.

'Military is no place for hooligans and arsonists'

'Military is no place for hooligans and arsonists'

Rediff.com17 Jun 2022

'Individuals who have participated in violence and arson should be identified and not be recruited.'

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