Colonel Anil A Athale (Retd)

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Why West Opposes Strong Leader Like Modi

Why West Opposes Strong Leader Like Modi

Rediff.com9 Jun 2024

'The West has always opposed a strong nationalist leader in India and Narendra Modi is no exception.' 'The West prefers weak leaders who are amenable to Western pressure and Mr Modi's independent stance is not to the liking of the West,' asserts Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Is The World Spinning Out Of Control?

Is The World Spinning Out Of Control?

Rediff.com30 May 2024

The current instability in the world is a result of long term systemic and socio-politico problems, points out Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

How India Almost Gave Away Parts Of J&K To Pakistan

How India Almost Gave Away Parts Of J&K To Pakistan

Rediff.com8 Apr 2024

India agreed to give up the Poonch salient as well as Uri. To the north India also proposed to give up land in the Gurez sector giving the entire Neelam/Kinshanganga valley to Pakistan. In return India sought control of the post dominating Kargil town, points out Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

World One Step Away From Disaster

World One Step Away From Disaster

Rediff.com3 Feb 2024

A step away from nuclear weapons being used in conflicts, warns Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Ram's Footprint Over South East Asia

Ram's Footprint Over South East Asia

Rediff.com20 Jan 2024

Even those who are the supporters of India's 'cultural nationalism' seems to be unaware of the footprint of Shri Ram in South East Asia, observes Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Can India Be A Developed Nation By 2047?

Can India Be A Developed Nation By 2047?

Rediff.com6 Jan 2024

One hopes in his next term, Narendra Modi will take up the mission of inculcating respect for following rules in Indians as a mission. Therein lies the chance for India to become a developed country, asserts Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Henry Kissinger: Modern Day Chanakya

Henry Kissinger: Modern Day Chanakya

Rediff.com5 Dec 2023

Kissinger's approach of balance of power, secret diplomacy and moderating ideology are the need of the hour. That is the greatest tribute to an intellectual who had a major impact on the world in his lifetime, notes Colonel Anil A Athale.

Shivaji's Historic Escape From Agra

Shivaji's Historic Escape From Agra

Rediff.com24 Nov 2023

In 1666, Shivaji Maharaj and his son Sambhaji escaped from the Agra Fort, one of the most miraculous escapes in India's history.

Major General S C N Jatar: An Unsung Hero

Major General S C N Jatar: An Unsung Hero

Rediff.com25 Oct 2023

Major General S C N Jatar, who passed into the ages on Monday night, thwarted anti-national forces at the peak of the Assam agitation. Colonel Anil A Athale (retd) salutes this officer and gentleman.

Anarchy In Manipur: Modi Missing Big Picture

Anarchy In Manipur: Modi Missing Big Picture

Rediff.com27 Jul 2023

Unless the anarchy in Manipur is brought under control quickly, we are sowing the seeds of a flare up in the entire North East and the end of our dream of checking China in South East Asia, warns Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Will Wagner 'Coup' Trigger Putin's Nukes?

Will Wagner 'Coup' Trigger Putin's Nukes?

Rediff.com27 Jun 2023

The coup attempt has weakened Putin's position and in desperation he may well sanction the use of nukes, points out Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Indian Values Are Undergoing A Change

Indian Values Are Undergoing A Change

Rediff.com1 Jun 2023

We are currently in a transition phase and its resultant turmoil as a titanic struggle between Indian and Western value systems is being waged, argues Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

China Is Net Gainer In Ukraine War

China Is Net Gainer In Ukraine War

Rediff.com7 Mar 2023

The unalloyed truth about the Ukraine-Russia conflict is that it is a war that Russia cannot lose and Ukraine cannot win, observes Colonel Anil Athale (retd).

How Musharraf Hoodwinked India

How Musharraf Hoodwinked India

Rediff.com15 Feb 2023

The Musharraf episode in the recent history of the subcontinent has convinced many realists in India that the hope of establishing peace with Pakistan is like accepting a dinner invitation from cannibals and expecting to live to tell the tale, points out Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

The Truth BBC Will Not Tell You...

The Truth BBC Will Not Tell You...

Rediff.com25 Jan 2023

If Mr Modi is to be blamed for the post-Godhra riots, he should also be given credit for maintaining peace after the Akshardham and Ahmedabad terror attacks. The BBC will never tell you that, points out Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

2023 Will Test Our Patience With China

2023 Will Test Our Patience With China

Rediff.com9 Jan 2023

The answer to Chinese tactics of nibbling territory is not defence of every inch -- a military impossibility -- but instead, nibbling at Chinese territory wherever we are in a stronger position, counsels Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

China's Covid Surge: India's Dr Kotnis Moment?

China's Covid Surge: India's Dr Kotnis Moment?

Rediff.com28 Dec 2022

By offering aid to China in its hour of need we will create an opening to Xi Jinping to rectify his policy towards India, argues Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Siachen: Story Of Grit And Determination

Siachen: Story Of Grit And Determination

Rediff.com1 Dec 2022

Siachen 1987 reveals for the first time the Northern Army's 'intent' to use Siachen as an excuse to capture the strategic town of Skardu in PoK, notes military historian Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Can Modi Halt The Brutal Ukraine War?

Can Modi Halt The Brutal Ukraine War?

Rediff.com2 Nov 2022

India has maintained communication with both Russia and Ukraine. It is time Narendra Modi steps up on the world stage and plays the role of peacemaker, suggests military historian Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Time To Take Putin's Nuclear Threats Seriously!

Time To Take Putin's Nuclear Threats Seriously!

Rediff.com29 Sep 2022

The most likely scenario is that in order to stop Ukraine from retaking any Russian occupied territory, Russia may well use a small (1 to 2 kilo tonne) tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine, warns military historian Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

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