Indian military has been tainted by Hindutva ideology: Analyst

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not quite a normal conservative political party. It has revealed itself as the political front of the wider right wing ‘parivar’ led by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The pseudo-cultural political formations comprising the parivar reputedly have a political project for the transformation of India in mind, termed Hindutva. […]

The implications of coloring the secular Indian Army

Politicisation of the Indian Military: Why is it the talk of the town? India, by virtue of being a strong democratic institution, has taken pride in its apolitical military – a loyal instrument of the democratic, republican state. Importance of this characteristic was reiterated recently by several army veterans, when a local political party dragged […]

How Hindu supremacy is poisoning the Indian military

On Christmas day it happened. Retired veterans of the Indian army—ex-army chief General NC Vij, former IAF vice chief Air Marshal Bhushan Gokhale and Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain—shared the dais with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) head Mohan Bhagwat and a host of seers at the Dharma Sanskruti Mahakumbh. The event included the delivery of […]