Thursday, May 26, 2022

K.P.S. Gill

Remembering Super Cop K.P.S. Gill: The Man Who Ruled Indian Hockey With An Iron Fist

May 26, 2017 Qaiser Mohammad Ali

During his tenure, Gill attracted controversy when he called the Indian team’s gold medal-winning effort at the 1980 Moscow Olympic a “fluke”.

K.P.S. Gill: The Man Who Won The Battle In Competitive Terror In Punjab

May 26, 2017 Jagtar Singh

'However, the fact of the matter is that when all organs of the state including judiciary had become irrelevant, he was the man who commanded the police from the front to protect these organs'

K.P.S. Gill, The Man Who Killed Terrorism In Punjab, Dies

Gill, served twice as the DGP of Punjab, is credited with having brought the Punjab insurgency under control.

Encounters With Reality

Sep 26, 2014 K.P.S. Gill

The Supreme Court’s order defining guidelines for encounter fatalities has been a long time coming

Blissfully Unready

Nearly six years after the Mumbai 26/11 attacks, despite a flurry of erratic and uncoordinated initiatives, India's vulnerabilities to terrorism remain unchanged

13 August, 2012

Demographic Invasion

K.P.S. Gill

Above all, the corrupt politics of vote banks and crass electoral calculi, to the manifest detriment of the national interest, must be defeated.

02 January, 2012

'Crude And Offensive'

K.P.S. Gill

'I condemn in the strongest terms possible the crude demonstrations against the Prime Minister at the Golden Temple by Anna Hazare’s supporters'

19 September, 2011

9/11: A Decade After

South Asia Intelligence Review

As the raid on Osama bin Laden showed, 'what is required is motivated, well-trained groups to go for terrorist leadership, and thereby make a change. Not by launching infantry attacks and military attacks on so called terror hideouts'

27 November, 2008

Beyond Debate

K.P.S. Gill

The endless and ill-informed debates on legal vs. developmental vs. political vs. negotiated vs. policing vs. military responses are fruitless. This entire spectrum – from use of extreme force to negotiations and conciliation – is comprehended within

03 October, 2008

The Fountainhead

K.P.S. Gill

The Muslims do not have to, and should never be asked to, prove their loyalty and good faith any more than any other citizen of India. It is a communal trap that feeds the community's sense of siege, marginalisation and alienation. What we are experi

15 September, 2008

A Routine Reminder

K.P.S. Gill

Unless India and USA join hands to exert inexorable pressure on Islamabad to reverse the direction of its present free fall into terrorist adventurism and anarchy, the world will confront an augmenting -- and potentially catastrophic -- threat of ter

11 August, 2008

Self-Inflicted Wounds

K.P.S. Gill

While separatists and Pakistani proxies have great reason to celebrate the ongoing disorders in the state, political formations and leaders committed to the national cause need urgently to pause and introspect on the consequences of the current cours

15 July, 2008

The ISI's Sinister Shadow

K.P.S. Gill

When we send men into conflict situations, there is an inevitable risk of loss of life. This should not discourage us, but should, in fact, make us all the more determined to help a friendly nation and its people out of their present distress.

11 June, 2008

The ISI Mark

K.P.S. Gill

The reality is, there is no such thing as Islamist fundamentalist terrorism. To understand the position correctly, we need to recognize that there is only ISI terror that has been dubbed as 'Islamist terror'.

21 April, 2008

The Implosion of International Terrorism

K.P.S. Gill

There is an internal mechanism of self-destruction in all terrorist movements, and this is increasingly manifested in the Islamist 'global jihad' today.

25 March, 2008

The Outsiders

K.P.S. Gill

In Manipur, a succession of three incidents against 'Hindi-speaking' outsiders between March 17 and 19, 2008, resulted in the killing of 15 'migrants'. But Manipur is not alone in these isolationist excesses...

10 March, 2008

What India Needs

K.P.S. Gill

India is seeking 'global power' status, but its politics remains mired in the most extraordinary pettiness. What it needs is not just an N-Deal, but a national 'line' that will be held, irrespective of the party in power.

25 February, 2008

Internal Contradictions

K.P.S. Gill

It would be ironic indeed, but not inconceivable, in the midst of rising chaos, political corruption and maladministration, if the people of Pakistan, two or three years down the line, begin to think of the 'Musharraf years' with a sense of yearning

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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