Articles by Bikram Vohra
Feb 20, 2019
Sparring over Rafale cost unwarranted as aircraft pricing depends on multiple factors from features to weaponsWith each passing year, the concept of aerial combat changes and the old dogfight in the sky is no longer central to aerial supremacy.
Feb 19, 2019
Distribution of ex gratia, other donations offered to kin of Pulwama victims needs a systematic distribution channelWhile it is heartening to see the vast and tangible support for the kin of the Pulwama attack victims, there is no harm in exercising caution. The lakhs of rupees, housing offers, jobs and other forms of assurances such as contributions of salaries by cricketers, boxers and film stars all come to an impressive amount of largesse.
Feb 18, 2019
To get even for Pulwama massacre, Narendra Modi can use strategic silence to make noise, unnerve PakistanWhat is most inspiring in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack is the official silence over India's retaliatory measures to take on Pakistan. Even the Opposition is quiet. That means we mean business.
Feb 15, 2019
Pulwama terror attack aftermath: Indian Armed Forces must reexamine state of readiness, move on from 60s mindsetYou don't have to be a military tactician to project scenarios that ensure safety and security in the defence of our troops.
Feb 14, 2019
Pulwama attack kills 40 CRPF personnel: Centre must review restraints rendering the armed forces defencelessThe attack on a 78-vehicle military convoy and the death of 40 CRPF jawans in Pulwama was well-planned and executed.
Feb 11, 2019
Rs 30,000cr for pilot's kin? Rahul Gandhi not alone; 'paying off the dead' part of Indian mindset that cares least for safetyLet’s not just castigate Rahul Gandhi for offering Rs 30,000 cr from the Rafale deal to the kin of pilots killed in a mishap, because the Indian government does nothing else but fling money to camouflage its official sins of commission and omission
Feb 09, 2019
UP-Uttarakhand hooch tragedy: As toll rises to 92, govt must fix broken system to regulate alcohol consumptionThe current rising toll from such illicit hooch consumption in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand is a cruel travesty of the effort to ban alcohol.
Feb 03, 2019
Mirage 2000 crash puts HAL's credibility under cloud; further upgrades to ageing fleet pointless before thorough probeThe Indian Mirage 2000s are fitted with the Martin Baker Mk 10 ejection system which is highly reliable and has saved over 7,500 lives globally as of February 2018
Jan 31, 2019
I feel let down, says Manohar Parrikar to Rahul Gandhi over Rafale: Congress chief's image on line; he should prove charges or apologiseTo make things worse, Rahul Gandhi even quotes Manohar Parrikar as not being involved in the procurement process.
Jan 26, 2019
Republic Day Parade: Tanks and artillery are passe, 26 Jan celebrations require renewed focus on power of peopleEven a good thing can be dulled by repetition and need not necessarily stay in step with the times