Force Magazine - National Security and Aerospace Newsmagazine
   By Ghazala Wahab
Different Voices (July 2017)
Sectarian violence should be counted as one of the risks to businesses
No End in Sight (June 2017)
The State needs an empathetic outlook towards the people caught between the Maoists and the security forces
More Deaths in the Jungle (May 2017)
Without an effective policy, the war against the Maoists cannot be won
A Moment for Modi (April 2017)
Dreams of a chronic optimist
The Road Less Travelled (March 2017)
Comparison of the Indian Army with others reduces its accomplishments
War Got Dirtier (February 2017)
By increasing the role of the IAF in counter-Maoist operations, government is sending the wrong message
The Balance Sheet (January 2017)
The out-going chief of air staff ACM Arup Raha sums up his tenure in a press meet
The Idea of Secularism (November 2016)
The Supreme Court’s review of the Hindutva judgment raises hope for maintaining India’s diversity
Spot the Terrorist (October 2016)
While India laments international terrorism, the home-grown ones flourish
Self-Inflicted Wounds (September 2016)
Saeed Naqvi’s bold book could have been better had he touched upon the importance of reforms among the Muslims
Small Men, Big Claims (July 2016)
The recent Pampore tragedy exposed much more than our ill-preparedness
Public Work (March 2016)
Let this be the domain of public servants, not government officers
No One Size Fits All (February 2016)
The UN moves towards evolving a framework for global terrorism
Talk, Not Hector (December 2015)
Threats don’t work, nor does silence
A Truth Too Many (November 2015)
Lies and illogic have to be countered openly and publicly
Hit and Run (October 2015)
Raising the bar for what is acceptable as a secular democracy
Prejudice-Train (September 2015)
The enemy may be invisible but we know what he/she wears
Let’s Grow Apples (August 2015)
Settling ex-servicemen in Kashmir would endanger their lives instead of honouring it
Let’s Grow Apples (August 2015)
Settling ex-servicemen in Kashmir would endanger their lives instead of honouring it
The Roadmap Please (July 2015)
The Modi government needs to overhaul its approach to Kashmir
Image Management (June 2015)
The Prime Minister has been too busy cultivating his own image abroad to seriously look into internal challenges
Invest in the Khaki (May 2015)
As first responders to internal security, police must be professional and honourable
Old Threats, New Force (April 2015)
With multiple insurgencies in various stages of brewing, we need a new CI force
Winter Lingers On (March 2015)
The PDP-BJP alliance may have possibilities, but at the moment they look bleak
On the Same Side (February 2015)
Unless the army realises that the media is not an antagonist it will continue to miss the point about communication
Halved by Religion (January 2015)
The J&K elections have brought to life the once buried two-nation theory
Media Management (December 2014)
Intolerance of criticism is a major reason behind blacklisting some journalists who try to do their job objectively
Road to the Right (November 2014)
Indiscipline is never restricted to one part; it spills over in all aspects of one’s life
Conditions Apply (October 2014)
While Indian generosity was at its peaks during J&K flood relief, jingoism also raised its ugly head
Toilet Talk (September 2014)
If we haven’t lost the ancient learning of Ayurveda or yoga, how did we lose engineering skills?
Our Own Battles (August 2014)
Indians fighting in Iraq should be a wake-up call to the government
Engage, Not Alienate (July 2014)
If you don’t get the ideas right, you will get the policies wrong
Much Ado About Nothing (June 2014)
Article 370 is a non-issue and has nothing to do with the resolution of Kashmir issue
For India’s Sake (May 2014)
For a nation as vast as India, we need a leader who takes pride in its diversity
While We Were Busy (April 2014)
Maoists are now exploiting the virgin territories of Northeast India
No Room for Nostalgia (February 2014)
The reality of Kashmir is so harsh today that romanticism only makes it worse
It’s Only Words (January 2014)
In his second press meet as CNS, Admiral Joshi played it extremely safe
The Weak Links (December 2013)
Human resource is an important element for national security
Warts Within (November 2013)
If Muslims continue to wait for the government to do something for them, they will remain victims
Honour and Honesty (October 2013)
Among his various loose comments, has Gen. V.K. Singh also admitted to perjury?
Cost of Conflict (September 2013)
Vested interests across political-bureaucratic divide prevent resolution
The Right Lessons (July 2013)
Inter-uniform rivalry is alright, derision is not
United Effort (June 2013)
Each state cannot fight and win the war against Left-Wing Extremism
Centre of Gravity (May 2013)
LWE may not be making headlines, but it is still alive and kicking
Innocence at a Loss (April 2013)
Juvenile delinquents need a State that can adopt and mould them, not punish them
Collective Complicity (March 2013)
The government killed a terrorist but resurrected a martyr
Show Management (February 2013)
For the Aero India to be successful, private sector will have to play a bigger role
Young Force (January 2013)
Indian Army can engage with the Kashmiri youth, but only in a limited way
Days of Yore (December 2012)
Once there was a media policy, now there is fire-fighting
The Demon Within (November 2012)
Stealthily, the communal virus seems to have crept into the military blood stream
No Offence Please (October 2012)
Offended mobs are not as spontaneous as they look
Justice, it is (September 2012)
The Naroda Patiya verdict shows that certain things do work
Proud to be Secular (August 2012)
In India, the alternative is not only scary but destructive for nation-building
Enemy Within (July 2012)
Zabiuddin Ansari’s arrest should be used to understand why he went the other side
Resolve Now (June 2012)
The government should not let absence of violence lull it into complacency
Rule of Heart (May 2012)
Policing and development combination is not enough to defeat the Maoists
Summer's Hope (April 2012)
 The government must not allow another opportunity go waste in Kashmir
Heading for Disaster (March 2012)
 Government needs to save the CAPFs from the clutches of vested interests
The End is Nigh (January 2012)
 Why some of the threats of Islamic terrorism are fantastical
Mission Youth (December 2011)
Kashmir University has a new man in charge
Fatal Flaw (November 2011)
Police modernisation has to move beyond tokenism
Making Over Modi (October 2011)
The weight of 2002 is not the only thing that goes against the Gujarat CM
Soldiers All (September 2011)
 We also need to remember the unsung heroes of the CRPF
Matter of Choice (August 2011)
 In the end, we are all cogs in the wheels of nation-building
Life and Honour (July 2011)
We need the quick rethink on our counter-Maoist strategy
More Deaths in Vain (June 2011)
The government continues to repeat the same mistakes against the Maoists
Blood Stains (May 2011)
No matter how much Gujarat progresses, 2002 will continue to haunt Modi
In Gaddafi’s Land (April 2011)
The supreme commander controls even the thoughts of the people
Embrace the Change (March 2011)
Churning in the Middle East is good for the world
Majority Rule (February 2011)
The Dara Singh verdict shows that even judiciary is not impervious to propaganda
Rule of the Khaki (January 2011)
When security overrules governance, calls for justice will have to be silenced
NHRC’s Job (December 2010)
Discuss human rights, instead of turning it into a competition
Reign of Triviality (November 2010)
Opportunistic politics compromises India’s national interests
Lull, Not Peace (October 2010)
We needs both imagination and large-heartedness to resolve Kashmir
Shades of Azadi (September 2010)
Address the rage and frustration of the youth and everything else will follow
In Praise of Intolerance (August 2010)
Certain customs and practices deserve not to be tolerated
Link to the Land (July 2010)
Unless people are made stake-holders, they will not understand development
Theatre of the Absurd (June 2010)
Media must desist from playing up the fatwa racket
Anatomy of Loss (May 2010)
Prejudice, delayed justice and a family in ruins
Lies, Damned Lies (April 2010)
As a nation, we prefer to turn our back to truth
Such a Long Journey (March 2010)
Omar Abdullah needs one moment of boldness to silence his critics
Peace and Poetry (February 2010)
India-Pakistan need more than that for a lasting resolution of outstanding issues
Home Affairs (January 2010)
Chidambaram has offered a perfect remedy for internal security. But will politics let it happen?
The Babri Monster (December 2009)
Let’s just bury it and move on
The Good Muslim (November 2009)
The ulemas should help remove prejudices about Islam
Winds of Change (October 2009)
Centre’s decision to engage with Kashmiri Separatists was long overdue
Push against the Wall (September 2009)
A case for the CRPF cadre officers
Baptism by Fire (August 2009)
Lessons from the Kashmiri streets
Deadly Cocktail (July 2009)
Dangers of playing politics with religion
Defeating Taliban (June 2009)
Take the war to the next generation
Assuming Victimhood (May 2009)
Pakistan has built Taliban as a monster to highlight its helplessness
Dangers of Law (April 2009)
Sometimes the saviours turn into villains
Don’t Sweat over Swat (March 2009)
We need to focus on terrorist groups that are targeting India
of the Mob (February 2009)
must treat hooligans as criminals
Uncivil War (January 2009)
Pakistan military is emasculating the civil society
Weep India Weep (December 2008)
At least now deny terrorism the cloak of religion
Mental Ghettos (November 2008)
Bad times can throw up good opportunities for Muslims
The Battle has Come Home (October 2008)
Madrassas cannot provide a balanced world-view
The Next Generation (September 2008)
The challenge is to prevent the alienation of the next generation of Kashmiris
Importance of Being Iran (August 2008)
A strong, mainstream Iran will help stabilise the Middle East
What Terrorism? (July 2008)
Dar-ul-Uloom needs to define Jihad instead
Solitary Marcher (June 2008)
The indomitable spirit of the Indian soldier
Action Time (May 2008)
The government needs to take definitive action on Naxalism
A Poem for Fanatics (April 2008)
Use culture to fight terrorism
Don’t Count on Democracy (March 2008)
Fighting terrorism has nothing to do with democracy
Let the Music Play (February 2008)
Don’t take fun out of faith
The Devil is Out (January 2008)
Religion brings out the saint or devil in the faithful, depending upon how it is used
War of Words (December 2007)
As Indian forces do internal security jobs, they should shun euphemistic war jargon
Appeasement? Really? (November 2007)
When on the defensive, the BJP and its cohorts raise the bogey
In the League of their Own (October 2007)
Soul searching in the month of Ramzan
Justice for All (September 2007)
Fight against terrorism should take the causes into account
Men to Sacrifice (August 2007)
Replace mammoth CRPF with multiple highly-trained forces
Remains of the Fire (July 2007)
Indians continue to remain oblivious to the Naxal problem
Fact and Fiction (June 2007)
The importance of perception management
Kill Ratio (May 2007)
Should be made irrelevant to career growth
Left Scare (April 2007)
Even without the foreign hand, Naxalism has increased its reach in India
Heart of the Matter (March 2007)
On terrorism, India and Pakistan have different world views
Fighting a Ghost (February 2007)
When it comes to national security, who dare argue
In Defence (January 2007)
AF(SP)A is not the only act we need to worry about
Borderline People (December 2006)
Reservation is not the answer to bring Muslims in the mainstream
Veiled Threat (November 2006)
Leave the women alone please
Killer Streak (October 2006)
Irrespective of religion, violence is intrinsic to human beingst
Another Chance (September 2006)
Terrorist violence is too cheap a price to squander peace
Talking With the Enemy (August 2006)
Why India cannot be like Israel
On Whose Side is God? (July 2006)
In an unjust war it is very difficult to tell
Age of Radicalism (June 2006)
The practice is more important than the text
Fight Among Equals (May 2006)
The government must stop arming civilians to fight the terrorists
Need to Think Again (April 2006)
Presence of democracy is no guarantee against terrorism
For God’s Sake (March 2006)
In the age of global war on terror, get your religious nuances right
Democracy’s Devastating Dance (February 2006)
Elections are no antidote for terrorism
Issues of Image (January 2006)
Changes will have to come from within
Burden of Guilt (December 2005)
The motive of terrorists is always political than religious
Wahhabi, Deobandi or Barelvi? (November 2005)
In the age of global war on terror, get your religious nuances right

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