ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Militarisation of Indian Politics

The Militarisation of Indian Politics Romesh Thapar WHICHEVER way you look at our present condition, and here I include the private assessments of very knowledgeable persons close to the shadowy centres of power. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has miscalculated massivelyHer military operation against the Golden Temple, made inevitable by her own refusal to implement 'secret' agreements arrived at with the Akali Dal through various intermediaries,was, contrary to earlier concocted reports, terribly destructive. What else did we expect against a fortified position, where the holiest places had been turned into machine-gun nests?

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