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Much has changed in the last three decades in China. It is now an economic powerhouse with a GDP five times that of India and defence spending six times higher. It has impressive defence production facilities and armed forces with huge firepower. But this economic rise has also led to China discarding Deng’s prescription of: “Hide our capabilities and bide our time.”

Gopalaswami Parthasarathy (Indian Diplomat)

After waiting anxiously for six months to learn how the Trump administration would deal with Afghanistan, Pakistan was rudely shaken when President Donald Trump virtually read out the riot act to the generals in Rawalpindi and the politicians in Islamabad.

Gopalaswami Parthasarathy (Indian Diplomat)

The US and its Nato allies have deep differences with Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran, on the way forward for restoring peace in Afghanistan. India and Afghanistan’s Central Asian neighbours regard the role of the Taliban and its ISI mentors with deep suspicion and misgivings.

Gopalaswami Parthasarathy (Indian Diplomat)

In the meantime, delays in moving ahead on Chahbahar port must be addressed at the highest level. Modi has shown considerable skill in carrying out a delicate diplomatic balancing act in the Gulf and West Asia by developing good relations with all the major players — Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iran and Egypt. These skills will be tested while dealing with the emerging scenario in our western neighbourhood.

Gopalaswami Parthasarathy (Indian Diplomat)

China has got accustomed to violating India’s territorial integrity in Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh. It transgresses international norms by supplying Pakistan with know how and designs of nuclear weapons and missiles. Its provocative behaviour includes protests over visits by Indian dignitaries to Arunachal.

Gopalaswami Parthasarathy (Indian Diplomat)

I have come a full circle since joining the service in August, 1988 and being removed, also in the same month. It's not that I didn't expect this, but the way this entire charade was created is disgusting.

Sanjiv Bhatt (Former IPS)

I did not buckle under their pressure, I did not compromise anywhere in this entire episode. This was the battle of my choosing and I fought despite knowing that it was an absolutely unequal battle where I was destined to lose. But I fought for the principles and a cause.

Sanjiv Bhatt (Former IPS)

I have a very strong case. If I challenge it in court, this order will not stand the scrutiny of the law but I have not taken any decision as yet. 

Sanjiv Bhatt (Former IPS)

My dismissal is based on an inquiry that has been ex parte from the beginning, so probably I will be the first IPS officer to have been removed from service based on an ex parte inquiry ordered by the people who cannot deal with officials who show some spine

Sanjiv Bhatt (Former IPS)

An IPS officer is expected to be defiant and show some spine against such forces with devious designs. An IPS officer is not expected to facilitate the dirty deeds of those in power,

Sanjiv Bhatt (Former IPS)

As I looked through the charred debris, my shoes were encrusted with a thick paste, a mix of burnt flesh and soil

Sanjiv Bhatt (Former IPS)

Two days after the Godhra train incident I was passing by Saraspur area. To my right I saw a mob trying to demolish a masjid known as Mancha Masjid. I told my driver to stop. The moment I stepped out of the car, the mob started dispersing.

Sanjiv Bhatt (Former IPS)

It takes decades for a building to be reduced to ruins. The Gulberg Society was turned into wreckage in a span of few hours

Sanjiv Bhatt (Former IPS)

(To Modi) You must have been apprised about the punishment meted out to your loyal lieutenants Dr Maya Kodnani and Babu Bajarangi, as well as the misguided foot-soldiers of misconceived Hindutva, who have now been condemned to spend a life in prison. Was it perchance that you smartly distanced yourself from all these unfortunate people at an opportune moment?

Sanjiv Bhatt (Former IPS)

Have you even once thought about the plight of the wives and children of your onetime adulators who have been condemned for life?

Sanjiv Bhatt (Former IPS)

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