"Think back. What did our PM do when he went to Ladakh. He demonstrated leadership as also instilled belief and confidence in the nation and troops there. That is what he needs to do again. Instil belief in a shaken nation. If everyone is together we will come out of it."
"One sees a sinister Chinese expansionist plan which does not bode well for India. It needs a coordinated, consolidated and a sustained response since Indian sovereignty and integrity is at stake here. There should be no mistaking the danger India is facing."
"From Deng’s strategy of war avoidance, China has switched to Xi’s model of expansionist unrestricted warfare. In my opinion – prematurely and likely to be a drag. The question is will China exhaust itself in the multi domain wars of Xi Jinping? Is it the great leap backwards all over again?"
"The entire sandwich of surveillance platforms needs to be exploited and integrated. These include low-level drones, long-range UAVs, near space vehicles, low orbit satellites and geostationary satellites. The technologies related to each platform, sensors and energy sources need to be mastered."
"The ultra-cautious approach of the government is indeed baffling. The people of India must nudge the Government into action on this issue. It is understandable that we work our way forward with caution and incrementally. However, intent has to be conveyed."