The Indian Express and it’s ridiculous coup!

 This is my reading of an Indian Express article that has been in the news for the series of not-quite allegations it vaguely made about the Indian Military.

 You can read the whole article here

Hello Indian Express article!

Well let me begin with your opening line –

This is a story you would tell with extreme care and caution.

Hmmm, yes, yesssssss. That is why you appeared on the front page with the two-line headline. You were showing “caution”

It is a story of a most unusual night when Raisina Hill was spooked as never before in peace time.

Sooooooooooooo I guess we are done being cautious then. But do tell, do tell! bolo, bolo! what happened?

Central intelligence agencies reported an unexpected (and non-notified) movement by a key military unit, from the mechanised infantry based in Hisar (Haryana)

OH MY GOOD GO…wait…What? Hang on…

Article, a military unit, by definition, is ANY group of troops under a one command. Therefore, not to push this point too finely, ALL of these CAN be called units –

Division – 23K troops

Brigade – 3-4K troops

Battalions – 1K troops

Company – 120 Troops

Platoon – 32 Troops

Section – 10 men

*All troop estimates are rough and not accurate

I mean national security considerations didn’t bother you. You tell me the Corp and the Division, so why this shyness about the Brigade? Or Battalion? Or Company? (I really hope it wasn’t a platoon or lower)

Well whatever, we get back to the story –

(continued in the next page)

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