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TIME TO RIDE THE DRAGON (VIRUS)

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Author: Lt Gen Dushyant Singh, PVSM, AVSM (Retd.)

(The Author is an alumini of NDC, DSSC, CDM and Naval Post Graduate School California, USA. For his distinguished services, the General Officer has been awarded 'Ati Vishisht Seva Medal' and 'Param Vishisht Seva Medal'. Besides contributing regularly in various defence journals and newspapers, he has also written chapters in two books namely, "Understanding Suicide Terrorism (chapter on Deterring Terrorism)" and "Countering Terrorism : Psychological Strategies (Chapter on Impact of Virtual world in Creation and Sustenance of Terrorism)", by Sage Publication.)


The increase of COVID 19 cases and deaths are indicative of exponential rise of COVID 19 in India. But is it a situation to become pessimistic? I am afraid not. There are dangers, but if tackled properly we can ride the dragon and get the Indian elephant to outclass it. For this we must seize the opportunity that the world is presenting before others grab it. Amongst all the nations in the world that are affected, if we look at the total cases and deaths per million people, India with figures of 51 cases per million (10 lakhs) and 3 deaths per million fares way down. The detractors quote low testing for these figures but for their information even in other countries testing is done of cases that report to hospital or are suspected of being infected with corona. In fact even the routine deaths in India have come down. So technically if India was badly infected we should have seen rise in number of deaths, which has not happened.

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