• 02 March, 2024
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Countering Insurgencies

J&K’S TACTICAL BATTLES: MISNOMERS AND NUANCES IN THE CURRENT TIMES : PART 1

The Kokernag encounter received considerable attention in the media. Social circles in various towns and cities I have recently visited were also discussing it, especially if they happen to have…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

India Needs Large Aircraft Carriers

The recent public statement by the serving Naval chief that the navy hopes to place a repeat order on Cochin Shipyard for another Vikrant class is only partly encouraging. Partly…

By Rear Admiral K Raja Menon (Retd)

MILITARY DIPLOMACY AND INDIA’s PROJECTION OF HARD POWER

The recently concluded G 20 summit in Delhi could be largely concluded to a diplomatic victory for India as the much elusive consensus emerged after extreme prolonged negotiations culminating in…

By Maj Gen (Dr) Rajan Kochhar (Retd)

The Crisis In Manipur : An Assessment

“The situation in Manipur has not yet been resolved, the violence not yet abated and the actual truth not yet clear. Much of the narrative you hear about the violence…

By Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan (Retd)

The 9 PARA (SF) Setback Is Temporary : Bounceback Is Inevitable

India’s Special Forces (SF) are its pride and the entire nation follows their actions and achievements with great interest. Hence the setback on May 5 in a recent operation in…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Understanding Manipur Dynamics

Manipur was merged fully with the Indian Union on October 15, 1949, but it became a full-fledged state more than two decades later, in 1972. Manipur is known for its…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

The Poonch Terrorist Attack Has Big Strategic Implications

On 20 April 2023 a convoy of vehicles of the Army was targeted by terrorists between Bhimbar Gali and Poonch in the Jammu region. One Army 2.5-ton truck was struck…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Drawing Down The Army In J&K – Right But Risky

The ethno-nationalist conflict of Northern Ireland, although in existence for long, began in its last avatar in the late Sixties and ended with the Good Friday Agreement in 1997. It…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Insurgents of Northeast – Between Devil and Deep Sea

India’s northeast is undergoing a colossal change!  The region is witnessing massive infrastructure development to improve connectivity as it is hard to reach swathes of forests. This is being done…

By Levina

Westward Ho! – India, China and Khalistan

Westward Ho! - India, China and Khalistan  Terry Milewski June 23rd marks the 36th anniversary of the 1985 Kanishka bombing, which took 329 lives aboard an Air India flight from…

Kashmir – A Preferable Future

For last three decades, I have had a unique opportunity of observing Kashmir from three different vantage points; first as a civilian bystander, then as a civil servant, and more…