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1971 War: The Battle of Hussainiwala

1971 War: The Battle of Hussainiwala

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 22 December 2014

The Indian enclave of Hussainiwala lies west of the Sutlej along the Ferozepur-Lahore highway. It covers about 7.5 hectares and runs in a parabola from the rail and road bridge towards Shamoke in...

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Virtual Terrorism

Virtual Terrorism

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 December 2014

While no definition of terrorism has been still not been accepted, the US had come up with the term “violent terrorism”. Even within the US hate crimes have been brought into the ambit of...

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Fifth Generation Fighters and the IAF

Fifth Generation Fighters and the IAF

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha |Issue: Vol 27.3 Jul-Sep 2012 | Date: 21 December 2014

The capability of any modern fighter is usually way ahead of its predecessors, especially so if it is replacing decades-old planes such as the MiG-21 and the MiG-27. This is even more applicable...

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The Legacy of Peshawar

The Legacy of Peshawar

By: Dr Amarjit Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 December 2014

If the United States had been sincere and provided aid to the Afghan Mujahidin after the Russians were ousted from Afghanistan, Afghanistan might have not gotten into its current situation. ...

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Kashmir - The Pivot of Geopolitical Dynamics in South Asia

Kashmir - The Pivot of Geopolitical Dynamics in South Asia

By: Brig Amar Cheema |Issue: Book Excerpts: The Crimson Chinar | Date: 20 December 2014

Adorning the head of the Indian sub-continent, the borders of the Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) jutted northwards, connecting with the gnarled heights of the Pamirs in the north-west...

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Crystal Gazing the Future from Peshawar

Crystal Gazing the Future from Peshawar

By: Danvir Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 December 2014

Pakistan was created on religious lines in 1947 by partitioning of India. Today it stands at the cross roads even after 67 years of its creation completely confused and chaotic. One side is the...

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Pakistan's Threat Perception

Pakistan's Threat Perception

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: Asian Strategy and Military Perspective | Date: 18 December 2014

Geographically, the creation of Pakistan was most unnatural. Right from its inception, the Pakistani leaders of all hues, at a subconscious level did realise that the historical, sociological and...

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The Power of Media

The Power of Media

By: Brig Deepak Sinha |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 December 2014

It is ironic that television channels and print media, the world over, have taken, what can only be described as vicarious pleasure, at providing live coverage of the recent hostage crisis in...

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Macabre Irony – Peshawar massacre

Macabre Irony – Peshawar massacre

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 December 2014

In the wildest of macabre irony to the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Taliban theory that Pakistan successfully sold to the US, comes the ghastliest of terrorist attack at the Army Public School,...

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Taliban set to takeover Pakistan

Taliban set to takeover Pakistan

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol. 29.2 Apr-Jun 2014 | Date: 17 December 2014

In the near future, Taliban and Taliban like groups will impose Afghanistan type Taliban regime on Pakistan. The civil war raging inside Pakistan in search of elusive ‘purity’ of philosophy...

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