Articles By Brig Amar Cheema

Operation ‘Polo’ and Impact & Ramifications on India’s First Kashmir War

Operation ‘Polo’ and Impact & Ramifications on India’s First Kashmir War

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jun , 2014

Objectively speaking, the 108 hours campaign undertaken to liberate the Princely State of Hyderabad, codenamed Operation (Op) Polo stands out as India’s ‘first’ military success. Having said...

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Article 370 and Nation-Building: A Reality Check

Article 370 and Nation-Building: A Reality Check

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 May , 2014

 “Nothing is as admirable in politics as a short memory’’ –John Galbraith Nation building is an ‘ongoing’ phenomenon and in the case of India’s quest for nationhood, it is definitely...

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Arming ‘After’ Aiming: Agenda for the New Government

Arming ‘After’ Aiming: Agenda for the New Government

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2014

“The inability to think beyond rigid assumptions and perceptions in matters strategic have often led to surprise, failure and disaster” Mr Stephen Cohen needs to be complemented for flagging...

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Games Nations Play: Chinese Assertiveness & America’s Re-balancing

Games Nations Play: Chinese Assertiveness & America’s Re-balancing

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Vol. 28.4 Oct-Dec 2013 | Date: 28 Dec , 2013

Realpolitik dictates a policy of ‘congagement’ of China and explains America’s reasons for accommodating the former at the grand table. Thus, while the US-Chinese relationship is expected...

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War over Syria: Imperatives, Ramifications and Implications

War over Syria: Imperatives, Ramifications and Implications

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Date: 02 Sep , 2013

Despite the plain talk by President Barack Obama, there is still no clarity on ‘when,’ ‘how’ and ‘with what’ the ‘coalition of the willing,’ led by the USA would act against Syria...

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Reactivation of the Kashmir Frontiers

Reactivation of the Kashmir Frontiers

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Aug , 2013

The Line of Control (LC) that marks the de-facto Indo-Pak border in the disputed state of J&K is witnessing the familiar sequence of infiltration, reverberating gunfire and mindless violence which...

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