Articles By Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.)

Kashmir: The Victim of a Non-Linear Conflict Trap

Kashmir: The Victim of a Non-Linear Conflict Trap

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 11 Jan , 2019

Strategy of Conflict Trap Civil wars have replaced conflicts between states as the most pervasive and violent armed struggles in the world. The conflict in Kashmir is also a by-product of the...

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Teenage Terrorists of Kashmir: Collective Failure of Parents Teachers & Society

Teenage Terrorists of Kashmir: Collective Failure of Parents Teachers & Society

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jan , 2019

On December 09, 2018 two teenagers Mudasir Rashid Parray, 14, and Saqib Bilal Sheikh, 16 were killed in a gun battle with the security forces. It shook the Kashmir valley and question was raised,...

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Pakistan’s Dream to be Ottoman Empire East of Middle East a Strategic...

Pakistan’s Dream to be Ottoman Empire East of Middle East a Strategic...

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 19 Nov , 2018

Pakistan’s desire to become the leader of the Islamic World has its roots in the history of the Ottoman Empire that survived for seven centuries. Post-Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, a...

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India’s Response to Pakistan Hybrid War in J&K is Skin Deep

India’s Response to Pakistan Hybrid War in J&K is Skin Deep

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Date: 09 May , 2018

India has adopted punitive fire assaults to respond to Pakistan Army’s hybrid war. However, it has limited impact and flipside of this strategy is that it has increased collateral damage on both...

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Non- Linear Conflict in J&K Require Convergence of Divergent Strategies

Non- Linear Conflict in J&K Require Convergence of Divergent Strategies

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 May , 2018

Introduction Aristotle and Cicero defined anger, as the perception of an unjust slight that is accompanied by a desire for revenge.[1] In Kashmir, the sense of being slighted has made the...

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Buffer States a Shield to Protect the Frontiers

Buffer States a Shield to Protect the Frontiers

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 23 Jan , 2018

Economic and military rise of China has shown early signs of expansionist mindset. China is clear that war or any conflict is waged and won through a strategy. China has put in place a strategy...

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North Korea Conundrum - Unsustainable Logjam

North Korea Conundrum - Unsustainable Logjam

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 28 Dec , 2017

North Korea has put its allies and adversaries on the edge by irrational and unpredictable behaviour. It has created a strategic predicament for China because the longer Kim Jong Un stays greater...

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Nepal a Crumbling Shield of Heart Land India

Nepal a Crumbling Shield of Heart Land India

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 20 Sep , 2017

Chanakya had said, “Neighbouring states are most relevant in foreign policy”[1].Nations should do everything possible to protect vital national interests even if it means according greater...

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India Need Resolute Border Defence to Manage Unsettled Borders

India Need Resolute Border Defence to Manage Unsettled Borders

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2017

“To be called a sovereign nation, a nation has to be able to control its own borders. It is controlling your own destiny in a way.” – Tom Tancredo General India’s borders with China and...

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Unpredictable Security Environment: Need for an Integrated Military Approach

Unpredictable Security Environment: Need for an Integrated Military Approach

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 08 Sep , 2017

The overall effort should be to enhance operational capabilities in an evolving security scenario. The Indian Armed Forces cannot remain immune even in changing times to serve narrow parochial...

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Doklam Standoff – Secure Peace But Prepare for War

Doklam Standoff – Secure Peace But Prepare for War

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 22 Jul , 2017

In the Chinese language, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters, one representing the danger and the other, opportunity. The Doklam standoff offers risk of escalation of local war and an...

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Don’t Be Naïve: Pakistan will Bypass the Frontiers to Fight Within Kashmir

Don’t Be Naïve: Pakistan will Bypass the Frontiers to Fight Within Kashmir

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 27 Apr , 2017

It is from the greatest dangers that the greatest glory is to be won – Thucydides It is a tired ideology to fight unjust war with just means. This strategy sooner or later is destined to...

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Political Direction of War in India in the State of Transient

Political Direction of War in India in the State of Transient

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 27 Mar , 2017

“A nation that draws a demarcation between its thinking men and its fighting men will soon have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.” – Sir William Francis Butler   There...

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Weapons of Mass Disruption Lessons for India

Weapons of Mass Disruption Lessons for India

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Date: 01 Mar , 2017

Snowden Impact Edward Joseph Snowden disclosed that the National Security Agency (NSA) of USA had developed a capability that allowed it to intercept almost any communication. With these...

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Assessing the Right Strategy to Deal with Emerging Contours of Conflict in J&K

Assessing the Right Strategy to Deal with Emerging Contours of Conflict in J&K

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 28 Dec , 2016

Armies do not fight wars; nations fight wars. War is not a military activity conducted by soldiers, rather a social activity that involves entire nations. Carl von Clausewitz noted that passion,...

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Declining Readiness Affecting Rapid Response Against Hybrid Threat

Declining Readiness Affecting Rapid Response Against Hybrid Threat

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Date: 01 Dec , 2016

If security forces are always reactive and not proactive, they are bound to suffer unacceptable losses, because the initiative is always with the adversary. 2016 has been a bloody year for...

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Defence Reforms: A Priority and Challenge for The Government

Defence Reforms: A Priority and Challenge for The Government

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Date: 17 Nov , 2016

Defence Minister Mr Manohar Parrikar has hinted that defence reforms are on the card and government is likely to take a decision in the next few months. It is a positive sign to link strategic...

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Price of Protecting The Nation: Who is the Real Enemy?

Price of Protecting The Nation: Who is the Real Enemy?

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Oct , 2016

“When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.  — The Kohima Epitaph It is past midnight, the company commander is out in an ambush expecting an...

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Irrationality Making Kashmir An Unstable Plateau

Irrationality Making Kashmir An Unstable Plateau

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Date: 13 Sep , 2016

John Maynard Keynes said, “There is nothing so disastrous as a rational strategy in an irrational world.” The turn of events put in place by Pakistan hints at dangerous consequences over Kashmir....

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Potent Indigenous War Unfolding in Jammu & Kashmir

Potent Indigenous War Unfolding in Jammu & Kashmir

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 31.3 Jul-Sep 2016 | Date: 26 Aug , 2016

The real problem is not the terrorists or separatists, but the fragmented approach of the government. All stakeholders should ideally work in an integrated manner and not independent of each...

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