Articles By Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.)

Emperor Lalitaditya: One Among India’s Greatest Soldier-Statesmen

Emperor Lalitaditya: One Among India’s Greatest Soldier-Statesmen

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 18 Nov , 2018

With the ascendance of the Karkotta dynasty, the Hindu Kingdom of Kashmir reached great heights of power and prestige. Its influence and fame spread far and wide, in the process, attracting...

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Who is tolerant? Ask Kashmiri Pandits whose only eleven families survived...

Who is tolerant? Ask Kashmiri Pandits whose only eleven families survived...

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 30 Oct , 2018

In the year 1990, half a million Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee the Kashmir Valley. The orgy of violence perpetrated on them had left them with no choice. The choice was clearly being...

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Imran Khan: Challenges and Opportunities

Imran Khan: Challenges and Opportunities

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2018

It is nearly certain that Imran Khan will soon be sworn in as Pakistan’s nineteenth Prime Minister after the change of civilian government, twice successively through democratic process, took...

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Return of Pandits to Kashmir

Return of Pandits to Kashmir

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 03 Jun , 2018

Return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley is the biggest challenge to the very idea of India as a multi-ethnic, plural and secular democracy. Therefore, restoration of that position must remain...

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An Open Letter to Farooq Abdullah

An Open Letter to Farooq Abdullah

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Date: 16 Mar , 2018

Your statements over the past few years since Kashmiris divested you of Chief Ministership /Cabinet portfolio in the Union Government, are clear indications of the fact that your desire for...

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Impact of Article 370

Impact of Article 370

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 15 Mar , 2018

The Article 370 was clearly meant to be a temporary provision included in the Constitution to cater for the specific requirements of the troubled times immediately after India’s independence and...

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Kashmiri Separatists Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

Kashmiri Separatists Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2017

Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), the main two militant organisations in Pakistan who provide ISI’s cutting edge to the Pakistan-sponsored proxy war in Kashmir have, of late,...

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Doklam has set a benchmark for Sino-India relations for the future

Doklam has set a benchmark for Sino-India relations for the future

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Oct , 2017

The Doklam stand-off between India and China, which lasted for 72 days, and which took place in a remote area of the forbidden heights of eastern Himalayas, is symbolic of the continued lack of...

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Let Kashmiris Take a Call!

Let Kashmiris Take a Call!

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Sep , 2017

The latest and among the most heart wrenching images coming out from Kashmir, which went viral on the social networking sites, is the picture of grief-stricken, five year old girl, Zohra, as she...

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Terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir: Ebb and Flow

Terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir: Ebb and Flow

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Aug , 2017

With the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s top  Kashmir Commander, Abu Dujana, in an encounter with the security forces in the early hours of Aug 1, 2017,  in Pulwama district of south Kashmir,...

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Defence Acquisition Council Takes the Right Decision

Defence Acquisition Council Takes the Right Decision

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2017

The Centre recently finalized the long-awaited ‘Strategic Partnership Policy’ to enhance the role of India’s private sector in the production of cutting edge weapon systems and armaments in...

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Pakistan will not change its tactics of inflicting Low Cost War on India

Pakistan will not change its tactics of inflicting Low Cost War on India

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 May , 2017

Every time there is a Pakistan-sponsored terrorist strike on Indian Army post close to the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, or across the international Border (IB) elsewhere, there is a hue...

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Korean Peninsula Continue To Simmer

Korean Peninsula Continue To Simmer

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Date: 01 May , 2017

Today, when the world’s focus is firmly riveted on the ruthless violence perpetrated by Islamic radicals like IS, Al Quaeda, Al Shhbab, Tehrik e Taliban, Pakistan, Taliban, Boko Haram, Lashkar e...

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Pakistan intends to change the Status of Gilgit-Baltistan from De Facto to...

Pakistan intends to change the Status of Gilgit-Baltistan from De Facto to...

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Mar , 2017

A panel set up by Pakistan Government and headed by Mr Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Affairs advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharief, on the reconstitution of Pakistan’s provinces, has recently...

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Winter of Discontent in Kashmir

Winter of Discontent in Kashmir

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Mar , 2017

It has been a winter of discontent in Kashmir, with things going from bad to worse. Earlier, the last summer had been consumed by stone pelters taking part in violent protests across the valley....

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2017...A Year of the Media

2017...A Year of the Media

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2017

The first fortnight of the new year has been rather sedate; what with the northern hemisphere experiencing a severe cold wave and Barrack Obama bidding tearful farewell to the White House, making...

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Isolating Pakistan Diplomatically

Isolating Pakistan Diplomatically

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Nov , 2016

India’s long delayed and eagerly expected surgical strike against Pakistan’s launch pads across the LoC, where militants of various Tanzeems are stationed just prior to their induction into...

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Surgical Strike and its Likely Aftermath

Surgical Strike and its Likely Aftermath

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Oct , 2016

One of the options available to the Central Govt to avenge the Uri attack, was what was eventually undertaken by troops of 9 and 4 Special Forces Battalions, assisted by the Ghattak Platoons of...

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A Letter to My Fellow Kashmiris

A Letter to My Fellow Kashmiris

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2016

My Dear Fellow Kashmiris, The summer of discontent is once again haunting the Valley; not for the first time though. The loss of so many young lives, injuries to many others makes me wonder why...

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India hits the Great Wall as China refuses to play ball on India seeking NSG...

India hits the Great Wall as China refuses to play ball on India seeking NSG...

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jun , 2016

China cleverly masked its real reasons for opposition to the Indian membership by insisting on the plea that India was not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). This...

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