Articles By Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa

Hundred Years of Peace with India: A Non-Starter from the Word Go

Hundred Years of Peace with India: A Non-Starter from the Word Go

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2022

As expected there was a wave of euphoria amongst the Indian liberal community. They see the Pakistani National Security Policy as a success of all their Track 1.5, Track 2 and the other Umpteen...

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The 14th Round of Talks in Ladakh:  And the PLA’S Training Mobilisation...

The 14th Round of Talks in Ladakh:  And the PLA’S Training Mobilisation...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2022

On 4th January 2022, the Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC), Xi Jinping, signed and issued the Training Mobilisation Order (TMO) to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for...

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China Unleashes an “Indian Spring”!!

China Unleashes an “Indian Spring”!!

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 36.4, Oct-Dec 2021 | Date: 15 Dec , 2021

The surrogate of the 21st century is an adjunct in a growing tool box within the full-spectrum, hybrid conflicts where kinetic action is just one of many levers power protagonists employ to...

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India’s Extended Neighbourhood in Turmoil: Afghanistan – A Vacuum or a...

India’s Extended Neighbourhood in Turmoil: Afghanistan – A Vacuum or a...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 26 Sep , 2021

“The Iraqi and Afghan wars have not ‘ended.’ Only America’s involvement has ‘ended.’ …When a country leaves a war before achieving victory it is not called leaving. It is called...

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What Obstructs India’s Quest for the Status as a ‘Power’?

What Obstructs India’s Quest for the Status as a ‘Power’?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 21 Jun , 2021

“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party. …According to the Marxist theory...

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“If You Know Your Enemy…” — Why China did What it did in Ladakh?

“If You Know Your Enemy…” — Why China did What it did in Ladakh?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 36.1, Jan-Mar 2021 | Date: 06 Feb , 2021

“If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don’t just be mad at him.” — Denzel Hayes Washington (American actor, director, and producer) Consequent to the five underground...

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Is India Finally Emerging: From its Strategic Reticence?

Is India Finally Emerging: From its Strategic Reticence?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 07 Dec , 2020

“The world is a gymnasium where nations come to make themselves strong.” — Swami Vivekananda Ancient Indian identity was forged by distinct geographical reality that insulated India from...

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Did a Global Pandemic Generate a Global Pandemonium?

Did a Global Pandemic Generate a Global Pandemonium?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 26 Sep , 2020

“The state… always feels itself weak if there is another that is stronger. Its security and preservation demand that it make itself more powerful than its neighbours. It can increase, nourish...

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China’s Peaceful Rise: A Hypothetical Scenario

China’s Peaceful Rise: A Hypothetical Scenario

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2020

“Our path is different from both the paths of Germany in World War I and Germany and Japan in World War II, when they tried to overhaul the world political landscape by way of aggressive wars....

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Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy will be the oxygen for the industry

Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy will be the oxygen for the industry

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2020

IBT: India has recently imposed an import embargo on 101 items in the defence sector. How well is the country positioned for indigenous manufacturing of these items? How can the government make...

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1965 Indo-Pak War: Victory or Stalemate?

1965 Indo-Pak War: Victory or Stalemate?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 30.3 Jul-Sep 2015 | Date: 20 Aug , 2020

“We live in a wondrous time, in which the strong is weak because of his scruples and the weak grows strong because of his audacity.” —German Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck. Fifty years ago,...

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LAC: Fast Forward to the Summer of 2021

LAC: Fast Forward to the Summer of 2021

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jul , 2020

The 1962 Chinese attack was – “To demolish India’s arrogance and illusions of grandeur. China had taught India a lesson and would do so again and again.” – Chinese President Liu Shaoqi to...

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China: Threat or Challenge?

China: Threat or Challenge?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Book Excerpt: China: Threat or Challenge? | Date: 17 Jun , 2020

China’s sustained double digit economic growth over three decades transformed China. It has lifted 700 million Chinese people out poverty – an unparalleled feat in human history. Its economic...

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Understanding the Political Perspectives of the Jammu and Kashmir War (1947-48)

Understanding the Political Perspectives of the Jammu and Kashmir War (1947-48)

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Date: 28 Feb , 2020

“On 12th and 13th December 1948, the Indian Air Force bombed a Pakistani military stores and ammunition dump at Palak, situated between Kotli and Mirpur. These activities appeared to have added...

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India Under a Hybrid Attack?!

India Under a Hybrid Attack?!

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 11 Feb , 2020

 “Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.” —Sun Tzu In...

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A Paradgim Shift in India’s Security Strategy

A Paradgim Shift in India’s Security Strategy

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Dec , 2019

In the wee hours of the morning of February 26, 2019, India reacted to the Pulwama suicide attack on the Indian Security Forces with a “pre-emptive strike on terrorist targets” by the Indian...

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Is the World Coming Apart at the Seams?

Is the World Coming Apart at the Seams?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 08 Dec , 2019

“The darker and bigger the cloud, the more brilliant is the silver lining.” — Hope is not lost. The recent proceedings at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) where the Pakistani Prime...

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As India Consolidates its Comprehensive Power

As India Consolidates its Comprehensive Power

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 02 Sep , 2019

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there”, said the Cheshire Cat to Alice. — Alice in Wonderland, By Lewis Carrol August 5th 2019, fortunately Indian Government...

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Article 370 and Pakistan’s Nuclear Bombast

Article 370 and Pakistan’s Nuclear Bombast

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2019

“The world will not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade...

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Rebuttal to article 'Why India's announcement on Kashmir is such a serious...

Rebuttal to article 'Why India's announcement on Kashmir is such a serious...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Date: 12 Aug , 2019

The article “Why India’s announcement on Kashmir is such a serious mistake” authored by Tim Willasey-Wilsey (former senior British diplomat who worked in Southern Africa, Central America and...

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