Articles By Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa

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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Two Year Membership of UNSC: Euphoria Over Crumbs!!!

Two Year Membership of UNSC: Euphoria Over Crumbs!!!

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Interview in www.sify.com | Date: 01 Jul , 2019

There has been much euphoria in the media over India being backed by 55 members of the UN for a seat as a non-permanent member of the UNSC for which votes will be cast in June 2020 for a two year...

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Securing India’s Rightful Place in the Comity of Nations

Securing India’s Rightful Place in the Comity of Nations

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 14 Jun , 2019

By end-May, a new government will be in power in India. Evidently it will be a NDA government with reinforced mandate in power for the 17th Lok Sabha. However, the wounded opposition is likely to...

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World sans a Global Policeman: Turmoil as US exits

World sans a Global Policeman: Turmoil as US exits

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 02 Mar , 2019

“It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our...

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Kashmir – Let Truth Be Told

Kashmir – Let Truth Be Told

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2019

“Nero fiddled while Rome burnt.” In July of the year 64 CE (Common Era) a great fire ravaged Rome for six days destroying seventy percent of the City and leaving half its population homeless....

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An Aggressive Irredentist: China Expanding Its Geography

An Aggressive Irredentist: China Expanding Its Geography

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2019

Two decades into the twenty first century, and  here we have the head of a huge state issuing threats to a tiny nation off its eastern coast that it would not hesitate to use armed force to...

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Defending India: Buying Land for Defence Works!!

Defending India: Buying Land for Defence Works!!

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2018

A quaint situation exists in the State of Arunachal Pradesh. Land required by the security forces for construction of defence works which include bunkers, firing positions and tracks is to be...

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Resizing the Army: One Size that Doesn’t Fit All

Resizing the Army: One Size that Doesn’t Fit All

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 22 Nov , 2018

“It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it.” — John Jay, The Federalist...

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The Prime Minister at Shangri La: Reading between the Lines for a National...

The Prime Minister at Shangri La: Reading between the Lines for a National...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 23 Aug , 2018

 “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born and a time to die.” — Book of Ecclesiastes (3: 1-2) The above quote is relevant as much to...

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Sending Out Confounding Signals

Sending Out Confounding Signals

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May , 2018

Just the other day the Raksha Mantri, in response to the Pakistani Army Chief’s overture for peace is reported to have made a statement to the press wherein she stated that “any comment from...

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‘Pak Army for better ties with India’ is Hogwash

‘Pak Army for better ties with India’ is Hogwash

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 May , 2018

Screaming headlines and newspaper waving gleeful ‘Track 2’ members are giving thumbs up on an ‘about to restart Indo-Pak peace process!!! In a recent briefing and interaction by the...

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Profiling Future Wars — Indian Context

Profiling Future Wars — Indian Context

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 16 Apr , 2018

‘An analysis of the content and character of armed confrontation in local wars and armed conflicts over the last decade leads us to the conclusion that the content of the particular military...

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