Articles By Maj Gen Harsha Kakar

Farce Behind Pakistan’s FATF Actions

Farce Behind Pakistan’s FATF Actions

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 21 Jan , 2021

Pakistan goes into sleep mode on actions against global terrorism immediately after Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meetings. As the next review appears, its courts and security agencies move...

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Approach towards Kashmir in 2021

Approach towards Kashmir in 2021

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 16 Jan , 2021

The year 2020 commenced with the UT under the spoke of security forces as a fall out of abrogation of article 370. COVID 19 restrictions added to those already prevalent in the region. Senior...

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Chinese Interference in South Asia

Chinese Interference in South Asia

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 09 Jan , 2021

Recent reports indicate that Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) has busted a 10-member Chinese module operating a terror cell in Kabul. Since the incident came to light, China...

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The Dragon in the Room

The Dragon in the Room

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 05 Dec , 2020

The recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by 15 nations, which India rejected, has brought China into focus again. While it is established that discussions and...

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The Fake Pakistani Dossier

The Fake Pakistani Dossier

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 30 Nov , 2020

On 14 Nov, Pakistan Foreign Minister, SM Qureshi, accompanied by DG ISPR, Major General Babar Iftikhar, released a dossier, which they claimed had irrefutable proof of Indian involvement in...

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Will Biden’s policies be better for India

Will Biden’s policies be better for India

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 19 Nov , 2020

The headlines in an Indian newspaper on Biden winning the US Presidential election stated, ‘Modi send congrats, relief in Delhi as known Indian ally is back.’ Biden has been a supporter of...

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Protests in Pakistan

Protests in Pakistan

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 29 Oct , 2020

The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of all major opposition political parties, launched recently with Maulana Fazlur Rehman as its head, has already shaken the establishment. As...

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India Factor in Pakistan’s Internal Matters

India Factor in Pakistan’s Internal Matters

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 24 Oct , 2020

An editorial of 7 Oct, in Pakistan’s well established newspaper, The Dawn, states, ‘the colonial curse of the sedition law hangs over us like the sword of Damocles, with dozens of political...

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Anti-Shia protests in Pakistan

Anti-Shia protests in Pakistan

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 02 Oct , 2020

In his speech in the UNGA, Imran spoke of threats to Muslims in many parts of the globe, including India. He forgot his own country and China. Wonder if Muslims do not exist there. The largest...

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Exploiting the current Indo-China tensions

Exploiting the current Indo-China tensions

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 13 Sep , 2020

The standoff in Ladakh continues with no end in sight. Probably it would stretch into the winters, for which the Indian army is preparing. India has switched from the defensive to offensive mode,...

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Article 370 gone, Winning Hearts Essential

Article 370 gone, Winning Hearts Essential

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 24 Aug , 2019

Article 370 is now history. Despite all the crying and howling by Pak, nothing will change. Imran worked overtime seeking to call international leaders for support. Most responses were muted and...

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Restructuring and Rightsizing of the Army

Restructuring and Rightsizing of the Army

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 20 Jul , 2019

Reports stated that the Government has begun approving the army’s restructuring plans proposed by the present army chief. General Bipin Rawat, had on commencement of his tenure, ordered four...

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Why does the Pak army fear the PTM and BLA?

Why does the Pak army fear the PTM and BLA?

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 03 Jul , 2019

Pak, post 1971, only concentrated development in Punjab and Sindh, ignoring its western provinces. They were secure in their belief that these areas which were under-developed, lacked education...

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India and Pak at the SCO

India and Pak at the SCO

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 20 Jun , 2019

The recent Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) conference attended by the Prime Minister at Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, dominated headlines mainly because of the cold shoulder given to...

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Is Pak chopping its own foot?

Is Pak chopping its own foot?

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 09 May , 2019

The headlines in every Pak newspaper last week was the press conference conducted by the Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR), General Asif Ghafoor. In his press conference...

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Destabilizing the Neighbourhood

Destabilizing the Neighbourhood

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 03 May , 2019

Imran Khan’s comments while on his visit to Iran opened a can of worms. He stated, ‘I know Iran has suffered from terrorism (perpetrated) by groups operating from Pakistan. …we (need to)...

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Can we trust Pakistan?

Can we trust Pakistan?

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 28 Mar , 2019

Post the Pulwama attack, the Pak foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, claimed that Pak and its supported terrorist groups had no role in the attack. He sought to justify this not to the local...

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National Security cannot be ignored

National Security cannot be ignored

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 07 Mar , 2019

Post the Pulwama incident the Government went on an overdrive seeking to act against Pak. The nation cried for revenge, implying launching some form of retribution against Pak. An air force strike...

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Pak hyping up Kashmir

Pak hyping up Kashmir

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 14 Feb , 2019

The Kashmir solidarity day is observed every year in Pakistan on 05 Feb. It organizes rallies and statements are issued by the top leadership in support of the ongoing agitation in the valley. It...

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Disrupting security forces operations

Disrupting security forces operations

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 26 Dec , 2018

In many ways Kashmir has not left the limelight. An area with unmatched beauty and peace, it is now witnessing violence which is being misconstrued across media channels. The recent encounter in...

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