Articles By Maj Gen Harsha Kakar

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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Punjab was always on Pak’s Radar

Punjab was always on Pak’s Radar

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 22 Nov , 2018

The recent grenade throwing incident in the Nirankari Bhawan in Amritsar’s Rajasansi village left three dead and ten injured. The police claim that bike-borne individuals lobbed the grenade and...

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Tampering with Military Assets

Tampering with Military Assets

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 14 Nov , 2018

The present Government is the first in Indian history to eye military assets and use them to enhance vote banks or open doors to corruption. In the bargain they are denuding the capability of...

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India needs to get over its Pak fixation

India needs to get over its Pak fixation

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 11 Oct , 2018

During her speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Sushma Swaraj, India’s external affairs minister, devoted approximately half her speech on Pakistan. This has been the norm over the years....

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US responsible for mess in Afghanistan

US responsible for mess in Afghanistan

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 13 Sep , 2018

The US has been in Afghanistan since 2001, all through seeking a way out. Its entry was an act of retaliation to 9/11 and justified, but since then, it has been at the losing end. It was an open...

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Role of press in changing perceptions on Kashmir

Role of press in changing perceptions on Kashmir

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 01 Aug , 2018

The reality is that Kashmir faces a proxy war pushed on the country by Pakistan. The proxy war claims the lives of terrorists, Kashmiris and security forces. Complete Kashmir does not burn, nor...

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Pak Elections Genuine or Doctored

Pak Elections Genuine or Doctored

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 24 Jul , 2018

Pakistan goes to the polls on 25th July to elect a new National Assembly, leading to the appointment of a new Prime Minister. The way the election process is moving raises questions on whether the...

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Opening of Army Cantonments

Opening of Army Cantonments

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 31 May , 2018

The recent unilateral decision by the defence minister in opening army cantonments across the nation, without taking the views of the army hierarchy, solely based on inputs from the Defence...

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Bringing Indo-China relations back on track

Bringing Indo-China relations back on track

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 06 May , 2018

Xi Jinping was the first leader whom PM Modi hosted in his home town Ahmedabad in Sept 2014 and Xi responded by hosting Modi in Xi’an, his own home town in May 15. Since then, the two have met...

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US Sanctions and Indo-Russian Arms Deals

US Sanctions and Indo-Russian Arms Deals

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 04 May , 2018

Post its annexation of Crimea in 2014, sanctions began being applied against Russia. With the US claiming Russia’s active interference in its Presidential polls, sanctions only increased. The...

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Pak’s Attitude would only Worsen Ties

Pak’s Attitude would only Worsen Ties

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 12 Apr , 2018

There were a few adverse comments from Pak in the press recently. Firstly, post the encounter last weekend resulting in 13 militants being eliminated, Pak leadership termed it as a ‘brutal...

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China will soon annex Pak as its province

China will soon annex Pak as its province

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 06 Mar , 2018

Recent reports indicate that China is moving at a fast pace to annex Pakistan as one of its provinces. In other countries where China has invested, and the nations have been unable to pay, they...

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Time for US to Change Pak Strategy

Time for US to Change Pak Strategy

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 14 Feb , 2018

Last month has been witness to massive attacks on the population of Kabul. A strike on the Intercontinental Hotel claimed 20 lives, following which was the explosive laden ambulance suicide attack...

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Doklam re-emerges into Limelight

Doklam re-emerges into Limelight

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 01 Feb , 2018

Doklam went into slumber post the mutual withdrawal by both forces, after a tense 73 days standoff. One adverse incident during the standoff could have snowballed into an embarrassing situation...

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Growing India and US military relationship

Growing India and US military relationship

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 29 Jan , 2018

The US ambassador to India, Kenneth I Juster, proposed during his first public speech in Delhi that scaling up of strategic relations with India can also involve posting of liaison officers in...

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