Articles By Maj Gen Harsha Kakar

Xi-Biden Summit Flops

Xi-Biden Summit Flops

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 27 Nov , 2021

The over-hyped Xi-Biden summit held last week ended up as ‘much ado about nothing.’ The nearly three-and-a-half-hours summit was mainly both sides projecting their views with no joint...

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Is China Planning Something?

Is China Planning Something?

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 24 Nov , 2021

In an interview to the media, the army commander of Eastern Command, Lt Gen Manoj Pande, stated that Chinese exercises in the region have increased as also has troop density. Its infrastructure...

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A long way to go in Ladakh

A long way to go in Ladakh

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 12 Aug , 2021

Over the weekend, a Government press release stated that disengagement has taken place in Gogra Post, where the troops were deployed in platoon strength approximately 500 meters apart. As per the...

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Iron Brothers have Similar Traits

Iron Brothers have Similar Traits

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 07 Aug , 2021

The Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, Xie Feng, speaking to his US counterpart, Wendy Sherman, last week, stated, ‘The desire to seek hegemony or territorial expansion is simply not in the Chinese...

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Now, Taliban controls Pakistan

Now, Taliban controls Pakistan

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 22 Jul , 2021

Imran Khan in an interview with the New York Times, stated, ‘Given that the US gave a date of withdrawal, from then onward, our leverage diminished on the Taliban. And the reason is that the...

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Summer is around the bend

Summer is around the bend

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 30 Apr , 2021

The Indian armed forces have gained immense experience, over the decades, on the impact of the weather along its troubled borders. Hence, the army maintains separate summer and winter postures....

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Divergences between India and China on Ladakh

Divergences between India and China on Ladakh

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 25 Apr , 2021

The CDS, General Bipin Rawat, stated at the Raisinadialogue, ‘I think India has stood firm on the northern borders and we have proven that we will not get pushed. And I think whatever we have...

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Playing with the Officer Cadre

Playing with the Officer Cadre

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 22 Apr , 2021

A recent press report stated that the army is considering directly recruiting JCOs to fill vacancies in the officer cadre. They will be eligible for promotion upto the rank of Colonels. To assuage...

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India-Russia Divergences

India-Russia Divergences

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 14 Apr , 2021

The recent two-day visit of the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, to India was followed by a similar duration visit to Pakistan. While in India he held discussions with his counterpart, S...

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Stumbling blocks between India and Pak

Stumbling blocks between India and Pak

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 01 Apr , 2021

General Bajwa, addressing the Islamabad Security Dialogue stated, ‘We feel it is time to bury the past and move forward.’ He added, ‘Kashmir dispute is obviously at the head of this problem....

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Commenting on India’s Internal Matters

Commenting on India’s Internal Matters

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 25 Mar , 2021

The Indian parliament, in retaliation to London’s actions sometime prior, discussed the case of racism in UK’s Oxford University, where Indian student, Rashmi Samant was forced to resign as...

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Are the Armed Forces serious on Theatre Commands?

Are the Armed Forces serious on Theatre Commands?

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: Centre for Joint Warfare Studies | Date: 22 Mar , 2021

Addressing the Combined Commanders Conference, Rajnath Singh stated, ‘We are working towards increasing jointness in the armed forces. The optimal utilisation of our resources and...

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Increasing Cyber Threat

Increasing Cyber Threat

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 18 Mar , 2021

The New York Times (NYT) in a recent article blamed a Chinese hacker group called ’RedEcho’ for the failure in Mumbai’s power grid on 12 Oct last year which led to a power failure, stopped...

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Entry and Exit- Decoding the Chinese Game

Entry and Exit- Decoding the Chinese Game

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 11 Mar , 2021

The disengagement process in Ladakh is well underway. This will be followed by de-escalation and finally de-induction, ending, hopefully, the most serious crisis which engulfed the country in...

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China cannot Accept Body Bags

China cannot Accept Body Bags

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 05 Mar , 2021

The Global Times, China’s official mouthpiece, commenting in an article of 20th Feb, post the announcement of Chinese casualties in the Galwan Clash, stated, ‘While the Chinese are mourning...

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Post the Defence Budget

Post the Defence Budget

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 14 Feb , 2021

The budget speech by the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, had no mention of the defence outlay. This left many wondering whether the budget did cater for the growing security threats that the...

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Subtle Messages sent this Republic Day

Subtle Messages sent this Republic Day

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 08 Feb , 2021

Republic Day celebrations have traditionally been occasions of displaying Indian military might, soft power and national culture. As a tradition, spanning over five decades, it has always had a...

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Does Indian Foreign Policy need a Rethink?

Does Indian Foreign Policy need a Rethink?

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 30 Jan , 2021

Chatham House, an international affairs think tank in UK stated in a recent report, ‘While giving India the attention it deserves, the UK government needs to accept that gaining direct national...

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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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