Articles By Maj Gen Harsha Kakar

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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AFSPA should not be Diluted

AFSPA should not be Diluted

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 18 Jan , 2018

There are reports in the media about the home and Defence Ministries reviewing the  Armed Forces Special Powers Act  (AFSPA) and seeking to dilute some sections of the same. This is to cater for...

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Kulbhushan as a tool of Diplomacy

Kulbhushan as a tool of Diplomacy

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

Twenty-two months after Kulbhushan Jadhav was kidnapped from Chabahar in Iran by the Taliban, sold to Pakistan’s ISI, was his family, comprising his mother and wife, permitted to meet him....

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The Jerusalem Vote

The Jerusalem Vote

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 05 Jan , 2018

President Trump, on 6th Dec, unilaterally accepted Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv there. It was not a decision in haste, nor did it stem...

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Rising military power of India

Rising military power of India

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 25 Nov , 2017

India is a growing military power, which is evident with the number of nations seeking to enhance military ties with it. The recent comment by President Trump that the world’s two greatest...

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US at loggerheads with Iran

US at loggerheads with Iran

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 20 Nov , 2017

Trump was screaming against the Iran nuclear deal all through his election campaign, promising to pull the US out, when he came to power. When it was time to certify the deal, he did not, letting...

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Will Tillerson’s visit have any impact on Pak?

Will Tillerson’s visit have any impact on Pak?

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 09 Nov , 2017

Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of state arrived, spoke what he was expected to and left. Now it is time to take stock of what this awaited visit meant for India and Pakistan. India was his final...

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Why does the Military face Shortfall in Officer Ranks?

Why does the Military face Shortfall in Officer Ranks?

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 29 Oct , 2017

Shortage of officers in every branch of the armed forces continues, despite captivating advertisements, variety of service options and interactions with the younger generation in almost all...

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Pak heading for military rule

Pak heading for military rule

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 14 Oct , 2017

The recent statement, post the meeting between the Pak foreign minister, Khawaja Asif and the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, included a comment indicating concerns about the future of...

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An ode to the Gunners

An ode to the Gunners

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 27 Sep , 2017

The Regiment of Artillery, also termed as the ‘Gunners’ would celebrate their 190th Raising day on 28th Sept. It was on this day in 1827, when the first Indian Artillery unit, 5 Bombay...

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India can help diffuse North Korea crisis

India can help diffuse North Korea crisis

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 26 Sep , 2017

The recent North Korean missile launches and hydrogen bomb tests had the US and its allies worried. Japan and South Korea voiced their displeasure, while Trump threatened them with ‘fist and...

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Will Trumps’ Pak threat work

Will Trumps’ Pak threat work

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 01 Sep , 2017

Trump lambasted Pakistan during the recent announcement of his Government’s South Asia policy. He openly blamed Pak for supporting and providing bases to terror groups operating in Afghanistan...

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Changing Kashmir strategy

Changing Kashmir strategy

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 13 Jun , 2017

The Government’s Kashmir strategy is moving steadily from defensive to offensive. Earlier all actions were defensive in nature, with restrictions on engaging Pak posts, violating the ceasefire...

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Countering Pak propaganda in the Valley

Countering Pak propaganda in the Valley

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 29 May , 2017

The army and the nation have immense experience in handling insurgencies. We have been battling them since the fifties. The Naga insurgency began in 1958 and the Mizo uprising in 1966. A...

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Needed : A full time Defense Minister

Needed : A full time Defense Minister

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 11 May , 2017

The Indian system of governance, in the manner it has evolved post-independence, is unique, especially as it concerns the functioning of the military. Fear and lack of trust on the military,...

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Sukhma Encounter and Aftermath

Sukhma Encounter and Aftermath

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Date: 03 May , 2017

The recent ambush on the personnel of 74th Battalion CRPF, in Sukhma was the severest in the past seven years. It was preceded by an ambush about twenty Kms away in Mar, where the CRPF lost twelve...

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Surgical Strike and Pakistan’s Options

Surgical Strike and Pakistan’s Options

By: Maj Gen Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 07 Oct , 2016

Post the Uri attack, the nation was on the boil, seeking a military response from the government. It did put Kashmir on the backburner, enabling the state and the central governments to enhance...

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