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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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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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The Himalayas: Mystique of our Northern Frontiers

The Himalayas: Mystique of our Northern Frontiers

By: Col Satish Singh Lalotra | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 10 Nov , 2020

“The land North of Gangadwar is known to the wise as Paradise ground. Apart from this land, the rest is called earth elsewhere – Kedar Khand Skanda Puran” Nothing sums up more than the quote...

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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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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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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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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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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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Defence R&D: A key for self Reliance and Modernisation

Defence R&D: A key for self Reliance and Modernisation

By: Dr Sudershan Kumar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 22 Mar , 2018

Our honourable prime minister has repeatedly envisaged the vision of India being a global super power and it is already a super power in making. However becoming a global/original power always...

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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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