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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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Taliban’s Second Coming Implications for J&K

Taliban’s Second Coming Implications for J&K

By: Lt Gen Bhopinder Singh (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 28 Jul , 2021

If there was any doubt about the ground surge of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the US Chairperson of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, has confirmed that the, ‘Strategic momentum...

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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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Pakistan’s Unholy Tryst with POJK

Pakistan’s Unholy Tryst with POJK

By: Ansh Choudhari | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 23 Mar , 2021

Not too long ago, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan will allow Kashmiris to decide between choosing to join Pakistan or remaining independent even after they vote in favour of...

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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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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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Indigenisation in Defence

Indigenisation in Defence

By: Dr Sudershan Kumar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 02 Mar , 2021

Under the dynamic leadership of our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, a great impetus has been laid upon atmanirbharta in various strata’s and areas in our country. Complying to the same, even in...

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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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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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