Articles in Book Excerpts: The Crimson Chinar

Kashmir - The Pivot of Geopolitical Dynamics in South Asia

Kashmir - The Pivot of Geopolitical Dynamics in South Asia

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Book Excerpts: The Crimson Chinar | Date: 31 Aug , 2018

Adorning the head of the Indian sub-continent, the borders of the Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) jutted northwards, connecting with the gnarled heights of the Pamirs in the north-west...

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‘Op TOPAC’: Confronting Strategic Asymmetry

‘Op TOPAC’: Confronting Strategic Asymmetry

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Book Excerpts: The Crimson Chinar | Date: 19 Aug , 2018

“The Proxy War between India and Pakistan has no fronts, no rules of the Game and is not time bound.”[1] The seeds for disintegrating India were planted by General Zia as early as 1982-83,...

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Between Wars 1965 to 1971

Between Wars 1965 to 1971

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Book Excerpts: The Crimson Chinar | Date: 13 Aug , 2018

The years between the two wars were turbulent times for both Pakistan and India. Having lost her indomitable Prime Minister at Tashkent, the Indian polity threw up the relatively unknown Mrs...

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Lessons from the 1962 Sino-Indian War in Ladakh

Lessons from the 1962 Sino-Indian War in Ladakh

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Book Excerpts: The Crimson Chinar | Date: 19 Nov , 2016

This is the third and concluding part of the Sino-Indian war, and although, it covers the wider canvas of the war, it focuses on Ladakh. The previous parts of the extracts from the book: The...

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1962 Sino-Indian War: The Occupation of Tibet by China and the American...

1962 Sino-Indian War: The Occupation of Tibet by China and the American...

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Book Excerpts: The Crimson Chinar | Date: 12 Nov , 2015

This is the second of the series and is aimed to present details of the occupation of Tibet by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), followed by the American Secret War in Tibet, both events...

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1962: The Sino-Indian War: Reflections of the Past

1962: The Sino-Indian War: Reflections of the Past

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Book Excerpts: The Crimson Chinar | Date: 09 Nov , 2015

The 1962, Sino-Indian war is (rightly) remembered by Indians by its ignominy. While, this is justified, it needs to be heighted that the roots of the debacle lay squarely with the leadership; the...

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27 October 1947: The Spectacular Rescue of Kashmir

27 October 1947: The Spectacular Rescue of Kashmir

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Book Excerpts: The Crimson Chinar | Date: 27 Oct , 2015

Celebrated as the Infantry Day by the Indian Army, 27th October, 1947, was truly spectacular in the annals of Indian History – Not only did the Post-Independence Indian Army come into its own,...

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India’s Vijay at Kargil: Lessons that Remain Unlearnt from the Past

India’s Vijay at Kargil: Lessons that Remain Unlearnt from the Past

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Book Excerpts: The Crimson Chinar | Date: 13 Jul , 2015

“The Kargil Operation was an audacious attempt to seize an opportunity of historic proportions.”[1] The 1999 military confrontation on the heights of Kargil was a perilous episode in the...

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The First Kashmir War and Lessons for India

The First Kashmir War and Lessons for India

By: Brig Amar Cheema | Issue: Book Excerpts: The Crimson Chinar | Date: 03 Apr , 2015

Mr C Dasgupta’s acerbic comment that the first Kashmir War was ‘moderated’ and ‘finessed’ is an unsettling truth and a reflection on how the longest war Independent India has ever...

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