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J&K not yet ripe for a Popular Government

J&K not yet ripe for a Popular Government

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2018

Though the state was placed under Governor’s Rule on 20 June 2018, the state assembly was kept under suspended animation as permitted by the J&K Constitution. The Assembly was finally dissolved...

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Resigned to 1000 Cuts?

Resigned to 1000 Cuts?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Dec , 2018

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat delivered a talk at a Think Tank in New Delhi on November 28. Salient points of his talk, as covered in the media reports are: •  India should first resolve...

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The gun has served no purpose in Kashmir

The gun has served no purpose in Kashmir

By: Farooq Wani | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2018

Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has recently tweeted that the number of Kashmiris’ killed by security forces in 2018 has crossed the 400 mark. He has appealed to the international...

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Accession of J&K: Breaking Many Myths

Accession of J&K: Breaking Many Myths

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2018

At the time of independence, British India was divided on the basis of religion. However, the princely states, on the other hand, were not divided. They were to go, each state as a whole, to...

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Terrorists like Naveed Jatt are a scourge of humanity whose elimination is...

Terrorists like Naveed Jatt are a scourge of humanity whose elimination is...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2018

Naveed Jatt, a terrorist of Pakistani origin operating in Kashmir since 2012 has been killed! He came into the limelight in recent months due to his involvement in the gruesome murder of Shujaat...

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Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani: A courageous soldier devoted to his people

Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani: A courageous soldier devoted to his people

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Nov , 2018

Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani, an ethnic Kashmiri serving the Indian Army, attained martyrdom on November, 25, 2018 while being engaged in a counter terrorist operation at the Kapran Batagund area...

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Mumbai 26/11: A day of infamy

Mumbai 26/11: A day of infamy

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 26 Nov , 2018

Even while holding talks with the US on peace in the Pacific, the Japanese Empire secretly and treacherously planned and carried out massive surprise attacks from the air and the sea on Pearl...

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Reflecting on Mumbai 2008 Attacks Ten Years on

Reflecting on Mumbai 2008 Attacks Ten Years on

By: Nikita Kohli | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 24 Nov , 2018

November 2018 marks ten years since the devastating Mumbai attacks which claimed the lives of 166 individuals[i], injured hundreds more, and brought one of India’s largest metropolis to its...

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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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Grenade Attack in Amritsar – Caution Time Ahead

Grenade Attack in Amritsar – Caution Time Ahead

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Nov , 2018

The primary aim of the recent grenade attack at the Nirankari Bhavan in Amritsar was obviously to disrupt the communal harmony of Punjab. Three persons were killed and 10 reportedly injured in...

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Kashmir Diary

Kashmir Diary

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 21 Nov , 2018

I recently travelled to Kashmir valley in the month of October of 2018. And this must have been the nth time that I was in to this troubled zone. The first journey was way back in the year 1992....

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Emperor Lalitaditya: One Among India’s Greatest Soldier-Statesmen

Emperor Lalitaditya: One Among India’s Greatest Soldier-Statesmen

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 18 Nov , 2018

With the ascendance of the Karkotta dynasty, the Hindu Kingdom of Kashmir reached great heights of power and prestige. Its influence and fame spread far and wide, in the process, attracting...

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Beyond the Bomdila Episode

Beyond the Bomdila Episode

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2018

The Bomdila incident exploded in the media with video clip of the Commanding Officer (CO) of the 2 Arunachal Scouts, an Amy unit, warming a police officer to stay away from his men or face dire...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Build on the peace constituency with patience and...

Jammu and Kashmir: Build on the peace constituency with patience and...

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2018

The political and security situation in trouble torn Kashmir is showing some unusual trends, fortunately, for the better. There is a marked reduction in stone pelting incidents and reports suggest...

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Sniper Rifles with J&K Terrorists

Sniper Rifles with J&K Terrorists

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2018

According to media reports sniper rifles being used by terrorists are those stolen by Taliban from US forces in Afghanistan and then handed over to ISI. These sniper rifles (same as used by NATO...

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Combat in Cities

Combat in Cities

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2018

Russian citizens gathered in Volgograd (erstwhile Stalingrad) in February 2018 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the conclusion of the Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February...

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The Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi

The Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: The Kaoboys of R&AW | Date: 05 Nov , 2018

A few months after I had retired and settled down in Chennai, the late S.A. Subbiah, who had succeeded me in Geneva and subsequently became the head of the Sri Lanka division in the headquarters,...

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Soldiers Stoned to Death – Is the Nation Shamed?

Soldiers Stoned to Death – Is the Nation Shamed?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Nov , 2018

Close on the heels of government’s nationwide celebrations of the second anniversary of surgical strikes through ‘Prakaram Parv’ and immediately preceding Army celebrating the ‘Infantry...

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Who is tolerant? Ask Kashmiri Pandits whose only eleven families survived...

Who is tolerant? Ask Kashmiri Pandits whose only eleven families survived...

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 30 Oct , 2018

In the year 1990, half a million Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee the Kashmir Valley. The orgy of violence perpetrated on them had left them with no choice. The choice was clearly being...

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Gita and Ramayana could nurse Kashmir

Gita and Ramayana could nurse Kashmir

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Oct , 2018

A mere suggestion by the J&K government to consider placing of copies of ‘Gita and Ramayana’ in schools / colleges / libraries has provoked the fundamentalists in the Valley. Amongst these...

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