Ravi Shanker Kapoor The murder of Sarabjit Singh has brought the issue of 54 Indian prisoners of war (PoWs) to the fore. They were among the 400-500 PoWs captured in the 1971 India-Pakistan War. While many were allowed to come back, 54 soldiers became victims of the sadism of Pakistani authorities and the neglect of [...]
If India wants Pakistan to behave responsibly, despite the nuclear sabre rattling, it will have to call Pakistan’s bluff by generating and maintaining enough political will – enough to raise the cost of Hybrid War (low on rhetoric and high on delivery). In the military domain, it has to excel in the art and science of conducting hybrid war successfully – tactically and strategically.
By Tazeen Javed In the wake of the cross-border Nato attack in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in Salala, the whole country was up in arms against the aggression of the allied forces. From the political parties to lawyers associations, from banned militant outfits to student organisations, from the head of the armed forces [...]
Editor’s Note: Kashmir has reached a turning point because of the dint of hard work by leaders and people operating to make Kashmir safe. Personalities are important but secondary to the doctrines and people friendly strategies they have implemented. These strategies need to be evolved further by all stakeholders to make Kashmir what it is [...]
Pakistan, therefore, is using the current period to consolidate by silently building constituency for a popular support base. Currently it finds violence counter productive to its overall aim as it would suck away its Afghan resources and make it fight two proxy wars to its east and west.
All seems to be quiet in Kashmir for the time being and there are political voices emanating from the Home Ministry that a political solution to the imboglio in Kashmir is in sight. The separatists deny any such initiative. It is in these relatively quieter times that India needs to once again revisit the earlier [...]
The mid term elections in US have ominous portents for Obama ranging from the domestic to foreign policy issues. This post attempts at unraveling some of the the thoughts being proposed and debated by think tanks across the globe. The domestic issues are for US to take a call om. The real danger is from “New” ideas of military expansionism in South Asia.
A plan B for Obama (FP) The US is severely handicapped by a significant lack of credibility that is a direct consequence of its own foreign policy incompetence in the Middle East in the past several decades, especially the past decade. Most people and political movements, and a few governments, in the Middle East [...]
With 10.10.10 behind us the time has continued to move on as have events. the most chilling news of 10.10.10 is at the top of the pack – a US military action in Pakistan.
Today is 10.10.10 in the calender. Well there is this coincidences of 10 which just may provide answers to our questions. We start ona good note while many couples have chosen to tie the knot on this historic date in the calender. Obama wont seek high-profile role in Kashmir: Lisa Curtis (DNA) Strained relations between [...]