The strategy aims at managing the mathematics of terror at the Line of Control, creation of a strong intelligence network in the hinterland to isolate and neutralize the militants and spreading the message of hearts through credible and genuine actions.
Hasnain proved to be a man with burning fire for humanity and justice. For decades we have not seen such a man in Indian uniform, with a human heart. Every one may or may not have been moved by Hasnain’s work or sincerity but the fact is he lived up to what he said and believed in Awam, understood the local psyche and more importantly trusted in public and never stood for public atrocities but for public comfort, convenience, empathy and worked for the much needed calm and peace tirelessly even beyond his capacity.
By any stretch of imagination it is naïve to expect that a General of Indian Army would announce “Azadi” for Kashmir but he admits that Kashmir is not a military but political problem but which the political establishment has to find a solution.
Conferring the Ashok Chakra on Lt Navdeep Singh is the latest but not the last episode of gallantry in the long and chequered history of the Indian Armed Forces. His actions speak of military professionalism and placing duty, honour and selflessness above personal needs.
Take home, dear reader, the overriding thought that Navdeep actually lives in all of us. In these desperate times when all seems to be falling apart, there is help at hand to resurrect; reconstruct…That help is within us…Jiva is Shiva. God and godliness live within ourselves and all we need to do is to evoke him and sincerely. We need to do ordinary things with extraordinary zeal and dedication and accountability as well as probity to invoke the Lt Navdeep Singh, Ashoka Chakra inside us. Start now.
The soldier, who has taken position behind a boulder, simulating the terrorist who shot Navdeep, is just five meters away. This was the distance at which Navdeep was fired at, pulling in his buddy to safety as he fell dying. There could not have been a nobler death. Let us join in saluting this bravest of brave men who gave his today for our tomorrow.
I did at Bagtor. You should salute him, man or woman, from wherever you are.
The first Muslim officer to command the Army in Kashmir in two decades, Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain is attempting to bridge the divide between the Army and the people with his “heart as weapon” doctrine, reports MUZAMIL JALEEL. This story first appeared in Indian Express 16 April 2011 ASSALAMUALIKUM. Mera naam Ata Hasnain hai.” [...]