Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)
In its desire to move away from the Middle East theatre, which includes Afghanistan, and refocus on the Indo-Pacific, the US may have dug a hole of instability in the heart of Asia
20 Sep 2021
The ISI director general’s early visit to Kabul is not for the sake of the Taliban, but more for Pakistan’s interests and we know where these lie
07 Sep 2021
Weapons proliferation is one of the most dangerous outcomes of recent events. There is the potential of human resources, terror finances and weapons reaching J&K.
23 Aug 2021
To cement the success in Kashmir, there is a dire need for a strategy with a clearly earmarked role for different organisations. None of this should be left to imagination
10 Aug 2021
There is yet speculation that the lessons of Kargil have not manifested sufficiently to prevent India being strategically surprised. Eastern Ladakh 2020 is often quoted.
27 Jul 2021
Neutralising Osama was a moral victory for the US but little else seems to have been achieved. It is making the same mistake it did in Iraq—a premature conflict termination
12 Jul 2021
By inviting the J&K politicians for talks, some of the venom of regional politics has been neutralised and the path towards more substantive issues appears to have been cleared
26 Jun 2021
In the face of continuously reported PLA upgradation in Tibet, we need to prepare deliberate defences in depth and have the means to also carry out offensive operations
31 May 2021
One is tempted to dive into the recent riots in Jerusalem and the sudden reawakening in Gaza, but the evolving situation between Iran and Israel bears greater strategic significance
17 May 2021
Death in a hospital, on an ICU bed and under effective medical care brings a level of mental satisfaction to family members, of having done their best to save a life.
04 May 2021
Drone warfare is in its nascent stages but a surge is going to happen with rapidly developing technologies. War-fighting doctrines need to be shaped to absorb this new capability
05 Apr 2021
The last four attempts at rapprochement were derailed due to actions initiated from Pak. What has changed in Islamabad that we can foresee a different course ahead?
22 Mar 2021
What can be done to ensure that the ceasefire agreement with Pakistan works without hiccups and progressively ushers in a peace process?
08 Mar 2021
With the situation in J&K much better after the Article 370 move, there are murmurs afoot again about reducing the Army’s footprint, if not wholesale withdrawal.
08 Feb 2021
A strong China-Iran link in the economic and strategic domains will counter the US attempt to shift the focus of the world to the Indo-Pacific
21 Jul 2020
It managed to get China to initiate an unrecorded discussion in the UN Security Council to flag concerns over J&K.
26 Oct 2019
Over a million Indian troops participated overseas while the overall strength touched almost 1.4 million.
11 Nov 2018
The Second Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan and Ordinance XX declares Ahmadis to be non-Muslims and further deprives them of religious rights.
14 Sep 2018
We are an emotive people. For all the positives that emotions evoke, assessments made in their wake, insufficient substance to balance them sometimes create problems in the strategic sphere.
21 Dec 2013