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Frayed Fabric of South Asia-US Geopolitics

April 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Analysis, geopolitics

US strategic operations to turn Pakistan into a dependent-client-state goes back to the early 1950′s, just about the time Kayani and Pasha were born! The two know nothing else except growing up and serving their Army and covert intelligence in US-dependent-client Pakistan.

Gaddafi, Arabs and the West

April 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Analysis

The Arab uprisings are beyond the control of Western Military intervention. They need proactive diplomacy.

The UN needs to take lead to resolve these uprisings rather than open other fronts of war which would submerge a major portion of humanity in a West versus Islamist struggle.

News and Analysis 24 April

April 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Uncategorized

Libya Lost in Libya – Los Angeles Times editorial In Libya, ‘Mission Creep’ Sets In – Los Angeles Times opinion Syria 120 Dead after 2 Days of Unrest in Syria – Associated Press Shameful Inaction on Syria – Washington Post editorial Assad Must Change Course, Fast – Daily Star editorial Yemen Yemeni President Agrees to […]

A People’s General

April 17, 2011 by  
Filed under internal security

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.” […]

News and Analysis 16 April

April 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Uncategorized

Af Pak Clinton Predicts Violent Spring in Afghanistan – Washington Post Spring Fighting Season to Test Gains in Afghan War – Associated Press Condolence Payments for Afghan Civilians – Los Angeles Times editorial Pakistan Militants Killed 2,500 in 2010, Report Says - BBC News Arab World Operation Libyan Freedom – United Press International opinion NATO Made Right Call […]

Hope for a Change in Kashmir

April 16, 2011 by  
Filed under internal security

Only a focussed drive would ensure eradication of the problem of drug abuse. Awareness, identification and eradication by understanding all nuances of the menace was therefore important.

Anna and the Revolution

April 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Analysis

In sum the Anna initiative may have woken up the people and the political class from their slumber but just a little bit. They know they rule “Chalta Hai” from the traffic cop to big ticket purchases. The ghosts of corruption are managed by them and it would be a long time, may be some generations past Anna and me, before we may inch towards lesser corruption.

News and Analysis 09 April

April 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Uncategorized

Af Pak Why It’s Time to Negotiate With the Taliban – The Atlantic opinion Official: Pakistani Troops Kill 54 Militants in NW – Associated Press Al Qaeda Returns to Afghanistan - PBS opinion Pakistan’s Problem: It’s Not British Enough – Daily Telegraph opinion Arab World Keeping Ahead of Qaddafi – New York Times editorial U.S. Faces a Libya […]

After Thoughts from World Cup 2011

April 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Uncategorized

Why did team India perform? Because they had depth in their batting, bowling and fielding was excellent. Does our government have depth, can they last all 50 overs or 5 years. Overall they had faith in their captain and coach. Two batsmen didn’t perform, so what, the rest did. Two bowlers didn’t perform, so what? The rest did.

Pragmatic General

April 5, 2011 by  
Filed under internal security

Generals of Indian Army very rarely go public. They are glued to army discipline. In particular, on policy matters, Generals never open their mouth. However, in a rare case, General Officer Commanding of the Srinagar based 15 Corps, Lt General S A Hasnain made some candid and frank comments on a few aspects related to army’s presence in the state. In a […]

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