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Kashmir 2014: Talk by Gen Ata Hasnain at IDSA

February 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Analysis

“Kashmir 2014: A Review and Prognosis” The Internal Security Centre at IDSA conducted a talk by Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain on 06 January 2014 on the topic “Kashmir 2014: A Review and a Prognosis”. Gen Hasnain provided a strategic review of the Kashmir situation through the 1990s and 2000-2013 followed by a prognosis for […]

Why we need to watch out for Al Qaeda’s threat

October 5, 2013 by  
Filed under internal security

Brigadier S K Chatterji (retd) We have leaders who would rather that we cohabit with the Indian Mujahedeen than fight terror, as long as the payoffs are there in the next polls… Obviously, we are not headed down the best route to keep terror at bay. A recent statement by Al Qaeda advised against attacks […]

India should Contribute Troops for Afghan Peace

January 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Analysis, geopolitics

As an aspiring, though reluctant regional power, India must overcome its fear of overseas military interventions – occasioned by the ill-advised and unsuccessful foray into Sri Lanka in the 1980s – and stand up and be counted as a genuine rising power that is willing to discharge legitimate regional responsibilities.

Peace and Stability in Afghanistan: The Role of Neighbours

December 13, 2012 by  
Filed under geopolitics

Good governance, including a transparent system for the delivery of justice; sustained socio-economic development; and, a secure environment for the first two to flourish, are the three pillars of a successful counter-insurgency campaign. In Afghanistan, the post-ISAF security environment is likely to spin out of control if supplementary security arrangements are not conceived soon and put in place quickly with the help of its neighbours.

Perspectives on Draw Down in Afghanistan

August 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Analysis

US began nominal withdrawal with pulling out of 1000 troops comprising two groups - the Iowa National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment soldiers from Parwan province in eastern Afghanistan, and the other group from the capital, Kabul. It is not yet clear whether the surge of 33,000 troops has yielded any tangible results but the pull […]

The Afghanistan Draw Down

July 10, 2011 by  
Filed under war on terror

As President Obama took office he shifted focus from Iraq to Afghanistan. However two years down the line his promised surge and draw down have yet to reduce any tangible results. Training the Afghanistan Security forces(ASF) was the prime ticket for the draw down. The primary hypothesis for the ISAF troops to begin the withdrawal […]

News and Analysis 06 February

February 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Uncategorized

Egypt Egypt remains at an impasse Al Jazeera How long the rallies – which are taking place across the country – can hold out has become a crucial question in the crisis gripping Egypt, but the protesters have vowed they will not back down in their demand for Mubarak to step down and end his […]

NATO in Afghanistan – Between Rock and a Hard Thing

August 24, 2010 by  
Filed under war on terror

These faces of war in Afghanistan are a grim reminder that the Taliban are evolving their tactics better than the ISAF in this war on terror. The increased levels of sophistication and expertise in using IEDs and conduct of guerrilla warfare indicates the tenacity and vibrancy of the so called backward Taliban to contest all that is […]