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Kashmir 2014: Talk by Gen Ata Hasnain at IDSA

February 3, 2014 by  
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“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 […]

The Army Take On Pathribal And Machil In Kashmir

February 2, 2014 by  
Filed under internal security

Syed Ata Hasnain Seema Mustafa’s article ‘Army plays politics with fake encounters in Kashmir, is likely to upset many soldiers and rightly so. Firstly, it is a commentary, like many others doing the rounds, without trying to understand the military justice system. These are all based on the recent decision of the Army not to […]

Be Wary of Information Detractors

December 31, 2013 by  
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Syed Ata Hasnain   The army deserves to be complimented on its ability to see through the lengthy procedure of military justice with a sense of balance and ensure that the alleged perpetrators are brought to justice, but like in any such system patience has to be exercised so that justice is meted out and […]

Balance is Answer—No Despondency or Elation

December 28, 2013 by  
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 Syed Ata Hasnain 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. We are an emotive people. For all the positives that emotions evoke, assessments made in their wake, insufficient substance to balance them sometimes […]

Victory’ in the Valley

December 12, 2013 by  
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Indian Express publishes Gen Hasnain’s response to Editor in Chief Shekhar Gupta’s article on Victory in the valley. A most needed perspective to Army in Kashmir.   Syed Ata Hasnain Define what it means before you decide what the army should do. For the first time in years, a newspaper’s leadership has thrown up a […]

Wall of Protection, Not Hatred

December 1, 2013 by  
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Sahil Mushtaq  ”No walls of bricks, demolish walls of hatred” by Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal and published in Kashmir Monitor on 01 Dec 2013speaks about the ‘great wall’ - 135 feet wide and 10 meter high – on the international border between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir that BSF claims to be constructing along the International Border […]

Gen Sharif’s earned his stripes, spots yet to show

December 1, 2013 by  
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The most important question is how new Pak army chief General Raheel Sharif will view the J&K dynamics. However, a reversal of policy is least likely, especially when there is a change of command. Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (retd) Media reports ascribe to him the thinking behind Pakistan’s doctrinal aspects of countering India’s pro-active […]

Nawaz Sharif’s US Visit :Strategising in Haste

November 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Analysis, geopolitics

 Lt Gen (Retd) Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & BAR Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s dilemma is symbolic of the dilemma of the state of Pakistan; the confusion and paradox he lives in reflects the chaos in the region and Pakistan’s position in world polity. In the midst of the most unclear situation in […]

Keran: The Intelligence Games

November 14, 2013 by  
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Keran is back in news again with intelligence agencies and police countering Army’s stand that there was no “large infiltration attempt” as claimed by the army. SAISA had extensively investigated the run upto and the post Keran activities here, here and here. There was more as in the links below to explain what was the […]

Missing woods for trees

November 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Analysis, internal security

This article first appeared in Tribune of today Focus on the larger picture in Kashmir Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain  THE Indian public and the media have taken an unusually intense interest in the incidents along the LoC in Kashmir. Much of this interest seems to arise from emotions and salability rather than informed knowledge […]

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