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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Syed Ata Hasnain


The writer, a former corps commander of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps, is currently associated with the Delhi Policy Group and the Vivekananda International Foundation.

Pak-sponsored terrorists target migrants, minorities to show that normalcy in Kashmir is far away
Fri, Nov 01, 2019

With the numbers of terrorists down but some quantum of successful infiltration, as admitted by the JKP, the terrorists have had some time to reorganise, recalibrate and reselect their targets.

Modi’s speech handled political differences with finesse, showed sensitivity towards Kashmiris
Sat, Aug 10, 2019

The address was perfectly timed because the question that was arising was whether India would squander the difficult decision at the altar of unnecessary triumphalism without looking at the sensitivities of its implications.

ISIS claiming responsibility for terror in Sri Lanka points to the danger of its expansion in the Subcontinent
Sat, Apr 27, 2019

The Islamic State (IS) has lately taken responsibility. Yet, the international connection is a matter of piecing the complex jigsaw of international terror, Islamist networks, the situation post the 2009 war with LTTE and other events.

By discussing retribution for Pulwama, the element of surprise is lost
Sat, Feb 23, 2019

When a nation virtually announces that it is going to do something in reprisal it compromises one of the basic principles of war — surprise. It is patient and planned operations that will hobble Pakistan.

In 2019, a new outreach
Mon, Jan 07, 2019

J&K needs a coordinated effort from all stakeholder organisations

The wrong reform
Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Suggestion that rank of brigadier be eliminated, command and control be restructured are ill-informed.

Pieces of peace
Thu, May 31, 2018

Peace initiatives on LoC, and internally in J&K, must be enthusiastically welcomed, but not taken at face value

New shades of an old conflict
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Emergence of credible threats in ‘rear of rear areas’ points to a transformation in threat pattern. As Pakistan’s provocation changes, India’s response must be different too.

Don’t suspend disbelief
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

US President’s censure notwithstanding, Pakistan continues to mainstream terror groups. India cannot let down its guard.

Pakistan, storyteller
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Delhi has much to learn from Islamabad’s diplomatic outreach to the world

Outreach that escaped scrutiny
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

Until the death of Burhan Wani, Kashmir’s new militancy on social media was little understood by the establishment, intelligence agencies and media

Infiltration, best countered
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Pakistani militants are fervently trying to gain access through Uri. This is a warning bell to step up counter-terror ops, intelligence — and outreach to Kashmiris

On the digital front
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

To restore stability in Kashmir, security forces must provide a counter-narrative to the psychological warfare on social media

In spite of the faultlines
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

In a post-Trump world, India can be an example of plural values.

An old new militancy
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

In the absence of political engagement, a wide space has opened up for radicalisation in the Valley.

NIT Srinagar controversy underlines need to handle sensitive issues with agility, an eye on the future
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

The events at NIT Srinagar are sickeningly familiar

State of transition
Tue, Nov 11, 2014

The J&K situation confounds because it is more ambiguous than any internal conflict the Union of India has faced.

No war, no peace
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

President Xi’s strategy of seeking enhanced friendship in the backdrop of a border standoff looks set to continue.

The chief’s challenge
Fri, Aug 01, 2014

General Suhag has 30 months to push the army modernisation project.

Seize the day
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

How Modi can address the drift and alienation in Kashmir