Syed Ata Hasnain

Syed Ata Hasnain

The author commanded the 15 Corps in J&K and is now the Chancellor, Central University of Kashmir

Iran: A port of call for India

The Indian firm India Ports Global Limited has formally taken over operations at the Shahid Beheshti port in Chabahar.

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Secure through 2018, India has work cut out for New Year

India's major strategic security concerns revolved around its relations with China, US, Russia and Pakistan
 

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The forgotten Ukraine crisis

About 17 per cent of Ukraine’s population or 8.5 million is ethnic Russian and wishes to retain its Russian linkage for mutual security.

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Fuelling the French rebellion

Besides the immediate problems of instability in France, Emmanuel Macron’s future is at stake.

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Sri Lanka on path of greater strategic significance

The reset is undoubtedly to India’s advantage but China upsetting the strategic balance through manipulation of internal politics, whether in Sri Lanka or Nepal, is surely not something that falls…

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J&K needs to strengthen governance at grassroot level

The new J&K Governor is proactively attempting to change things and should be advised on ground realities that will really constitute change in a transformational way.

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Negotiating the fault lines

India can balance the relationship with the US and Russia through diversion of some of the arms and technology purchases to the US arms market and hope for waivers to CAATSA. 

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A new world of multilateralism

The S-400 deal may escape CAATSA but this is not the last Indo-Russian deal; shortly more deals for mechanised warfare equipment and helicopters are likely on the cards. Will each attract a…

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The Maldives & geopolitics

The recently concluded Maldivian election threw up a major surprise as the incumbent President Abdullah Yameen was defeated by a coalition of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and the Jumhoree…

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Opinion: New threats to forces in J&K

The government needs to act quickly to restore confidence. It is not panic station yet, but clearly there is a dearth of troops in Shopian, in particular, that is affording space and freedom of…

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Opinion: A year on, post-Doklam

The termination of the Doklam stand off has been classified as an act of maturity on the part of both India and China in keeping with their mutual interests.

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