Syed Ata Hasnain

Syed Ata Hasnain

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

Having an eye in sky in form of satellites is a major advantage for militaries

With a process code-named Mission Shakti, India became the fourth country in the world to develop this specialised technology and successfully test it, after the US, Russia and China.

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Masood Azhar and China's 'new great game'

What is China’s national interest which forces it to be out of sync with international sentiment and stand by its strategic partner, Pakistan at this juncture? 

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Pulwama aftermath: Pakistan has a propensity to play mind games

Pakistani leadership has a propensity to play mind games using the nuclear option even at the early period of the escalatory spiral. 

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Pulwama terror attack: Return of IEDs after a decade

The IED and its derivative the car bomb are today two of the most potent weapons of terror.

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Last copter from Afghanistan: Taliban chooses to continue fighting while negotiating with the US

The Taliban is deeply suspicious of US intent. As a non-state entity, it is difficult to negotiate with, as it is not bound by conventions and rules; there can be no certainty that the Taliban…

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Five security threats in 2019

The armed forces have to project deterrence and dissuasion, foremost issue in this domain is the determination of threats.

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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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