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After Anantnag, doing the right things in J&K

New set of metrics that goes beyond security parameters is necessary to evaluate impact of Delhi’s policy in the UT

Security forces on their way to the encounter site in Garol, Kokernag, in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. (HT Photo/Waseem Andrabi)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Support of locals can help secure Jammu

The attack on soldiers on the Jammu-Poonch highway shows that the region needs a serious counterterrorism approach and more security personnel

With much attention riveted on Kashmir, the sensitivity of the Jammu region is often overlooked. The delicate fabric of Hindu-Muslim relations in this area is vulnerable to the spark of communal discord (ANI)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 07:16 PM IST

Dangers of conflict with China at LAC are rising

Both sides have shown a high degree of restraint in not using firearms, but there are limits to self-control when a soldier sees his comrade being bludgeoned with a club.

What is becoming evident is that China is prepared to use military force to change the status quo along LAC. The Indian military, too, is determined to thwart PLA actions and is ready to use force when required. (AFP)
Published on Dec 19, 2022 08:11 PM IST

Decoding the key lessons from LAC disengagement

India has understood that China’s peaceful rise is over and that an unresolved border will remain a flashpoint. So, India must build up its military to deter China from attempting any misadventure at LAC

China has realised that attempts to coerce India by military actions along LAC carry limited gains and could ultimately prove counterproductive. (AFP)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 08:18 PM IST

Tackling China’s infra build-up along LAC

China’s infra development across LAC is impressive, but rather than being alarmed, India must develop a plan that strengthens its deterrent posture

Indian military planners have been of the view that the time taken by the PLA to move significant forces into Tibet and build up logistics for a conflict would provide an adequate warning period to the Indian military for its preparation. However, with faster mobilisation by the PLA, this assumption may require a rethink. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 14, 2022 08:41 PM IST
ByDeependra Singh Hooda

Be clear-eyed about great power behaviour

The new power balance, which will emerge after the Ukraine war, will undoubtedly influence the ongoing great power rivalry between the US and China

Russia invaded Ukraine not because it wanted to occupy territory, but to display its power and authority over its traditional sphere of influence (AFP)
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 07:12 PM IST
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