Ceasefire and India-Pakistan Relations: Overcome the Past to Give Substance to the Future, by Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM*

With the strategic community’s focus and attention towards the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in recent months, little attention was paid towards the potential for change at the western border with Pakistan, and at the LoC. Fairly indicative hints by General Bajwa, the Pakistan Army Chief through his recent statements did not find too many takers.

Jammu & Kashmir: A year after: Last year’s big moves broke self-perpetuating cycle, could potentially end intractable proxy war

On this day last year, much against the run of events in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), the Centre took some major decisions to give a new course to the proxy hybrid war troubled state. It involved two basic changes: abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution which gave J&K a special constitutional status, and its administrative downgrade from a single state to two separate Union Territories of Ladakh and J&K.

India-China Clashes at Northern Borders : Strategic Implications

Two clashes have occurred between Indian and Chinese soldiers in recent days, one each in North Sikkim and East Ladakh. These are strange clashes by military standards as no firearms were used and there were no gunshot wounds or blast injuries. Yet five Indians and seven Chinese personnel have been injured and not in any superfluous way.

India needs to hit Pakistan economically; carry out limited military operations

For almost eight months Kashmir has been quiet, both in the streets, the jungles and the mountain tops. However, with effect, early April this year terrorist-related incidents have been on the rise, at the Line of Control (LoC) and the hinterland. South Kashmir is active but there also appears an intent to activate North Kashmir. The streets so far are quiet and devoid of the activities of rabble-rousers and stone-throwers.

Major cadre restructuring for Indian Army : Short service being overhauled, retirement age being raised

The armed forces are now close to finalising the long-pending package to make short-service commission (SSC) more attractive for bright youngsters, with measures ranging from grant of paid study leave to a golden handshake at the end of their tenures of 10 to 14 years, in the backdrop of the continuing shortage of officers and the urgent need for cadre restructuring.

Hima Das - A symbol of Pride and Hope for the complete nation

Hima das - The Golden Girl of Indian Dreams | The Feat and the History :: It’s a matter of great pride and happiness for Indians as one of our daughters has created history by giving India its first gold in individual track events. Even greats of PT Usha and Milkha Singh who are glorified in the country could not get a gold in their athletic careers. “While you all were sleeping, I rocked the world,” said sensational 18-year-old athlete Hima Das.

Knowledge, Education, India

We have thousands of corporate and spiritual gurus, self-help groups, economists, environmentalists, philanthropists, personality developers, career consultants and defence experts who are ready to provide their services for a fee, however, there is no easily accessible open platform to connect them with society. Our founder realized that till the time there is seamless integration of knowledge in India between the seekers and givers, the twin goals of Skill India and Made in India which are cornerstone of our Prime Minister’s agenda, cannot be fulfilled.