Non-Contact Conventional Deterrence

A cause of concern is that the capability enhancement in the area of conventional deterrence has not gained momentum even after the emerging threat levels posed by the neighbouring countries […]

Pakistan: An Army With(Out) The Nation!

It is said that a fish rots from its head https://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/7-pak-generals-teamed-up-with-sc-chief-justice-to-block-qamar-javed-bajwas-extension/articleshow/72322331.cms This article may please be read in conjunction with my earlier articles to get a better understanding https://palepurshankar.blogspot.com/2019/11/living-on-edge-by-lt-gen-p-r-shankar-r.html https://palepurshankar.blogspot.com/2019/09/pakistan-break-ke-baad-after-it-breaks.html […]

A SINO INDIAN CONFLICT MATRIX

The Chinese military buildup is the most expansive seen since WW2 with the Chinese wanting to build the strongest military on earth. Weapon systems and capabilities being developed are awesome. […]

GENERALSHIP IN MULTI DOMAIN OPERATIONS

Preamble This article has been motivated by “Imbalance of Power. India’s Military Choices in an Era of Strategic Competition with China” (https://www.cnas.org/publications/reports/imbalance-of-power) and “Do Generals Matter” (https://warontherocks.com/2019/06/do-generals-matter/) and War is […]

Re-Imaging Kashmir 2030

I am Azadi Khan. It is 2030. A lot has changed in the past decade. Ladakh has made great progress. Jammu has prospered. Kashmir has regressed. It has now gone […]

A Jade Necklace for China

Reality Beyond the Summit With President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram for an informal Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi it is time to take a realistic look at the Sino-Indian […]

The Jihad Of U Turn Khan

Any resemblance to living beings is intentional I am back from a great US trip! Everyone in Packistan loves me after my incisive short speech at the UNGA. I could […]

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Towards Greener Pastures In Kashmir Post 370

This is an extension of my earlier article THE ROAD BEYOND 370 ( https://palepurshankar.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-road-beyond-370-by-lt-gen-p-r.html) Taliban Khan’s “Jihad” on India has united Pakistan as never before. They have wished away all […]

Leadership By U Turn

I was popularly known as Taliban Khan. I used to be very critical of Americans and their Af-Pak Policy. I felt that we were becoming a Chinese colony due to […]

LCA (Navy): Love at First Trap!

Recall the old proverb: ‘success has many fathers. Defeat is an orphan’. Nowhere does it ring as true as in aviation. Here, you are only as good as your last […]

Indian Options to Thwart Pakistan – Post 370

This is a follow up of my earlier articles Post abrogation of  Article 370 – The Road Beyond 370 and Shape of Things to Come From Pakistan Post 370  A thought for all Indians […]

The Shape of Things to Come From Pakistan Post 370

This is an extension of my article The Road Beyond 370 The Views Across Abrogation of Article 370 and associated actions have given us tremendous initiative and has shocked Pakistani thinkers […]

The Road Beyond 370

Preamble Abrogation of Article 370 has evoked national level discussion. The public debate has been of the history and at best the present. The valley has been shut down and […]