Articles by Syed Ata Hasnain
Jan 08, 2019
India should resist Donald Trump's Afghanistan plans; deploying troops in Af-Pak region is of no strategic benefit to New DelhiIndia cannot draw upon the experience of Operation Pawan because that was an overseas deployment of only the Indian Army and not even in cooperation with the Sri Lankan Army which could have been the host organisation.
Dec 31, 2018
From putting China ties on even keel to getting crucial US waivers, Modi govt managed geopolitics with flair in 2018Going by the extreme concerns over how low the India-China relations reached over Doklam in 2017, the energy shown in retrieving the relationship without embarrassment was a major achievement.
Dec 26, 2018
Donald Trump's threatened Afghan pullout will revive Pakistan-Taliban terror nexus, be bad news for IndiaUS president Donald Trump on 21 December indicated his intent to reduce 7,000 US troops in Afghanistan alongside the total withdrawal of all 2,000 servicemen from Syria
Dec 24, 2018
US withdrawal from Syria could revive Islamic State, bring more West Asian players in an already complex warThe US presence in Syria ensures a professional performance by the Free Syrian Army and its coordination with the Kurdish SDF. Both have the common aim of preventing Islamic State's resurgence as also giving way to a Syrian government victory
Dec 22, 2018
Militarisation of Belt and Road Initiative: CPEC's real benefit for Pakistan, China is strategic rather than economicTransparency on the economic benefits of CPEC to Pakistan and how the loans were structured is what Pompeo was seeking.
Dec 16, 2018
Vijay Diwas: India's success in 1971 War is cause for celebration, but introspection on defence preparedness also neededVijay Diwas was one such event in India’s modern history when it could truly sit back and bask in the glory achieved by its armed forces.
Dec 15, 2018
Pulwama encounter: Civilian casualties in clashes point to increased suicidal trend among Kashmiri youthIn Jammu and Kashmir, there is a need for collective introspection to examine how the threat of civilians being unmindful of their personal safety needs to be countered.
Nov 28, 2018
J&K security forces never lost focus from eliminating terrorists; more efforts needed to prevent local recruitmentThe key to the winning formula is to neutralise far more terrorists than can be recruited in Jammu and Kashmir. That, coupled with effective outreach and quality governance, will ensure a peaceful future in the Valley.
Nov 26, 2018
10 years since 26/11 Mumbai attacks: Effective counter-measures aside, eliminating terrorists alone can't end terrorismMuch like September 2001 attack in the case of the US, India’s homeland security was tightened to a great extent post 2008 Mumbai terror attack. The lack of a repeat event in ten years and in fact the absence of anything near a mass casualty act is a measure of success for the Indian intelligence and response agencies.
Nov 25, 2018
Chinese consulate attacked in Karachi: Incident is a manifestation of Baloch frustration on poor dividends of CPECThe Karachi militant attack may seed more such actions by Baloch rebels and nationalists unless Pakistan is able to convince the Chinese to re-examine the CPEC.