Articles by Syed Ata Hasnain
Aug 05, 2019
Article 370 revoked: Better governance, security crucial for success as Modi govt's new plan takes effect on groundThough the immediate concerns of the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370 and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir are political and based on security, subsequently, the effects of governance and administrative changes will draw more focus
Jul 10, 2019
This can be a make or break moment in Jammu and Kashmir, but hardly the time to cut back Indian Army deploymentThere is no reason to disbelieve data presented to Parliament because manifestation on the ground also points to an improving situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jun 27, 2019
Disability pension tax: Rather than vilifying soldiers, Defence Ministry should work with forces to prevent dishonest claimsRather than ordering a blanket change of rules on disability pension tax, the Ministry of Defence should work with the armed forces to institute a foolproof and verifiable system for disability claims
Jun 24, 2019
Holding military commanders alone responsible for setbacks in hybrid conflict doesn't absolve State of its roleHybrid conflict is far more complex and the involvement of the state besides the military is extensive making responsibility a collective affair more than ever before.
Jun 13, 2019
India's foreign policy for the next 5 years: Imran Khan's offer for talks needs profound backing from China, Russia for serious considerationThe SCO summit probably provides India with an opportunity to assess how far China and Russia are willing to go in influencing Pakistan’s behaviour towards a more enduring engagement with India.
Jun 01, 2019
Armed forces welcome Rajnath Singh as defence minister; experience from CCS, internal security likely to aid him in new jobThe cheer so evident in military circles on Rajnath's appointment as defence minister has two aspects as its basis, the first of which relates to the allegation that the armed forces were perceivably ill-treated under the previous NDA government
May 25, 2019
Narendra Modi's conundrum on Pakistan policy: Hasty response to peace overtures may upset voters, but long-term solution lies in early interventionThere are the recent measures within Pakistan to curb activities of the India focused terror groups in Pakistan, the already stabilizing situation in Jammu and Kashmir in a season in which terrorist infiltration seems to have been placed on the back burner
May 24, 2019
Zakir Musa killing affords establishment opportunity to reach disaffected J&K youth as security forces press advantageWhile it is good that Zakir Musa has finally been neutralised, what's more important is the ‘what next?’ aspect inevitably thrown up after the neutralisation of a high-profile terrorist.
May 16, 2019
Armed Forces Special Forces Division: A good beginning to make but according higher status in future key for better efficiencyThere a certain number of SF units of different US Armed Forces (Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force) are placed under a central organisation for joint tasking at the central strategic level.
May 10, 2019
US-Iran military dispute easy to initiate, but difficult to control; conflict will push West Asia into chaos, create global energy crisisThe only thing predictable in a possible US-Iran military confrontation is the effect it would have on the rest of the world as the conflict could send national economies into a tizzy