Harsha Kakar

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is a retired Major-General of the Indian Army and author of the book, Harsha Kakar writes.

POLITICS

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Why India must hold its ground against US on buying oil from Iran

With Trump or without Trump, Washington needs Delhi more than Delhi needs Washington.

VOICES

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No, Kashmir is not burning. Saying so only helps Pakistan

Ex-Army officer explains why BJP and Mehbooba are fooling India with 'divorce'.

POLITICS

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Has Mehbooba Mufti’s outreach yielded any positive results in Kashmir?

Seeking to bring peace to the Valley, the J&K CM seemed to have ignored other parts of the state.

VARIETY

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The truth behind report that says encounters fuel militant hiring in Kashmir

Kashmiris are unwilling to believe that their own brethren across the border are treated worse than second-class citizens.

POLITICS

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Defence land 'encroachment': Stop attacking Indian Army

Among cities where use of Army land has become a bone of contention is Secunderabad, as mushrooming colonies around the cantonment are hit by closure of roads.

VOICES

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An armed forces veteran on why Akshay Kumar's Rustom 'uniform' auction is offensive

Justifying a wrong and refusing to accept the difference between a costume and uniform show Twinkle Khanna’s immaturity.

POLITICS

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What government setting panel headed by Ajit Doval for defence planning means for armed forces

The system may work only if all involved move forward in a coordinated manner and the organisation meets at frequent intervals.

POLITICS

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Kim Jong-un’s China visit: What could be in store for the rest of the world

For China, a unified Korea with close ties to the US is undesirable, as it could enhance threat perceptions and have the US at its doorstep.

VOICES

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Stop these attacks on the Indian Army

Those who lack knowledge on a subject should avoid commenting.

VARIETY

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Indian Army is facing a serious shortage of funds: Is the government listening?

Any laxity in military preparedness, opens the door for adventurism by New Delhi's adversaries - China and Pakistan.