Major Adil Raja(R)

  • The resource curse, a global phenomenon, seemingly impacts instability in the Pakistani province of Balochistan. There is a history of military operations by the Pakistani State in its resource-rich yet impoverished province of Balochistan.All these grand-scale military operations starting from the ...

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  • Pm Modi’s team made all efforts to fly to Ferozepur in India’s Punjab for a BJP public rally to announce widescale development projects, knowing what awaited them on the ground. Their best laid plans failed because of the weather, which didn’t allow them to fly to Ferozepur. The ...

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  • “We don’t see ourselves building a broad relationship with Pakistan,” is what the US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman said to Mr Jamshed Godrej at a talk in New Delhi, a few hours before leaving for Islamabad. With the dark perception about Pakistan, shaped by the RSS-BJP ...

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  • As September 11 draws closer, there are concerns in Pakistan about how the situation will pan out post-US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Twenty years of fierce fighting between the Taliban and a coalition of NATO and Afghan forces led by US have ravaged the country and exhausted the superpower into ...

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  • It was after many years that I was meeting my mentor, a General who, back in the day, was a young officer and I a cadet. Our paths crossed many a time after my commissioning. Since he was an inspiration to me, I opted to join his arm of the service.Over a cup of coffee at his sprawling office, I ...

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  • Only those who have fought wars or suffered from its consequences realise the true value of peace. By these standards Pakistani soldiers and those in India, particularly from the fighting arms realise the importance of peace between their warring countries. Pakistan’s dominant majority ...

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  • Freedom is a basic human right. Yet, in the 21st Century, we have places on God’s Earth where people are striving, suffering and dying for the attainment of this fundamental right. A lot of the world’s miseries—poverty, violence, illiteracy etc—are born of conflict. Day in ...

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  • He sounded so convincing, on the phone, with his posh English accent. I received his call from a local line, local to the scenic town, on the outskirts of London that I lived in, one of the home counties of England, where my wife was born and raised. Thankfully she was with me while I listened to ...

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  • I could tell straight away that he, an officer, wanted to talk. He came in to see me as part of a four-member scholars syndicate working on their thesis, which is a part of their M. Phil in media studies. As a Major in the Pakistani Army, he belongs to the Marri tribe of Balochistan. Before he ...

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  • The state-sponsored Sikh genocide in 1984 remains one of the most blood-curdling episodes of carnage in modern history. Pertinently, the pogrom happened when the fascist Hindutva forces were still three decades away from taking control of Indian politics and India’s institutions.In June of ...

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  • My grandfather was a Colonel of the fighting arm of Pakistan Army. He was a war veteran of the 1948, 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars. During 1971, he became a prisoner of war in India for almost three years.The Hindutva Establishment in India that was working under the influence of the “Akhand ...

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  • The definition of astroturfing is: the deceptive practice of presenting an orchestrated marketing or public relations campaign in the guise of unsolicited comments from the members of the public.Astroturfing was invented and mastered by Western countries for commercial purposes. However, Russia ...

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  • The recent influx of propaganda videos on social media against state institutions have raised a few important questions and facts. Consistent spewing of rhetoric, especially the opposition’s narrative against the army on social media is not in line with the previous stance held by such ...

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  • The deep-rooted historical ties between China and Pakistan are indisputably evident and have proven that both countries have a time-tested friendship and needs no explanation. The China-Pakistan interoperability in spheres of defence cooperation, particularly military hardware, the energy sector ...

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  • ‘Heads must roll’, is the echo within the power corridors of New Delhi. During a discreet call, a highly respected, senior ranking Indian Army Veteran, discussed the ensuing war within the Indian establishment with me in detail.Historically, the Indian military has proven to be the ...

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