Lt Gen (retd) Naeem Khalid Lodhi

  • Principal Under Secretary of State Alice G Wells is around after visiting Sri Lanka and India. She is likely to call on and meet anyone she desires in Pakistan, irrespective of official status. Besides Foreign Minister (if he is around), Prime Minister and COAS are likely to oblige; thanks to our ...

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  • Security should always be viewed in its broader context, whereby every individual, family, group of people (irrespective of religion, color and creed) and the nation as a whole should feel secure with respect to physical entity, honor and legitimate possessions. This entails an elaborate socio ...

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  • There is a whirlwind of fast changing events. Siege of hapless Kashmiris in IOK continues. US Afghan Taliban talks stalled, for now. Chinese Foreign Minister and Dy Chairman of Chinese Military Commission visited Pakistan. The duo Foreign Ministers of Saudia and UAE paid a quick visit. CENTCOM ...

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  • The political coup in Indian Occupied Kashmiri by Modi Government should have been anticipated by the leadership in Pakistan, had they closely monitored the electioneering campaign, past history , attitude of military commanders (especially post Palwama embarrassment ) and present leadership of ...

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  • Fast evolving regional situation is a corollary of the changing world scenario, where US, a superpower is adamant to remain all powerful and prolong its present status, and China, an emerging super power is struggling to keep rising economically, politically and militarily, without creating big ...

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  • Dark clouds wrapped around this region had menacingly thundered, poured acid rain and evaporated the dreams of welfare and happiness of the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan for more than two decades. But the recent developments in the shape of American desire to leave Afghanistan and the ...

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  • Whenever two neighbouring states with strong political and military standoff acquire nuclear capabilities, with effective delivery means, the entire gambit of diplomacy and warfare changes. Nuclear parity (that exists between Pakistan and India) if properly understood by political and military ...

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  • Whereas we were witnessing a very apparent slide in the rule of law, morality and general lack of trust at all levels - individual, institutional, national and international - but some of the recent developments in our beloved country are so alarming that any discerning mind cannot escape the ...

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  • It is always a great opportunity and good fortune for a nation to be on the right side of the Great powers. Great in terms of values, systems and people, USA commands huge political and economic clout, that can help build weaker countries and serve the humanity at large. But to be too close to such ...

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  • Though we have been facing difficulties and suffering for a long time, at the hands of all these three countries, especially India and Afghan NDS, but it was never perceived as nexus in this form. We normally had bilateral difficulties for diverse reasons and through a variety of means. But the ...

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  • Whenever two neighbouring states with strong political and military standoff, acquire nuclear capabilities with effective delivery means, the entire gambit of diplomacy and warfare changes. Nuclear parity (that exists between Pakistan and India) if properly understood by political and military ...

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  • The reason for abrupt pause in Karachi Operation is well known. The duration of special powers given to Sindh Rangers to carry out operations in aid of civil power has ended and further extension is not being granted by Chief Minister Sindh. He has rather decided to take the matter to Sindh ...

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  • We are right to celebrate a unique opportunity to improve our economic lot; that may lead to improved law and order, alongside positive political developments. But before we start expecting too much, we ought to weigh and analyse the pre-requisites of a grand venture and its implications for our ...

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  • The war on terror, already in its second decade, has shown significant military success and is moving fast to the logical end of its military component. Other than the military and material losses, the malaise of extremism in our society has caused tremendous psychological and social damage to our ...

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