Saleem Qamar Butt

  • Pakistan is the only country on planet earth that lost half its part i.e. former East Pakistan due to a well-crafted Indian disinformation warfare launched to exploit the then existing political fault lines. It did not stop there in 1971, but continues to date to keep the created illusions and ...

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  • Rising China has been the number one challenge to US hegemony on the global scene for over a decade. To take care of that emerging strategic threat, successive American governments have been putting in place a number of economic and military safeguards in place. Declaring India a US strategic ally ...

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  • In one of my previous articles, “Murky American Politics Posing Global Foreign Policy Challenges”, an attempt was made to sketch out the constraints imposed on smaller countries in the American orbit and even outside it. In this article, I shall focus on the imperatives of fine-tuning ...

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  • Our beloved Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a gift of providence, which is being played around like a game of Jenga by serving the political and bureaucratic elite. Jenga is a game of physical skill created by the British. Players take turns removing one block at a time from a tower constructed ...

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  • I just heard Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Indian “NOW Channel Summit, India Action Plan 2020”. Talking to a select elite gathering, he claimed delivery of his promises made before and during his election campaign by saying, “commencement of Ram Mandir (Temple) at ...

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  • “To achieve victory we must mass our forces at the hub of all power and movement. The enemy’s “centre of gravity.” –Carl von Clausewitz In a competitive examination 30 years ago, we were asked to briefly explain General von Clausewitz’s theory of the Centre ...

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  • The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has chosen California Sen. Kamala Devi Harris as his running mate, which ended months of relentless speculation over the prospects of more than a dozen prominent women, from progressive powerhouses such as Stacey Abrams and Sen. Elizabeth ...

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  • In my last article, “India’s narrative; embarrassment into strategic opportunity”, it was underscored that the Indian government led by Modi was attempting to cover up the embarrassment suffered at the hands of the Chinese in Ladakh and earlier, from Pakistan after their military ...

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  • This article is a sequel to my earlier piece, ‘Indo-China standoff; the tactical face of strategic contest’, and is an attempt to bring to light the ongoing desperate efforts by India to not only cover up domestic politico-military embarrassment, but also twist it into a strategic ...

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  • The entire Sino-Indian border (including the western LAC, the small undisputed section in the centre, and the McMahon Line in the East) is 4,056 km long and traverses the disputed territory of Ladakh, and four Indian states: Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, and disputed Arunachal Pradesh. ...

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