Saleem Qamar Butt

  • 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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