Javed Hussain

  • TEncouraged by victory in the Rann of Kutch conflict Field Marshal Ayub Khan set out to conquer Kashmir. His plan was to send 5,000 infiltrators into Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) to incite the Muslim population to rise in rebellion, then deliver the knock- out blow by cutting India’s road link ...

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  • TWhen the American forces landed in South Vietnam in March 1965, they had come with the belief that they would soon crush the ‘racially inferior gooks’ and return home for Christmas. They had gravely miscalculated. The Viet Cong guerillas not only stood up to America’s military ...

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  • TThe seven states of northeastern India, also known as Seven Sisters, are in a state of insurgency. One of them is Nagaland. On June 4, 2015, a convoy of 6 Dogra, an Indian infantry battalion, was ambushed by Naga insurgents in Manipur, another state, killing 18 soldiers. Subsequent to the ambush ...

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  • TOn 8 March, 1965, when the US Marines landed on the beaches of Da Nang, they had come with the belief that the superiority of American arms would crush the “racially inferior gooks”, and they would return home for Christmas. They had miscalculated. In a few years time, the Vietcong had ...

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  • TWhen Pakistan came into being it was a developing state and the people looked forward to a better tomorrow. Seventy years later it is still a developing state but today the people are frightened of tomorrow and any thought about the country’s future fills them with foreboding. With its vast ...

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  • TWhen the operation in Swat and South Waziristan were conducted in 2009, the battlefield was restricted to these areas only. While the operations had succeeded in ending the domination of these areas by the insurgents, they had failed to prevent them from escaping to other Fata agencies and beyond. ...

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  • TThe Egyptian massacre of August 14, 2013, has only proved and further re-emphasised the fact that extremists, whether in the ranks of Islamists or secularists, have no regard for human life. It is the worst form of terrorism when government apparatuses with all the firepower at hand are used to ...

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