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Lt General H S Panag

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The turning point in Naga insurgency

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Lt General H S Panag If one was to point out a single factor that gives impetus to an insurgency, it is the violation of human rights. Irrespective of the cause, an insurgency is led by a highly motivated leadership with a small hardcore following. Majority of... More »

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Review on to restructure Indian Army

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Lt General H S Panag As per media reports, a holistic review is being undertaken to “restructure” and “right size” the Indian Army to bring about a Revolution in Indian Military Affairs (RIIMA) for its transformation. Four different time-bound studies are unde... More »

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A game plan for the captain!

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Lt General H S Panag In the mid-1950s, on being released after four years in jail for the Rawalpindi conspiracy case, a young communist asked Faiz Ahmed Faiz, “Faiz sahib, kya Pakistan ke halat sudharenge ya aur bigadenge (Will the… via TOI Blog More »

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The solution lies in winning hearts

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Lt General H S Panag The facade of the coalition of opposites, that came together in early 2015 to uphold larger national interest and ensure the integrity, security and development of J&K, ended on June 19, 2018, with the BJP withdrawing support. Ironically, ... More »

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Two ceasefires and the way forward

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Lt General H S Panag On May 16, the Home Minister had announced unilateral NICO, Non Initiation of Combat Operations, during the month of Ramzan. This was followed by the DGMOs of India and Pakistan declaring on May 29, that… via TOI Blog More »

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A hero disowned by the nation deserves pardon

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Lt General H S Panag Brigadier Pritam Singh was known as “Sher Bachha” (son of a tiger) because of his outstanding leadership during the siege of Poonch, November 22, 1947, to November 21, 1948. His career was full of dramatic stories. As a young officer, Brig... More »

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Adina Beg – from Patwari to Subedar of Punjab

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Lt General H S Panag The history of 18th century Punjab would be incomplete without the story of Adina Beg, the son of the soil arain (marginal farmer/sharecropper), who played a pivotal role in every political and military event in Punjab from 1738-1758. At d... More »

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Rapprochement with China

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Lt General H S Panag Post Sumdorong Chu confrontation in 1986-87, India had adopted a policy of “strategic restraint” with China, focusing on diplomacy and economic relations. This policy was sustained despite border incidents at Depsang and Chumar in 2013. Th... More »