Saleem Akhtar Malik

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What led to 1965 war? – Part 1

Saleem Akhtar Malik l The 1965 War Kashmir is simmering with a brazen homegrown resistance movement against the Indian state. Since last year, Kashmir is back...

What happened on the Kasur front in the 1965 war?

Saleem Akhtar Malik |In this sector, Pakistan’s 11 Division (21, 52, and 106 Brigade), with under command 15 Lancers and 32 TDU* were pitted against...

How Pakistan planned and prepared for the 1965 war against a stronger enemy?

Saleem Akhtar Malik l Planning and Preparation Force RatiosWar plans are based on the threat assessment. Let us have a look at the relative force ratios...

The graveyard of Indian tanks: the battles in the Sialkot sector in the 1965 war

Saleem Akhtar Malik |In this sector Pakistan’s 15 Division, consisting of four infantry brigades (24,101,104, and 115) and 6 Armoured Division, faced Indian I...

Why will US military continue to fail in Afghanistan?

Saleem Akhtar Malik |On 7th October 2001, almost a month after the tumultuous bombing of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, U.S. and British...

The dimensions of the Indo-US strategic relationship

Saleem Akhtar Malik|Conceived in 2009 as the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, the mechanism has been the primary forum to advance “shared objectives in regional security,...

Why are Iran and US bitter & old enemies?

Saleem Akhtar Malik |Getting bored with his sniping match with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Trump has now turned his Twitter guns on Iran....

Cheers at Gymkhana remained a dream for Indian Generals

Saleem Akhtar Malik lGeneral Chuadhari's dream of having a toast at Gymkhana remained unfulfilled. At the Lahore front Indian XI Corps began its operations by advancing...

How we allowed the US to Endanger Pakistan’s Security

Saleem Akhtar Malik l The U-2 incident occurred during the Cold War on 1 May 1960, during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the premiership of Nikita Khrushchev, when a United States U-2 spy...

NRO: What it was and what it became?

Saleem Akhtar Malik l National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) stands prominently in the cliché ridden Pakistani society. Unmindful of the grammatical connotations, our political jargon has...

Remember the hero of Lakshmipur: Major Tufail!

Saleem Akhtar Malik l On the eve of independence, Jinnah had declared that the future relations between India and Pakistan would be like those between...

Of biscuits and hot tea-cups: US aid to Pakistan over the years

Saleem Akhtar Malik l Since 1947, Pakistan’s relationship with the US has followed a tortuous and unpredictable route. The relationship had all along been a...

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