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The graveyard of Indian tanks: the battles in the Sialkot sector...

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...

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...

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

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 l General 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...

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

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...

Of promises, meddling and delusions: the story of Pak-USA ties

Saleem Akhtar Malik l May 1, 1960: While I was still enjoying those heady childhood days ,the Soviet Union had scored a propaganda hit over...

The Pakistan diaspora,economy and the Gulf crisis

  Saleem Akhtar Malik l A little more than a century after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire,the Arab Middle East looks as fragile as the...

America’s on again – off again romance with freedom movements

Saleem Akhtar Malik l Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the US gives many reasons to the Indians to chuckle and bask in the warmth of...

Breaking inertia on Kashmir

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...

Indo-US strategic ties: Nuclear brinkmanship in the Himalayas

Saleem Akhtar Malik | Pakistanis keep complaining about America’s totally indifferent stance towards Pakistan during the '65 and '71 wars. Pakistan joined the US sponsored...

The Iranian threat: How can Pakistan safeguard its interests?

Saleem Akhtar Malik | Pakistan’s northwestern and southwestern borders are no longer inert. We are well aware of the security environment along the Durand Line....

The 4th generation war: Who is running away with the show?

Saleem Akhtar Malik | After President Trump’s recent tour of Saudi Arabia and Israel, the Middle East is ablaze with accusations and counter-accusations. The geopolitical...

Operation Blue Star: When Sikhs were massacred by the Indian Army

Saleem Akhtar Malik | Operation Blue Star was an Indian Army operation launched between 1st and 6th June 1984. The aim of this operation, ostensibly,...

Summer of ‘67 (Part-II) – Pakistan Air Force’s show of excellence

Saleem Akhtar Malik | Air Commodore M Kaiser Tufail's gripping account of an epic air battle Parked on the flight lines at Mafraq Air Base...

Summer of ‘67 (Part-I) – How the six-days long Arab-Israel war...

Saleem Akhtar Malik | The world, especially the Arab Middle East, is now witnessing the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israel War that resulted in...

Pakistan finally learns what it must do to help Kashmiris

Saleem Akhtar Malik | 8th July 2016: Kokernag, a sleepy town in the Anantnag district in Indian occupied Kashmir, shot into prominence when Burhan Muzaffar...

Pakistan’s bomb turns 19: Were Pakistan & India 1998 nuclear tests...

Saleem Akhtar Malik | On 28th May 1998, Pakistan carried out nuclear tests under Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, apparently as a response to India’s second...

Can India actually win a war against Pakistan?

Saleem Akhtar Malik | Indian Army releases a video showing the purported destruction, by artillery fire, of a Pakistani post along the LOC. Pakistan Army...

CPEC and Pakistan’s road to development: Can India sabotage the plan?

Saleem Akhtar Malik | CPEC is presently the subject of intense debate within and outside Pakistan. India has openly declared its opposition to CPEC because...

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