Brig Narender writes, the killing of teenage terrorists in Kashmir has triggered a debate whether it was ethically correct for the security forces to kill young boys or they should have been given a chance to surrender. It also brings in question the role of parents, teachers and religious leaders.
Major General BK Sharma (Retd) writes, the evolving geopolitical scenario in Afghanistan is pointing to what noted Spanish philosopher George Santayana had said: ‘‘those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. History is repeating itself in Afghanistan that has emerged as the epicentre of the ‘New Zero Sum Cold War’ in Eurasia.
Lt Gen GS Katoch, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd) Writes: Of late the media (mainly social) has been abuzz with comments upon, or in criticism, of the deaths of seven civilians in Pulwama District of Kashmir consequent to an operation on 15 Dec.This blog wants to state that the fight against terrorism and Pakistani venom in Kashmir is a fight of the nation and all its security forces.
Maj Gen BK Sharma, AVSM, SM** (Retd), Deputy Director (Research) and Head of Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation, USI attended the Chandigarh Literature Festival 2018 from 07 Dec – 09 Dec 2018. He was co-panellist for the discussion on the topic ” The New Great Game ” along with noted experts , civil servants, diplomats and military leader . He spoke on the dynamics of Great Game in Eurasia, with special reference to Afghanistan, implications and response from India.