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Maroof Raza’s publications reflect his academic expertise on the issues of military security in South Asia, and what are the intractable issues that confront the decision makers in India. While much of it is about India and Pakistan, like the co-authored recent best-selling book on “Kashmir’s untold story: Declassified” and his earlier compilation on “Confronting Terrorism”, his forthcoming book will be on Sino-Indian territorial disputes.
Kashmir's Untold Story: Declassified
Alexander an Christ in Kashmir Over 200 years later, in 326 BC, Alexander the Great, after conquering the Achaemenid Empire, turned his attention to India, which he believed was the end of the world. North- western India already formed the eastern part of the Achaemenid Empire, at this time.' He divided his invading army into two contingents: one entered the plains of India through the Khyber Pass and the other, led by him, crossed into India via the Hindu Kush mountain ranges, which the Greeks called Caucasus Indicus.
It has been replaced by a stew of nuclear threats, covert action, cross-border support for separatists and terrorists, propaganda campaigns and military feints where conventional armies pretend to attack or defend, without any likelihood of doing so. Organizationally, what now passes for war has been taken out of the hands of the armed services, and is now executed by intelligence agencies, special forces, and insurgents of all varieties and shapes. These struggles are pursued on many levels.
War and No Peace
Although it has recently become fashionable for writers and the media to champion the cause of the Kashmir's, the essential importance of Kashmir - as a bone of contention between India and Pakistan - lies in the fact that it has earlier lead to two Indo-Pak wars, and could be the cause of yet another military (mis)adventure in South Asia. However, the secession of the Valley could lead to a Balkanization of India. This would make the bloodshed of the 1947 partition appear a sideshow, and the subject should thus be understood primarily in such a context.
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His essays and articles are on matters concerning India and International affairs.
SALUTE, has been published from 2009, and the focus of the magazine has been on matters related to India’s armed forces. SALUTE is well read by the members of India’s defence ministry and it’s the armed forces community, as also by retired military and government officials. Each month, SALUTE covers a range of national security and military issues that are of importance to India’s defence establishment, the armed and police forces. Its website is: salute.co.in
Maroof Raza was the Editor-at- Large of “Fauji India” from its inception, and in recent years, he has written many lead essays for OPEN magazine. He also writes regularly for the web newspaper: www.TimesNowNews.Com