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India-China troops’ disengagement along LAC a ‘Test Match, not Twenty20’

Senior army officers on Thursday said disengagement of forward deployed Indian and Chinese forces from friction areas along the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC) would be a “cumbersome and long-drawn process”.
Disengagement of forces has not begun, said one of the officers with direct knowledge of the border row.(AP photo)
Disengagement of forces has not begun, said one of the officers with direct knowledge of the border row.(AP photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 04:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh

‘Cross-border operations had happened in past too’, says Retired Lieutenant General DS Hooda

“It is not a good thing to bring the Army in poll campaign by political parties. The Election Commission too has said this. Ultimately, it’s the institution which suffers damage in long term,” he said on the sidelines of a function
Retired Lieutenant General D S Hooda said on Saturday that cross-border operations had happened in the past too but disapproved of politicising the matter.(HT File Photo)
Retired Lieutenant General D S Hooda said on Saturday that cross-border operations had happened in the past too but disapproved of politicising the matter.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2019 02:05 PM IST
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A surgical or air strike won’t change Pak attitude: DS Hooda

He said the plans will be expanded and revised with the help of institutional structures such as the National Security Advisory Board, National Security Council and the Cabinet Committee on Security.
A surgical or air strike won’t change Pak attitude: DS Hooda(HT Photo)
A surgical or air strike won’t change Pak attitude: DS Hooda(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2019 08:11 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

Growing Indian impatience could spark war-like situation, warns Hooda report

The report said the strife in the border state was fuelled by two critical factors: Pakistan’s constant support to terror, and a “sense of anger” and “alienation” among sections of the population in Kashmir valley.
On China, he said the ongoing border talks had reached no breakthrough and focus of negotiations must shift to accurately defining the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
On China, he said the ongoing border talks had reached no breakthrough and focus of negotiations must shift to accurately defining the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 04:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta and Rahul Singh

Lt Gen Hooda moots internal security steps in Congress report

The report could be released along with Congress’s manifesto on Tuesday, a person aware of the developments said on condition of anonymity.
Former Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General DS Hooda.(HT File Photo)
Former Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General DS Hooda.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Army Gen who oversaw surgical strike submits national security blueprint to Rahul Gandhi

The Congress had set up a task force under Lt General (Retd) DS Hooda in February to devise party’s draft policy on national security.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday tweeted that a task force set up to prepare a draft national security policy has submitted its report.(Photo: Twitter/@RahulGandhi)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday tweeted that a task force set up to prepare a draft national security policy has submitted its report.(Photo: Twitter/@RahulGandhi)
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 05:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Indian politicians lack good quality policy advice

One hopes that Lt Gen (retd) DS Hooda heading a task force for the Congress sets a new culture among political parties.
The Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to ask Lt Gen (retd) DS Hooda to head a task force on national security should be applauded wholesomely. The immediate mission of the task force will be to draft a national security strategy document.(ANI)
The Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to ask Lt Gen (retd) DS Hooda to head a task force on national security should be applauded wholesomely. The immediate mission of the task force will be to draft a national security strategy document.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 07:59 AM IST
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Army Gen who oversaw surgical strikes to head Congress task force on national security

The announcement came hours after the Congress launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP over last week’s Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.
Lt Gen. DS Hooda (retired), the top army officer who oversaw the 2016 surgical strikes, will lead a Congress task force mandated to draw up a vision paper for India’s national security.(HT Photo)
Lt Gen. DS Hooda (retired), the top army officer who oversaw the 2016 surgical strikes, will lead a Congress task force mandated to draw up a vision paper for India’s national security.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 10:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi

Panel recommends reserve force to cut down army size

The single-member panel of former Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General DS Hooda (retd), under whose watch the 2016 surgical strikes were conducted, submitted its report to the National Security Advisory Board late November.
A government-appointed single-member panel has recommended reserve force to cut down army size.(AFP)
A government-appointed single-member panel has recommended reserve force to cut down army size.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 08:23 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByRahul Singh

‘Surgical strikes for political capital’: Rahul Gandhi tweets jibe at Narendra Modi

Lt Gen (retd) DS Hooda’s strong comment against the “constant hype” around military operations prompted a sharp attack on the government from the Congress. Rahul Gandhi complimented the retired army officer in a tweet but packed in a stinging jab at PM Modi as well.
In his tweet, Rahul Gandhi lauded Lt Gen Hooda’s comments. “Spoken like a true soldier General. India is so proud of you,” he tweeted.(HT File Photo)
In his tweet, Rahul Gandhi lauded Lt Gen Hooda’s comments. “Spoken like a true soldier General. India is so proud of you,” he tweeted.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2018 03:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
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