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Brig. General Asif H. Raja

Brig. General Asif Haroon Raja is on the board of advisors for Opinion Maker.  He holds an MSc war studies degree.  A second-generation officer, he fought the epic battle of Hilli in northwest East Bengal during 1971 war, He served as Directing Staff Command & Staff College, Defence Attaché Egypt, and Sudan and Dean of Corps of Military Attaches in Cairo. He commanded the heaviest brigade in Kashmir. He is tri-lingual and speaks English, Pashto, and Punjabi fluently. Currently, he is a defense analyst and columnist and writes articles on security, defense, and political matters for numerous international/national publications.  He is chairman at the Thinkers Forum Pakistan, Director Measac Research Centre, & Member CWC PESS & Veterans Think Tank He is also the author of many books;  ‘Battle of Hilli’, ‘1948, 1965 & 1971 Kashmir Battles and Freedom Struggle’, ‘Muhammad bin Qasim to Gen Musharraf’, and Roots of 1971 Tragedy’.  His latest book is ‘Tangled knot of Kashmir : Indo-Pakistan antagonism: vol. 1 and vol. 2"


VT Correspondent Asif Haroon reports on PTI's Fake News Vandalism in Pakistan

Beginning of Civil War in Pakistan

VT's man on the ground in Pakistan, Asif Haroon, reports on rumblings that civil war is coming

Thoughts on Terrorism & Afghanistan for 2023

by Asif Haroon Raja The end of the war in Afghanistan in Aug 2021 raised hopes in Pakistan that its western border would become peaceful....

Pakistan Riddled with Multiple Crises

Two-Party Rule & Military Rule

Kashmir Kept in Cold Freezer

VT's Asif Haroon reports from Pakistan on the Situation in Kashmir

Global Update: What are the Challenges in Foreign Policy for 2023

VT's man in Pakistan, Gen. Asif Haroon, updates us what's happening on the Global Stage

The Rise and fall of Muslim Power: Eroding Moral Fibre

VT's man on the ground in Pakistan, Asif Haroon Raja, gets real honest about world power and Islam

India trying to wear a mask of sympathy with Pakistan

There can be no peace with India without the resolution of the Kashmir dispute based on the UN resolutions, lying in the pending tray of the UN since 1949.