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Exclusive Interview: ‘Surgical Strikes Commander’ Lt. Gen. DS Hooda

Interview with DS Hooda |
Interviewed by Gautam Navlakha
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In part 2 of the interview with former Northern Army commander DS Hooda’s by Gautam Navlakha, we find out what human rights violations mean to the army.

In part 2 of the interview with former Northern Army commander DS Hooda’s by Gautam Navlakha, we find out what human rights violations mean to the army. The veteran journalist and former commander discuss the situation in Kashmir, and in other parts covered under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), and how they impact the manner in which the military approaches cases of human rights violations. With reference to the case involving Major Leetul Gogoi, the discussion touches on a key element of civil-military relations within the broader context of the ethics in which democratically elected governments deal with domestic conflict.

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