The story of Kashmir through the eyes of a soldier | Major Gaurav Arya | TEDxMITP

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Soldiers are fairly uncomplicated human beings. When you are in the business of killing and dying, having over evolved motions just speeds up the process. They like to keep it simple.
They think of themselves as defenders; defenders of the people and the land. Their entire worldview of Kashmir has evolved through this narrative.

None other but the brave, the fighter and the justice seeker. Major Gaurav served the Indian Army from 1993-1999 and is currently the President of the Smart Group in New Delhi. He vividly writes on Kashmir, Af-Pak, Pakistan and it’s “deep-state”, role of social media in influencing public opinion and national security.

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