Strategic Setting

  • Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema


The defence of a country primarily implies the preservation of its territorial integrity and, through military preparedness, inculcating a sense of security among its citizens. While setting out to formulate a country’s defence policy, the planners often begin with the identification of threats emanating from both external and internal sources. Later they move on to the evaluation of the manner and the intensity of the perceived threats. Comprehensive dossiers on actual and potential adversaries are prepared highlighting the potential enemy’s capabilities and intentions. Justifications for a certain level of force posture are frequently found in the perceived adversaries’ intentions and the country’s defence requirements as assessed by the planners.


Security Council Partition Plan Cash Balance Muslim Majority North West Frontier Province 
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  1. 1.Quaid-i-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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