Neighbourhood Studies
Pakistan
Running Out of Talk Time

The next three weeks will be marked by a flurry of India-Pakistan exchanges in Islamabad. These comprise the India-Pakistan foreign secretary-level talks on June 24, Chidambaram’s discussions with his counterpart Rehman Malik on terrorism related i

Pakistan's Military Exercise AZM-E-NAU: Need To Monitor Scale and Scope


Pakistan’s Director General of Military Training(DGMT) Maj Gen Muzzammal Hussein and the DGISPR, Maj Gen Athar Abbas at a recent joint press conference in Rawalpindi outlined the details of a large scale Military Exercise code named Azm-e-N

Tectonic Shift in India’s Pak policy

The recent CNN-IBN interview of Mr M.K. Narayanan, the nation­al security adviser (NSA), in defence of the government's assertions on Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, including the setting up of the anti terrorism mecha­nism, has added to the wides

A Strategic Setback for India - Reg. Havana Statement India - Pakistan

Pakistan’s military leadership may consider Havana statement a dividend for the terror attacks in India

 India has suffered its first strategic setback in the fight against terrorism by certifying that Pakistan is not an aggressor but

If Sharif Comes Back

For Musharraf, the Supreme Court decision allowing the return of the exiled Nawaz Sharif could mean a disaster. It turns upside down the delicately nuanced American-backed rescue plan to bail out Musharraf in the face of nationwide protests for en

Islamic Terrorism in South Asia and India’s Strategic Response

This article discusses a new convergence developing among Jihadi groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh and the security implications of this for both the Indian subcontinent and the world at large.

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Djinn is out of Pak bottle

India must immediately upgrade its capabilities and keep a close vigil on the developments to its west Writing in these columns over a year ago, I mentioned that Pervez Musharraf has “domestically lost his credibility and legitimacy” and was

Abject Surrender at Sharm-el-Sheikh

Whatever the mode of engagement — war or diplomacy — nations interact to maximise their national interest. In adverse conditions, like defeat in war, they work to minimise their losses. The icing of ideology, morality, justice, global and huma

India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary Level Talks : An Assessment

In making an assessment of the India-Pakistan foreign secretary level talks held on February 25th 2010 three points must, at the very outset, be noted.

Firstly, that in seeking these talks Government has reneged on its assurances: initiall

India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary Level Talks : An Assessment

In making an assessment of the India-Pakistan foreign secretary level talks held on February 25th 2010 three points must, at the very outset, be noted.

Firstly, that in seeking these talks Government has reneged on its assurances: initiall

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