Neighbourhood Studies
Pakistan
Meet the New Chief; Same as the Old Chief?

In all the anticipation and excitement surrounding the announcement of the appointment of Pakistan’s next Army Chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa, the lines from an old ‘The Who’ song, appropriately titled (when seen in the context of Indo-Pak relations

What makes Pakistan’s New Army Chief Special?

The appointment of Lt. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of Pakistan army has set to rest the speculation on who would succeed Gen Raheel Sharif, but will intensify the debate about the future trajectory of tenuous Civil-Military relationship.

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Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa : Man for The New Season

So finally Gen Raheel Sharif did decide to go home. An extension would have given him two or three years more in uniform. Outside the uniform he can aspire for much more, perhaps even a political career. Seldom has a Pakistan Army Chie

China’s Stance towards Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Recent Developments

Background Given its geo-strategic location, China has been keenly interested in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for long. The Chinese plan, to use Pakistan card against India dates back to the 1950’s when Zhou En Lai suggested

The 'Chief' Among Our Worries

While India remains obsessed with counting or changing its notes and coins, Pakistan appears to be moving quietly towards changing its Army Chief. That is a big event in that country considering the kind of power the Chief wields. Yet,

Hatred and Subterfuge : Pakistan's Proxy War on India

Through my years as a senior commander in the Indian Army there was an annual feature which never escaped my attention. The yearly war game of my formation would invariably begin with a presentation by a new team each time on the psych

पाक सेना द्वारा पाकिस्तान की अर्थव्यवस्था की लूट तथा विश्व आतंकवाद

पाक आतंकियों के उरी हमले के बाद एक बार फिर भारत-पाकिस्तान के रिश्ते तनावपूर्ण हो गये हैं तथा पिछ

आतंकवाद ही था असली एजेंडा

ब्रिक्स और बिम्सटेक शिखर बैठकों के दौरान प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने पाकिस्तान को आतंकवाद क

Dealing with Pakistan – Indus Water Treaty, the Most Favoured Nation Status and Cross Border Terrorism

The surgical strikes that the Indian Armed Forces carried out on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) late September, so effectively seized the national consciousness that they displaced the other important options being discuss

Terrorism was a Bonafide Agenda

Prime Minister Modi’s blistering attacks against Pakistan on its terrorist affiliations on the occasion of the BRICS and BIMSTEC summits have been viewed as excessive by some in India. The various points of criticism are that by focusing so much on

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