He is an independent analyst based in New Delhi.

Contributions 
China Eyeing Enhanced Role in Afghanistan Post US Drawdown China's Foreign Ministry on 18 July said that it had appointed a special envoy for Afghanistan, underscoring its concerns on the political and security developments in the country. Sun Yuxi, a former ambassador to both Afghanistan (bet...

Sushma Swaraj’s Bangladesh Visit: A Good Start to “Neighbours First” Policy in Dhaka Introduction Termed as a “goodwill visit”, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj led her first international visit to Bangladesh on 25 June accompanied by Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and other senior officials. The visit marked th...

Ukraine Crisis: The Chinese Stand and Lessons for India Introduction As the conflict in Ukraine refuses to abate, it continues to raise fears of triggering yet another confrontation between the Cold War era adversaries – the US and Russia - in a geopolitical tussle for dominance in Europe. The...

Pakistan’s New Policy to Counter Terror- An Appraisal Introduction The Pakistan government approved the National Internal Security Policy (NISP) 2014-2018 on 25 Feb14. In his statement, after tabling the policy before the cabinet for approval, Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar indicat...

Pakistani Taliban’s Deadly Cocktail –Terror and Polio A police escort was killed and another wounded when militants attacked a team of polio vaccinators on the outskirts of Peshawar on 30 November.1 Earlier on 23 November, militants in Pakistan kidnapped eleven teachers involved in a polio va...

Occasional Papers 
Unblocking of NATO Supply Routes By Pakistan: Logistics or Plain Politics? The flow of oil through NATO's Pakistani supply lines is due to resume soon, one year after the attack by NATO troops on the Pakistani outpost at Salala. The decision comes after the first two test-run tankers passed safely through the Torkham crossi...

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