Pakistan
Challenges in Stabilising The Streets of Kashmir

After two months of strife in the Kashmir Valley we may be just heading into better control of the situation which resulted from the response to the killing of Burhan Wani the young South Kashmir militant leader, on 8 Jul 2016. However, the time take....

Kashmir: Who’ll Buy What Pakistan is Selling?

For nearly quarter of a century now, that is ever since terrorism enveloped the state of Jammu and Kashmir around 1989-90, India has downplayed the Pakistan’s diplomatic propaganda campaign against it. Except for pro forma rebuttals in the UN to Pa....

Implications of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), announced during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s well-publicised two-day (April 20-21, 2015) visit to Pakistan and with a value estimated by Pakistanis at US$ 46 billion, is a bold geo-economic initiative....

Why PM Modi's Iran visit is important

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran on May 22-23 has manifest bilateral and regional importance. It is a much delayed visit and until recently it seemed that it could well have got postponed to early next year. The decision to visit now ra....

Indo-Pak Dialogue - Who Pulled The Plug?

Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi, Abdul Basit’s April 7, 2016 reply to a question regarding the meeting of the Foreign Secretaries that, "There is no meeting scheduled for now. I think at present the peace process is suspended", has led to a....

Foreign Secretaries Meeting: Frank, Yes; Constructive, No

‘Still on square one’, pretty much sums up the meeting between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the ‘Heart of Asia’ Senior Officials meeting in New Delhi. In fact, the meeting was such a non-event that even th....

Does India Have A Plan ‘B’ (Balochistan)

Balochistan has, for some years now, become something of a buzzword in India to score some debating points over Pakistan. In the process, India has done great disservice to the Baloch who are waging a lonely battle against the might of the Pakistani ....

Air Power: Ground Strike Capabilities must be Enhanced to Support Army Operations

Recently, in a rare public admission, Air Marshal B S Dhanoa, Vice Chief of Air Staff (VCAS), said while briefing the media recently on the eve of Exercise Iron Fist, a firepower demonstration of the Indian Air Force (IAF) that the “numbers are not....

Demilitarization of Siachen: A Seditious Proposal

Siachen is in the news again. Loss of ten precious Indian lives in the most unfortunate tragedy of 3rd February has reignited debate about the rationale of our military presence on the glacier. Pakistan High Commissioner was quick to re....

Image Challenge for The Indian Armed Forces: Take It by the Horns

At the outset, I must warn my readers that this is going to be more about the problem than the solution; that is because the problem itself needs a detailed definition before a solution can even be considered. The Indian Armed Forces and mainly the I....

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