US Policy: The India Card

After US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Pakistan a ‘reliable partner’ and Defense Secretary Gen James Mattis talked of trying “one more time” to work with Pakistan to stabilise Afghanistan, it appeared for a moment as though the US c

आतंकवाद पर पाकिस्तान की बकवास की पड़ताल

पाकिस्तान में केवल भोले-भाले आम आदमी ही नहीं बल्कि तथाकथित ‘बुद्धिजीवियों’ (ज्यादातर पाकिस्त

Fact-Checking Pakistan’s Tripe on Terrorism

The thought-control exercised by the ‘deep state’ in Pakistan over not just gullible common folk but also the so-called ‘intelligentsia’ (a misnomer for most Pakistani academicians, analysts and journalists) is so overwhelming that most of th

Pakistan Heading into Political Turbulence

In its seventy years existence, Pakistan has been a virtual laboratory of political science. They have tried all possible forms of democracy – parliamentary, presidential, basic, ‘real’, controlled, stunted, non-party, you name it – and have

भारत-पाक संबंध 2017 में भी तल्ख रहने की संभावना

2017 आजादी का 70वां वर्ष है और भारत तथा पाकिस्तान के बीच बंटवारे का भी। 69वें वर्ष यानी 2016 में दोनों दे

Indo-Pak Ties Likely to Remain Fraught in 2017

2017 marks the 70th year of Independence and the ‘Great Divide’ between India and Pakistan. The 69th year – 2016 – saw a steep deterioration in the already not so normal state of relations between the two countries and it is highly

मिलिए नए प्रमुख से; पुराने प्रमुख जैसे तो नहीं?

पाकिस्तान के अगले सेना प्रमुख कमर जावेद बाजवा की नियुक्ति की घोषणा से पहले जो अटकलें लगाई जा र

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

अफगानिस्तान: भारत के विकल्प

अफगानिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अशरफ गनी का भारत दौरा महत्वपूर्ण समय में हुआ और यह दौरा निकट भविष्य

Pakistan's Anti-Terror Moves: Wait, Watch, Verify but Never Trust

For a few days now, a report in the Pakistan daily Dawn has caused considerable interest, and in some cases even excitement, among Pakistan watchers, not just in India but also in other parts of the world. The report talks of the civilian government

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