Pakistan
Terror Financing: Battle beyond the Banks

… FATF pronouncements are sensitive to the requirements of better information sharing between the law enforcement agencies, banking sector, governments, and the private sector … it is also engaging police officers, judges and prosecutors to improve...

‘Quad Plus’ Dialogue – Tokyo

A four-member team from the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) comprising Director, Dr. Arvind Gupta, Lt. Gen. Ravi Sawhney, Ambassador Anil Wadhwa and Dr. Harinder Sekhon participated in the Quad Plus Dialogue in Tokyo from March 4 to 6,...

श्रीलंका-पाकिस्तान संबंध - जनरल बाजवा का दौरा

पाकिस्तान पारंपरिक रूप से श्रीलंका के साथ द्विपक्षीय समझौते, विशेष तौर पर रक्षा-सम्बन्धी समझौतों पर आपसी सहभागिता बढ़ाने में काफ़ी प्रयत्न कर रहा है। एक और अवसर पर श्रीलंका ने ईलम युद्ध के दौरान, पाकिस्तान की मदद के लिए आभार जताया जिसका सन्दर्भ उस समय...

Commentary: The Tapi Pipeline: Economics vs Politics

In February 2018, leaders from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India inaugurated the 1700 km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. Functions were held in Serhetabat and Herat with the leaders expressing hope that trade and...

पश्तून में ‘लंबी पदयात्रा’ का विश्लेषण

पिछले दिनों, पश्तून समुदाय में पहली बार ऐसी लामबंदी देखने को मिली, जिसके माध्यम से इस्लामाबाद प्रेस क्लब में 10 दिन लम्बें विरोध प्रदर्शन को हवा मिली जिसमें इस समुदाय के लोग एक वज़ीरी युवक की मौत का विरोध कराची में कर रहे थे. राव अनवर, कराची में...

Commentary: China’s Growing Naval Footprint in Pakistan

China’s Jiwani Initiative Recently, media reports have raised the possibility of Jiwani being developed as a naval base in Pakistan by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Pakistan has six ports: Karachi, Muhammad Bin Qasim, Ormara, Gwadar,...

Rise of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Kashmir Valley - an Internal Security Perspective

Introduction On January 2, 2016, a group of four to six well trained Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists launched an audacious attack on the Pathankot Air Base in Punjab. In an operation that continued over the next four days, all the five terrorists...

Commentary: Understanding the Recent Protests in Gilgit-Baltistan

A wave of strong protests swept across Gilgit-Baltistan recently, after the Gilgit-Baltistan Council, Islamabad, announced the imposition of direct taxes under the Income Tax (Adaption) Act, 2012. The protests were jointly led by Anjuman-e-Tajiran (...

India's Pakistan and China Policies must be Based on Realism not Hope

India's relations with Pakistan and China have been deeply troubled for several decades. With Pakistan, this has been the case since its inception, and with China since the 1960's. We have disputed borders with both countries and have been engaged...

कश्मीर – सामने आया नया मौका

केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने एक बड़ा कदम उठाते हुए 23 अक्टूबर, 2017 को ऐलान किया कि भारत सरकार ने ‘जम्मू-कश्मीर राज्य में निर्वाचित प्रतिनिधियों, विभिन्न संगठनों तथा संबंधित व्यक्तियों से बातचीत करने के लिए’ खुफिया ब्यूरो के पूर्व निदेशक श्री...

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