By Ajit Kumar Singh Despite further consolidation in the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), a range of irritants continues to throw up challenges for the administration. The Union Ministry of Defence, in its latest Annual Report (2011-12), thus noted: The security situation in J&K has been stable in 2011 with an overall reduction […]Read More Kashmir continues to be “unpredictable and dynamic”
By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty At least 16 persons, including women and children, were killed and another 35 were injured in a suicide attack near the residence of tribal elder Shafiq Mengal, son of former acting Chief Minister and Federal Minister Naseer Mengal, on Arbab Karam Khan Road in Quetta, the Provincial capital of Balochistan, on December 30, […]Read More Pakistan’s duplicity in Balochistan
By Ajit Kumar Singh While the higher echelons of power in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) were consumed by a political debate over the partial removal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some areas of the State, a more significant development has taken place which could have dramatic bearing on the residual militancy in the […]Read More Dismantle Hawala Networks to End Terrorism in Kashmir
By Bhaskar Roy The in-camera briefing (Oct/18) given by Pakistan’s army Chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at the GHQ, to Standing Parliamentary Committees of both houses of the National Parliament, was anything but in-camera. It was a rare occasion, perhaps a first time, when members of the paramilitary forces were invited to GHQ for a […]Read More Pakistan And Its Stated Apprehensions!
By Ambreen Agha On October 2, 2011, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said that his administration was ready to hold negotiations with all militant groups, including Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Maulvi Faqir Muhammad, TTP’s ‘Deputy Commander’ and ‘Commander-in-Chief’ for its Bajaur Chapter in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), spoke to the media on phone on […]Read More Pakistani Collusion with Islamist Terrorist Formations
By Paul Beersmans a. The general feeling is that militancy and the presence of terrorist organisations went down and is under control. Nevertheless, a hard-core group is still there and if felt necessary ‘new blood’ can be inducted. There are many trained, brainwashed militants waiting on the other side of the LoC to cross to […]Read More “Pakistan has NO Legal Stand in J&K”