For the past one year or so, the important instruments of this (JKP) organization, like SM Sahai, present intelligence chief of the state and his colleagues like, Afad-Ul-Mujtaba, have been sidelined by the PDP lead government, writes Shafiq Mir Though all sections of security forces, whether it is the Indian Army, Border Security Force or […]Read More Are we being unfair to the J&K Police Force?
Baloch leader, Ashraf Sherjan, recalls the life of Baloch National Hero, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. He speaks about how he stood up for the oppressed and made his nation proud. The anniversary of his martyrdom is on August 26th. Despite having the opportunity to live a luxurious life, Akbar Shahbaz Khan Bugti chose to live […]Read More Remembering Baloch National Hero, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti
Some people have been using deaths of terrorists as an instrument of showcasing strength in the Kashmir valley. This scripted strategy supported by internal and external forces is aimed at derailing the process of peace and development. Exposing such elements and strengthening the nationalist voices is the biggest challenge before the State and Centre writes Deepak […]Read More Kashmir: Scripted Tale of Instigated Unrest
The targeted killing of alternative voices, intimidation, religious bigotry, suppression of women, intimidation and killing of artists, State censorship, and fear of terrorism have done serious and irreparable damage to culture and freedom of expression in Pakistan, and have created the conditions for the further exacerbation of the ongoing war within Islam, says Ambreen Agha […]Read More Pakistan: Tale of Religious Intolerance, Censorship and Violence
His life trajectory might imitate shades of Feroze Gandhi’s. Married to the ambitious daughter of a political eminence, then estranged. Uncomfortable with his spouse’s foray into politics and unafraid to publicly voice contrarian views. Cynical, even bitter, about political dynasties and their ways, quite content to plough a lone furrow. Javed Iqbal Shah, estranged husband […]Read More Insider tears into Muftis and Family Party!
By Ajai Sahni Two major terrorist attacks – the assault on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Base at Pathankot through January 2, 2016, and January 3, 2016; and the strike at the Dinanagar Police Station in adjacent Gurdaspur on July 27, 2015 – have not only exposed tremendous vulnerabilities in Punjab, but gaping holes in […]Read More Punjab: Increasing Vulnerabilities
The alleged role of top military leadership in sheltering and then killing Osama bin Laden, highlights the highly corruptible and fragile nature of Pakistan state where everything and anything can be on sale, says Yvette C Rosser In the late 1990’s I was doing research in Pakistan about controversies in historiography. In June 1997, I […]Read More Everything on Sale in Pakistan!
By Lt General S A Hasnain In 2005, one of the major considerations for the inauguration of the Karvan-e-Aman, the Srinagar- Muzaffarabad Bus Service, was the projection of a contrast which was expected to be perceived by the POK travellers between the standard of development on the Pakistan occupied side and that on the Indian […]Read More The J&K Flood Disaster – Overcoming Effects on The Security Paradigm
By Sushant Sareen As two giant countries sharing a common border, India and China have a host of issues between them that they need to sort out and work together. From border disputes to concerns over river waters, from trade imbalances to safety of investment and market access, from freedom of navigation in the maritime […]Read More China’s Pakistan Syndrome and India
By Anurag Tripathi On July 3, 2014, Security Forces (SFs) foiled an infiltration bid across the Line of Control (LoC), killing at least three terrorists. The incident took place in the Balnoi area of the Mendhar Sector in Poonch District, along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Earlier, on July 1, 2014, the Army […]Read More Export of Islamist Extremist Terrorism into Kashmir!