Terrorism has never been about absolute body counts. It has always been about creating shock and awe to accentuate the helplessness of the state.
The foray into politics of the Milli Muslim League party, which is loyal to Hafiz Saeed, is a key step in a military-proposed plan to mainstream militant groups.
As economic growth and rising inequality take centre stage, it is vital to understand the history of data, how it is produced and what numbers represent.
Meena Menon’s Reporting Pakistan is a fascinating narrative filled with sharp and witty observations.
There will be much drama in the Indian media and political circles over Kulbhushan Jadhav – and Pakistan will milk this opportunity to the fullest.
In the fourth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about media’s India, the BJP IT cell and ISI’s spying racket.
The appointments are being seen as an effort by Qamar Javed Bajwa to put in place a ‘new team’ after taking charge as the 16th chief of army staff.
Using anecdotal evidence in Faith, Unity, Discipline: The Inter-Service-Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan, Hein G. Kiessling proves that the Pakistani military’s abiding aim is to ensure it has permanent veto power over the country’s civilian leaders.
Demonetisation aims to eradicate black money, but the move deflects attention from the core issue to a dramatic action that may fail to tackle the problem.
Although demonetisation will deal a severe blow to the black economy, corruption, inflated pricing and tax evasion, terrorism – which is cheap and can be funded by kosher resources – will remain largely unaffected.
Even in the ninth year of uninterrupted democracy in Pakistan, the thrice-elected prime minister is not able to utter a word against the shenanigans of his generals.
After the Kargil war in 1999, the brass had opposed attempts by the Sangh parivar to use the army for political purposes.
The goal of Mushahid Hussain Syed and Shezra Mansab Khan Ali seems to have been to shame and scare the US and India through sarcasm, untruths and half-truths served with a large helping of self-promotion.
Uri a Reminder that India Needs Better Intelligence and Security Outside Vital Locations, Say Experts
Experts are divided on whether India should retaliate with surgical strikes against Pakistan or employ a diplomatic-economic-social offensive instead.
For every reason to hope that severe nuclear-tinged crises between India and Pakistan might be in the rear-view mirror, there is a reason to expect one in the future.
Only a combination of Indian coercive and non-violent capabilities, and a willingness to bargain, can motivate Pakistan to remove the threat of violence. And just as threat of force alone will not work for India, terrorism won’t get Pakistan what it wants from India.
Pakistan has been ranked as one the most dangerous countries for journalists. Shahzadi is one among several thousand ‘enforced disappearances’ in the country.
The government’s goal should be to create incentives for all shades of opinion in Jammu and Kashmir to engage politically with the question of what kind of relationship the state should have with the Indian Union.
Executive director of Amnesty International India responds to the charges of “sedition” and “promoting enmity” filed against the organisation by Bengaluru police on Independence Day.
The former Pakistan ambassador to the US discusses the Kashmir issue, India-Pakistan relations and the struggle for lasting peace.
The US president has made extracting the United States from its 15-year war in Afghanistan a top priority, unsuccessfully pursuing efforts to bring the Taliban into talks with successive Afghan governments.
The drone strike may have killed Mullah Mansour but what it has really done is to deal a deathblow to Pakistan’s perennial game of plausible deniability after harbouring terrorists and unleashing them on its neighbours.
That the US continues to reward Pakistan’s patronage of jihadists will only lead to the vicious circle continuing uninterrupted, while Afghanistan and India will have to live with consequences of such dangerously aberrant behaviour in their immediate neighbourhood.
If we work with the assumption that Jadhav is indeed an Indian intelligence officer, there are several possibilities here.
Mumbai: India is likely to give Pakistan fresh evidence about the involvement of ISI officers in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack after Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley’s deposition before a Mumbai court via video-link from the United States today. India has given several dossiers to Pakistan incorporating evidence about […]
Arresting people for planning terror attacks and keeping them in jail without any hard proof is a sure way to radicalize them
New books by Nandita Haksar and Meera Khanna are a valuable addition to the literature on Jammu and Kashmir
The Wall Street Journal says Chinese officials and representatives of Pakistan’s ISI were also present.
Tweet by former Afghan intelligence chief sees “massive symbolism” in transplant surgery that a disabled Afghan soldier just underwent in Kochi
‘Bin Laden,’ writes the Pulitzer Award-winning journalist Seymour Hersh, ‘had been a prisoner of the ISI.’ According to Hersh, in 2006 the ISI paid off tribesmen in the Hindu Kush to hand him over.