Dr. Simrit Kahlon A month has gone by since the process for reorganisation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir was initiated in the Indian parliament and the legislation passed with a vast majority. Nothing has changed on ground since the decision is to be implemented on October, 31. The matter, however, has elicited considerable reaction from various quarters at the local, … [Read more...] about Remove restrictions, strengthen security in Jammu and Kashmir
Mehtab Karan Singh The change of constitutional status of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir carried out by a valid democratic process by the Indian Parliament has taken Pakistan by surprise. The time and space of this change is also not in favour of the country that is facing a debilitating financial crisis and simmering unrest in all Provinces. That Pakistani … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s hip-hop on J&K has no takers
Jaibans Singh Among the many disasters that have marked the presidency of Donald Trump, his Afghanistan policy will stand out in history as the most catastrophic. Trump has, right from his campaign for the presidency, rooted for total withdrawal from Afghanistan. No issues with this, since America has realised the blunder that it committed in 2001 by entering Afghanistan and … [Read more...] about Trumps Himalayan blunder in Afghanistan and India’s options
Vikas Khanna The international terrorist Hafiz Saeed has been repeatedly thumbing his nose at the Pakistani establishment as well as at the United States, but Islamabad remains obdurate in not taking any action against him. Some news items of the possibility of his organizations being taken over by the state are doing the rounds. Even a child can understand that these are … [Read more...] about Hafiz Saeed surviving on support of Pakistan Army, but for how long?
Vikas Khanna That Pakistan is a reluctant player in the global war against terror is well known to the world. The frequent flip-flops by world powers have only emboldened the country to carry out its state policy of sponsoring terrorism with impunity. Due to the unflinching support from its all-weather ally China, which has often misused its position of veto power … [Read more...] about Hafiz Saeed’s release should elicit strong US response
Vikas Khanna Of late, Pakistan has been failing to read the new pitch laid-out by the global community, particularly, the United States. Accustomed to playing on a placid wicket with straight deliveries, Pakistan has been facing bouncers since the ascendency of Donald Trump as US President. Taking off from his statements while announcing the US administration’s Afghanistan … [Read more...] about Caught, stumped, hit wicket: Red Card awaits Pakistan
Dr. Simrit Kahlon The pressure on Pakistan to put a cap on proliferation of terror from its soil is on the rise. Yet another indictment has come in the form of the US Country Report on Terrorism (CRT) 2016. The report that covers the period of January, 01, 2016 to December, 31, 2016 has retained Pakistan’s name in its list of nations providing “safe heavens” to … [Read more...] about Pakistan must dismantle terror infrastructure or face international isolation