Category Archives: Asia

Budgetary woes put India’s super carrier ‘INS Vishal’ on hold

INS Vishal stalled since 2017. UK media on Sunday reported Delhi approached London to build HMS Queen Elizabeth-like carrier By Ajai Shukla Global shipbuilders and analysts were abuzz on Sunday after the British media reported that New Delhi had approached

Apologies cannot eclipse Jallianwala Bagh

Will an apology bring the erstwhile British Empire to its knees? It is just symbolic and a footnote in history books The remembrance of Jallianwala stands for much more than the brutal murder of hundreds. The figures are disputed. The

India’s dangerous delusions

By Zamir Akram During an election rally on April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that he had called Pakistan’s nuclear “bluff” by carrying out air strikes within Pakistan. In his exact words, Modi boasted, “Pakistan has threatened us with

India retains Kashmir only with the barrel of a gun: Dr. Fai

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Kashmir, a former princely state under the suzerainty of the British raj, achieved independence on August 15, 1947, when Britain renounced its dominion over the territory. On that date, Kashmir had neither opted for accession to India

Modi’s deadliest surgical strike so far has been to politicise the Armed Forces

By projecting India’s military capabilities for personal political gain, the Prime Minister has blunted deterrence and encouraged adversaries to take counter-moves By declaring at an election rally that he had the courage to conduct surgical strikes on land, air and

Kashmiri’s want to determine their status by the unconstrained will: Ambassador Buch

Ambassador Yusuf Buch, former senior advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations said, India’s aim to use the label ‘terrorists’ or ‘fundamentalist’ is to divert the attention of the world powers from the ground realities in Indian Occupied

Taliban capture about 150 Afghan soldiers after chase into Turkmenistan

By Najim Rahim & Rod Nordland The Taliban carried out the biggest known capture of Afghan soldiers of the war, taking 150 prisoners after they chased units into neighboring Turkmenistan and that country forced them back, Afghan officials said on

Who’s afraid of Afghan peace talks Kabul & Delhi?

Henry Kissinger wouldn’t have approved the way Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, handles the Afghan peace talks. Even if Tweeter were in vogue in the late sixties, Kissinger wouldn’t have used it to signal to Hanoi or

Afghan peace would fall apart without Taliban reintegration into society

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction’s (SIGAR) office has presented its report to U.S Congress regarding the undergoing peace process and has pinpointed main streaming of Taliban and their family into Afghan society as a key element for the success

Like America with “Russia gate”, India is now obsessed with “Pakistan gate”

By Andrew Korybko The Indo-American Strategic Partnership has rapidly progressed to such a point that the South Asian state is now copying some of the same conspiracy theories as its new patron, though instead of India being obsessed with suspected