Category Archives: Asia

ISIS IN AFGHANISTAN: A SUBSTANTIAL THREAT

By: Nusrat Mirza ISIS’s ever increasing presence in Afghanistan is growing threat for Taliban, Pakistan, Iran and Russia, central Asian Countries and china. Originally USA intelligence community considered that it is ultimate weapon to keep Russia under pressure and keep

Modi’s Mass- Citizen Review Agenda for India

BY: General Mirza Aslam Beg Former COAS Pakistan What is happening in both Kashmir and Assam is an attempt to change the demographics in favor of Hindus. Kashmiris fear the government’s real plan in wiping out their autonomy is to

Modi needs to realise what’s good for the US is not good for India

By Bharat Karnad With both the prime minister and his new external affairs minister, S. Jaishankar, tilting towards the United States, India’s status and stature in the world is all set to decline. India has spent trillions of rupees since

India loses Afghan proxy war

The Four-Party Meeting on the Afghan Peace Process, held in Beijing last Thursday and Friday, comprising China, the US, Russia and Pakistan, is a dramatic development auguring a peace settlement in Afghanistan. In a regional setting, it also signifies that

Trump Is Finished With The Afghan War

There could be several ways of interpreting the US State Department’s decision on Tuesday to designate the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, which imposes economic sanctions on the group and anyone affiliated with it. What is absolutely

Signs of hope in Kashmir?

By Tavleen Singh This is as good a time as any for the Prime Minister to make a serious effort at bringing peace to the Valley. Not only because there is fatigue evident in the militancy but because Pakistan is

Right on Kashmir’s rights?

Why India is upset over the UN body’s report what prompted this human rights report? By Kallol Bhattacherjee The first ever report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Jammu and Kashmir, including Pakistan-occupied

Indian Navy finds defects in Scorpene submarine; one more year of delay

The navy has refused to commission the Khanderi into service until all its defects and deficiencies are fully rectified By Ajai Shukla Project-75, which involves building six Scorpene submarines in Mazagon Dock (MDL), Mumbai, had already been running five years

The Indian Subcontinent’s third partition

By B. R. Gowani The First partition (1947) The Indian subcontinent got partitioned in 1947 when the British colonial rule came to an end. India was divided into two new independent states: India and Pakistan. The reason for the division

How India – Israel ties moved from hate to clandestine relations to love

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s tweet thanking his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for India’s vote in favour of Tel Aviv at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) against the grant of consultative status to a Palestinian NGO has brought the