Top US offical on quiet Pakistan visit to improve ties

By Baqir Sajjad Syed A senior United States National Security Council official has been quietly visiting the federal capital amid reports that both sides are giving ‘behind-the-scenes’ efforts aimed at fixing the More »

Indian hegemonic design with increasing defense budget and its implications ‘Bringing India to negotiating table is only sensible option for regional peace,

The 1973 Constitution of Pakistan should be taught in schools so that the children learn at a tender age what their rights and duties are and what the core principles on which More »

Missile defence systems denting deterrence

By Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal Since the announcement of the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review of the United States, Chinese and Russians have shown enthusiasm for the development of missile shield. The Americans More »

Pakistan Day The other 99 percent of the Pakistan story

By Riaz Haq As Pakistanis celebrate the 78th anniversary of the Lahore Resolution of 1940 on March 23 this year, it’s time to ask the following questions: How is Pakistan doing? What More »

Baloch separatist leader defects in Moscow, blames India for hijacking struggle

Dr. Jumma Marri Baloch, a prominent leader of the Baloch independence movement and designer of the separatist flag, recently renounced his decades-long campaign against Pakistan while attending a Pakistani Unity Day event More »


India unifies its Armed Forces under an integrated theater of command

New Delhi has taken a significant step towards enmeshing the Indian Armed Forces-the Indian Air Force, the Army, and the Navy-under a unified or “integrated” theatre of command. Top government sources say that new “statutory rules and orders” have been

The Ayodhya verdict can shake the very foundations of India

Hearing again adjourned till 23 March By Shafique Ahmed Shafique The Supreme Court had fixed 14 March 2018 as the next date of hearing in the Ayodhya dispute, citing incomplete filing of documents by the petitioners on the prevous date,

India’s military spending & South Asian security

Syed Zain Jaffery Business Standard Over the past several years, unprecedented military modernization in Pakistan’s immediate neighbour, India, has worsened South Asia’s security environment. India’s heavy military spending and its unstoppable quest for the acquisition of sophisticated weapons have threatened

How India is running out of strategic options with Pakistan

A war focusing only on retributions is aimless By Lt Gen H S Panag Since 1945, nuclear weapons have been used only as a deterrent and, in terms of military theory, are “unusable” in war. Wars are fought to achieve

A Russian threat on two fronts meets an American strategic void

By David E. Sanger & William J. Broad Just hours after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia boasted last week about producing “invincible” new nuclear arms designed to evade American missile defenses, President Trump’s nominee to command the nation’s military

India-China bilateral trade hits historic high of $84.44 billion in 2017

The India-China bilateral trade reached $84.44 billion last year, an historic high notwithstanding bilateral tensions over a host of issues including the Doklam standoff. A rare novelty of the bilateral trade otherwise dominated by the Chinese exports was about 40

Facing China’s belt and road?

By Tan Ming Hui & Nazia Hussain The short-lived multilateral Quad of four democracies appears to be earning a new lease of life, partly due to a combined push by the US and Japan. Is this in response to China’s

The Tillerson tweet

The Secretary of State of the US was sacked by the President of the US through a tweet. Earlier on New Year’s Day the US President had tweeted the new policy for South Asia that included a scathing indictment of

‘America first’ bears a new threat – military force

By David E. Sanger & Gardiner Harris He vowed that he would find ways to execute the policies that President Trump was elected on, but that he would not tolerate slow-walking and leaks from bureaucrats he dismissed as “munchkins.” ie

‘Pure madness’ Dark days inside the White House as Trump shocks and rages

By Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey Inside the White House, aides over the past week have described an air of anxiety and volatility. with an uncontrollable commander in chief at its center. These are the darkest days in at