PAKISTAN

The Strange Case of Kulbhushan Jadhav - The Military Trial

  0 comments   |     by K.C. Singh on 26, April 2017

“The current cycle of bilateral engagement and acrimony runs from the dramatic visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lahore on Christmas in 2015.” The two leaders on that visit. PTI   Perhaps the backdrop explains the dynamics at play more than just details of his incarceration The military trial and summary sentencing to death of Kulbhushan Jadha

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Rising Dragon, Wounded Eagle - Second-Largest Economies

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 25, April 2017

WHEN China’s former vice premier, Qian Qichen, was asked 20 years ago about the future of Sino-US relations, he reportedly responded: “They [Sino-US relations] will never be as good as they should be; and never be as bad as they can be.” This prognosis holds true today for the world’s “most important bilateral relationship”. The largest and second-lar

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Religion, Terrorism and Caste Oppression in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by LISA SEMINAR on 17, April 2017

London Institute of South Asia (LISA) held a seminar on ¯Religion, terrorism and caste oppression in South Asia‖ on 25 August 2016 at the Advanced Legal School, University of London. Spread across South Asia is a group of forgotten people numbering in the hundreds of millions. Despised by their countrymen and viewed as subhuman, even the shadows they cast are believed to be

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India knows why Pakistan sentenced Jadhav to death

  0 comments   |     by India today on 14, April 2017

India knows why Pakistan sentenced Jadhav to death Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit defended the death sentence given to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Field General Court Martial, saying he received a fair trial, the details of which could not be made public, but the Indian government was aware of "what [Pakistan] is talking about". In a

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Bangladesh on Trial - East Pakistan in 1971 for Political Gains

  0 comments   |     by Ahmer Bilal Soofi on 11, April 2017

THE atrocities perpetrated by all the sides in East Pakistan in 1971 were reprehensible. For its excesses, Pakistan expressed regret to the people of Bangladesh in 2002, with a desire to bury the ghosts of the past and forge robust ties for the future. But, since assuming power in Bangladesh in 2008, the Awami League government of Prime Minister Hasina Wajid has adopted a regressi

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Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War

  4 comments   |     by Sarmila Bose on 10, April 2017

A long-overdue study of Bangladesh's war of independence. The wider revision of the conflict's history she implies exonerates the Pakistani government of any plot to rule the east by force, suggests that the Bengali Leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman let the genie of nationalism out of the bottle but could not control it, and insists that the confl

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Objectives behind Drone Strike in Baluchistan

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja on 06, April 2017

Pakistan is caught up in a paradoxical situation. The US as well as the unity government in Kabul have been pressing Pakistan to convince the Afghan Taliban to come to the negotiating table and help in restoring peace in war torn Afghanistan. At the same time, they do not want Pakistan to maintain contacts with Taliban and are urging it to fight them. Last year, with great efforts Pakista

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Prosecution Pakistan Army Officers in Bangladesh

  0 comments   |     by Yasmeen Aftab Ali on 30, March 2017

Failure of Pakistan Government to launch international protest against killing and hanging of those who fought for the sovereignty of united Pakistan (West Pakistan and East Pakistan) is perhaps due to weak and poor leadership and absence of a full time foreign minister. The creation of Bangladesh was a result of a civil war where India openly came in with the Army to support the Awam

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Pakistan’s Nuclear Diplomacy - Conventional Arms Imbalance

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 29, March 2017

Given the growing conventional arms imbalance with India, Pakistan‘s security is now critically dependent on nuclear deterrence. In the long, difficult struggle to develop this capability, in the face of determined Western opposition, Pakistan‘s scientists, its political leaders, and several of its soldiers, played vital roles. No less important was the part played by Pakistan&lsquo

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Spies Underwater - Relations Between Pakistan and India

  0 comments   |     by SA Shah on 21, March 2017

AT present, relations between Pakistan and India are incredibly tense, with almost daily military and civilian casualties on both sides of the LoC due to firing and mortar shelling. Pakistan recently shot down an Indian spy UAV on its side of the LoC, and conducted an impressive military exercise near the border (dubbed ‘strike of thunder’) to demonstrate its military preparedness a

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