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Remembering Kargil: How it Redefined the Concept of War between India and Pakistan

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every 26th of July to commemorate the valour and sacrifice of our soldiers who fought in the Kargil war of 1999. The war was fought by Indian soldiers in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir, now situated in Lada....

Recent Developments Add to Instability in Pakistan

Juxtapositions and complexities rather than a neat straight line mark the trajectory of Pakistan’s politics. Pakistan is in a state of crisis. On almost all fronts whether it is politics, economy, security and foreign policy the country is in dee....

‘India’s Pakistan Policy: How Think Tanks Are Shaping Foreign Relations’ by Stuti Bhatnagar; UK, Routledge; 2021, INR-695, ISBN No- 978-0-367-33475-8; pp. 167

The existing literature on Indian foreign policy making process has largely focussed on the formal bureaucratic structures that are responsible for policy making. The contribution of non-state actors to policy making in India hasn’t attracted much ....

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Versus Pakistan Government

About 57 members of jirga comprising of some very prominent officials like former ISI chief and current Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, Federal Minister Sajid Hussain Toria, Mohammad Ali Seif, Senior State Counselor Shaukatullah Khan, fo....

PAKISTAN INSIGHTS 2021-22: A Granular Look At Key Issues in Pakistan

PAKISTAN INSIGHTS 2021-22 is the third in the ‘Pakistan Insights’ series brought out by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) to deepen the understanding of Pakistan. Ideas for the various chapters are based on the discussions held in th....

Imran Khan’s ouster and changes in POK

Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) elected a new so called ‘Prime Minister’ on April 18th barely a week after Imran Khan Niazi’s ouster in Islamabad. PTI government headed by the outgoing ‘Prime Minister’ Abdul Qayyum Khan Niazi had completed ....

Assessment of Islamic State Khorasan Province

Tarjuman Al-Asawirti, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet, released a video in English titled "The Crusade Shaming Tactics." The video starts with the following message, "Manipulators use strategies to make others feel pitiful and they can....

Expect a Recalibration in the Pakistan- Taliban Relationship

The picture of former ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed and Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mansour Ahmed Khan enjoying tea at Kabul’s Serena Hotel in a relaxed mood just before the announcement of Taliban’s ‘interim’ government in September ....

The Boiling Baloch Pot: A Continued Saga of Baloch Resistance

A suicide bombing that killed three Chinese nationals in the Pakistani city of Karachi on April 26, 2022, has sent shock waves throughout the region. Notably, this incident rests on two p....

Challenges ahead for the Pakistan Government

After the no confidence motion that ousted Imran Khan, Parliament elected unopposed Shahbaz Sharif as 23rd prime minister of the country, bringing to an end the political uncertainty that had gripped the nation. However the country still remains mire....

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