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  • US-Induced Privatization of Security in Pakistan

    Pakistan faces a new challenge with the United States advocating privatization of security to deal with the country’s internal security challenges, a move that would also increase the level of American monitoring and supervisory capabilities.

    October 13, 2009

    Balochistan in Turmoil: Pakistan at Crossroads

    Balochistan in Turmoil: Pakistan at Crossroads
    • Publisher: Manas Publications
      2010

    The book covers the developments in post colonial Balochistan, its geo-political significance, and the underlying grievances of the Baloch. It makes an attempt to analyse the reasons for current revival of violence in Balochistan and highlights the current situation in the region.

    • ISBN 978-81-7049-307-5,
    • Price: ₹. 595/-
    2009

    Cribbing Over Conditionalities

    While Pakistan could still try and develop a taste for grass by rejecting US assistance, there is no way it can economically sustain the fight against the Islamist insurgency without external assistance.

    October 08, 2009

    Profiling the Taliban Threat to India

    The threat from the Taliban could be in the form of heightened infiltration attempts across the Line of Control or see a new breed of Talibanised Pakistani militants targeting the Indian hinterland or a combination of both.

    June 02, 2009

    The Situation in Balochistan

    Resource-rich Balochistan province has high rates of poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and infant and maternal mortality.

    October 05, 2009

    The Pakistani Taliban: An existential or a passing threat ?

    Pakistan’s ability to press home a multidimensional campaign against the radical forces, and contain domestic instability and economic downturn, is suspect.

    September 23, 2009

    Pakistan’s Travails and China’s Aggressiveness

    The aggressive posture that the Chinese have adopted along the otherwise relatively tranquil Line of Actual Control (LOAC) has come under a lot of analytical examination by Indian Sinologists. They have advanced a number of explanations for the Chinese actions, all of which have a ring of truth about them.

    September 23, 2009

    Pakistan’s latest adventure across the International Border

    Pakistan has yet again shown its proclivity to raise tensions with India. This time, the Pakistan Army or its proxies have fired three rockets across the International Border (IB) near Wagha in Punjab. Although no injuries were reported, such attacks pose a major danger to the people living in areas adjacent to the border, and some 150 farmers of the area indeed protested. This is the second time that rockets have been fired from Pakistan in the recent past.

    September 14, 2009

    Violence in Pakistan: Trend Analysis May 2009

    The month of May 2009 was the most violent month in Pakistan in the last five years. As the security forces launched a concerted operation against the Taliban in Malakand Division, the casualties shot up almost five times. The month recorded 504 violent incidents against 332 in April, which resulted in the loss of 2,585 lives. Most of the casualties were due to Operation Rah-e-Rast launched by the security forces in Swat and adjacent districts.

    September 02, 2009

    India’s response to the next terror attack

    “There is credible information of ongoing plans of terrorist groups in Pakistan to carry out fresh attacks. The area of operation of these terrorists today extends far beyond the confines of Jammu & Kashmir and covers all parts of our country…In dealing with the terrorist challenge we need to be prepared for encountering more sophisticated technologies and enhanced capabilities.”

    - PM’s speech at CM’s conference on internal security, 17 August 2009

    August 26, 2009

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