P. K. Upadhyay

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  • P.K. Upadhyay was a Consultant with Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses for its Pakistan Project.

    Pakistan Military’s Desire to Slip Into The Driving Seat Once Again

    The Pakistan Army’s hold on the power structure has weakened due to the deterioration in its relationship with the US military, changes in the social complexion and the penetration of jehadi influence.

    January 13, 2012

    Radicalization of the Pakistan Army

    A division of forces between the proposed Indian and Pakistani dominions and creation of a separate military establishment for the latter was necessitated by the partitioning of British India. An explosion of communal violence, triggered and later fuelled by the impending partition and the ethnic cleansing of the Hindus and Sikhs that preceded it in West Punjab, the mass migration of a very large number of population from and to Pakistan, the outbreak of war with India over Kashmir and the subsequent ‘Crush-India’ campaigns gave impetus to this requirement

    October 2011

    Terrorist Attacks: How Long Should India just Wring its Hand in Despair?

    There is a need to conclusively revisit the issue of India’s response, and other pro-active measures, to deter and forestall terrorist attacks in future.

    July 15, 2011

    Pakistan: Beginning of the Endgame?

    If the Army withers away then a fragmentation of Pakistan into a ‘Lebanonized’ state would become inevitable.

    June 17, 2011

    India-Pakistan Relations: Need to proceed with caution

    Because the Pakistan Army appears to be gearing itself up for large-scale counter-terrorism operations in Punjab and parts of Sindh, India is being engaged diplomatically even as attempts are afoot to bring the situation in Kashmir to a boil.

    June 30, 2010

    Afghan Factor behind moves to revive talks between India and Pakistan

    The resumption of India-Pakistan dialogue is closely linked with US moves in Afghanistan in the context of Obama’s publicly declared intent to begin the process of US military withdrawal from Afghanistan from 2011.

    February 25, 2010

    From FATA to South Punjab: The Looming Leap of Islamic Radicalism in Pakistan

    A disturbing aspect of the current phase of Islamist militancy in Pakistan is that the terrorist acts outside FATA and NWFP are not being staged by ethnic Pashtun elements but by local Punjabi cohorts.

    November 30, 2009

    Islamization versus Talibanization: Is Pakistan Drifting Towards ‘Lebanonization’?

    The February 2009 Swat deal between the Taliban and the Pakistan Government, the current Pakistani Army offensive against Taliban strongholds in various areas of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), and the Talibani response to those operations through terror attacks in various Pakistani cities, sharply underline the clear and present threat to Pakistan.

    November 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

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