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    Haris Bilal Malik

    Haris Bilal Malik is a Research Associate in the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), Islamabad, Pakistan

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  • Pakistan’s Befitting Response to India’s Offensive Naval Buildup0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 9 May 2020 Over the last few years, India has embarked on an extensive and all-encompassing naval modernization program. This has been carried out primarily because of India’s aspiration for becoming a ‘blue water’ navy aimed at dominating the Indian Ocean and beyond. In this regard, India has expanded both its

  • Justifying the Need for Pakistan’s Enhanced Counter ForceConventional Deterrence0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 24 April 2020 Pakistan’s conventional force posture faces severe challenges arising from India’s conventional military modernization and its proactive strategies, which India claims would likely stay below Pakistan’s nuclear threshold. India enjoys a substantial conventional military superiority over Pakistan. India’s aspiration to dominate the region by carrying out an offensive military

  • RA’AD-II: Enhancing Pakistan’s Deterrence Posture0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 13 March 2020 Over the past few years, the South Asian region has witnessed profound developments and enhancements of cruise missiles.  This is primarily because of India’s aspirations for supersonic and hypersonic weapons. Evidence comes from how India has been carrying out an extensive cruise missile development program along with its

  • Assessing India’s Enhanced Air Defence Shield with reference to Pakistan’s MIRV Capabilities0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 17 February 2020 Since the last few years, India has been continuously carrying out an extensive military modernization program aimed at enhancing its counterforce capabilities vis-à-vis Pakistan. Under this notion, one of its most important components is the enhancement of its air defence capabilities aimed at providing an extensive multi-layered air

  • Questioning the Novelty of India’s New Normal0

    By Haris Bilal Malik 25 Janaury 2020 In recent years Indian notions of Pre-emption and so-called surgical strikes have been referred to as the ‘new normal’ by many in India. These have contributed to further affecting the security, stability and strategic equilibrium in the South Asian region. This is evident in how the top-brass within

  • Justifying a Pakistani Response to India’s Hybrid Warfare Campaign0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 17 January 2020 Hybrid warfare has irreversibly changed the dynamics of war in the contemporary era. In a way, it can be perceived as forming a ‘new normal’ that has also transformed the nature of warfare in South Asia, one of the most volatile regions of the world. There is no

  • India’s Continuing Arrogance in Kashmir0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 17 November 2019 On October 31, 2019, India formally split up the Muslim-majority region of Jammu and Kashmir into two federal (union) territories. By doing so India violated the UNSC resolutions on the matter and officially issued a new political map indicating Ladakh and Jammu as Indian Union Territories. According to


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