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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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  • Debating the Current Dynamics of Nuclear Deterrence Equilibrium and Strategic Stability in South Asia0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 15 June 2020 The debate around the existence of nuclear deterrence equilibrium and its relevance vis-à-vis strategic stability in the South Asian region has been a dominant regional and global concern over the last few years.  Several factors, such as conventional asymmetry, burgeoning arms race, and India’s gradual shift in its

  • 22 Years of Nuclearization of South Asia: Current Doctrinal Postures2

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 26 May 2020 May 2020 marks the 22nd anniversary of the overt nuclearization of South Asia. The evolved nuclear doctrinal postures of both India and Pakistan have been a key component of their defence and security policies. During this period; India has undergone gradual shifts in its nuclear doctrinal posture. The

  • 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

  • India Possibly Trying to Appease China on Kashmir1

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 24 October 2019 The recent meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to as the 2nd India-China Informal Summit was held in Chennai between 11-12th October 2019. This summit has considerable significance in view of the evolving landscape of the South Asian region, especially since

  • Kashmir Issue at the UNGA 74th Session and the Nuclear Discourse0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 17 October 2019 The Kashmir issue has more significance in view of the nuclearization of South Asia as many security experts around the world consider Kashmir a potential ‘nuclear flashpoint’ between India and Pakistan. The revocation of the special constitutional status of Kashmir by the BJP government on August 5, 2019,

  • Iran’s Challenge to the U.S Supremacy in the Middle East0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 26 September 2019 The United States as a global superpower has been maintaining and projecting its military and political supremacy for decades. The U.S has ensured its military presence all over the world through its technological prowess and an unrivaled number of military bases and naval fleets across the world. Inspired

  • Pakistan’s Skepticism on India’s NFU Policy Stands Validated0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 17 September 2019 The South Asian region is widely regarded as vulnerable to the threat of nuclear war. This is largely because of the Kashmir issue’s dangerous potential as a ‘nuclear flashpoint’ between India and Pakistan. This is evident in how the use of nuclear weapons is currently being debated at

  • India’s NFU Card0

    By Haris Bilal Malik 24 August 2019 The Nuclearization of South-Asia in 1998 marked considerable changes in the regional security dynamics. This also had a considerable impact on regional and extra-regional politics, the security environment of South Asia and the global nuclear order. Since then, India has gone through gradual shifts in its nuclear doctrinal


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