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    Usman Ali Khan

    Freelance writer and blogger. Pursuing M.Phil degree at the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

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  • PAKISTAN’S PEACEFUL NUCLEAR CREDENTIALS0

    by Usman Ali Khan 1 March 2020 The origin of a commitment to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes can be traced to President Eisenhower’s ‘Atoms for Peace’ speech in 1953 and the subsequent establishment of the IAEA in 1956. From the very beginning, Pakistan’s civilian nuclear energy programme has contributed to its socio-economic uplift

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  • INDIA’S UNCANNY HISTORY: WHO DOES NOT KNOW?2

    by Usman Ali Khan 16 May 2019 In South Asia, an Aesopian nuclear struggle to achieve the maximum is underway by India, keeping in mind the continuous development of its defence capabilities. Its struggle to achieve the peak is moving steadily forward without great exertion but with abundant support. India since independence has sought to

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  • PAKISTAN’S SPACE INITIATIVE1

    by Usman Ali Khan  20 July 2018 Dr. Abdus Salam conceived the idea of the country’s first space research programme and national space agency in 1961 about Fifty years ago. It was on Dr. Salam’s advice that a Space Sciences Research Wing of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) was established. This later became as

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  • NUCLEAR WEAPONS: PAKISTAN’S NATIONAL SECURITY ASSETS0

    by Usman Ali Khan        31/5/2018 In the 1970s, the then prime minister of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, famously declared that “We will eat grass, even go hungry, but we will have our own,” while referring to the attainment of nuclear weapons. Forty years after that declaration, we attained this capability by ensuring the

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  • PAKISTAN’S DECISIVE BATTLE AGAINST TERRORISM0

      by Usman Ali Khan      16/3/2018 “Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.” —William Faulkner, The Sound, and the Fury The encompassing fog of ‘war’ and ‘terror’ has

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  • INDIAN AMBITION AND REGIONAL INSTABILITY0

    On 18 May 1974, Indira Gandhi gave the go-ahead for India’s first nuclear test at Pokhran in the Rajasthan desert. This explosion was labeled by the Indian government as a ‘Peaceful Nuclear Explosion’ (PNE). Following this path of nuclear development, Indian nuclear explosion affected the region the most as, later, it again conducted nuclear tests

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  • WHAT VANCOUVER DIALOGUE MUST CONSIDER?0

      U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson and his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland made the announcement of Vancouver dialogue to take place on 16 January in order to deal with North Korean (DPRK) nuclear crisis. Countries like South Korea and Japan are also participating as they are directly under threat from DPRK. Astonishingly, India is pitching in the conference

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  • NASR: Symbolizing Strong Nuclear Deterrence0

    Pakistan’s July 5th flight test of its NASR short-range ballistic missile, with an enhanced range of 60 to 70 kilometers and improved flight maneuverability, has renewed the debate about strategic stability and nuclear weapons in South Asia. The oldest scripts would be back, nevertheless, NASR is a high precision weapon system with the ability of quick

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  • Spurring the Nuclearisation of South Asia0

    It is a known fact that Nuclear disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation, and the threat of nuclear terrorism are among the most critical challenges facing the world today. The continuous up gradation of weapons by India could lead her as a hegemon nuclear power that can genuinely unsettle Pakistan and China. It is a known fact that

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  • Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region

    Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region0

    Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region Photo credit: Herald, Pakistan Usman Ali Khan Successful test-firing of indigenously-developed submarine launched cruise missile Babur-3  by Pakistan is the sign of an imminent stabilizer in the region.  Keeping itself on the heels, the surface-to-surface ballistic missile test of Ababeel comes as an efficacious attainment of second strike

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  • Modi’s Politics of Water War

    Modi’s Politics of Water War0

    Recently, the distribution of water between two Indian states Tamil Nadu and Karnataka has become a source of conflict over water divide, sweltering both into flames. This issue is India’s internal matter regarding water distribution from the river Cauvery. Riots also erupted when Supreme Court of India ordered to divert some water from Cauvery to

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  • Unfolding Nuclear Supplier Group

    Unfolding Nuclear Supplier Group0

    In the early 70’s Indian tests created unrest in the Asian region. These experiments by Indians forced the international community to make a regulatory body to keep a check on nuclear business in the name of Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG). Since the beginning of this year, this NSG debate is getting INTO more despicable situation

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  • Indo-Pak Mystery

    Indo-Pak Mystery0

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    • October 19, 2016

    Like every passing day, it’s been a nasty year again, shaping Indo-Pak relations into a new diaphragm keeping in mind the current thrust between both states with beheadings, attacks, deaths and firings in daily violations. What is India-Pak relation about? It is not about trade, neither about normalization, but it is a course of hype

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  • An overview of South Asian Nuclear developments: View point from Pakistan

    An overview of South Asian Nuclear developments: View point from Pakistan0

    “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” – Ayn Rand (1905-1982) As long as some states have nuclear weapons, others will want to acquire their own. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has stressed that disarmament is the main way to curb the spread of nuclear weapons. But did these international bodies,

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