• Accession of Independent Balochistan to Pakistan

    Accession of Independent Balochistan to Pakistan0

    When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred Balochistan, the troubled province of Pakistan, in his address from the ramparts of Red Fort on 15th August 2016, the occasion reminded many of us the multi-layered inside story of the days that unwillingly created the situation for Balochistan to accede to Pakistan. The concept of Balochistan as

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  • No Nuclear Threat in South Asia; only Dilemmas

    No Nuclear Threat in South Asia; only Dilemmas0

    Introduction At large, proliferation dynamics in South Asia are driven by a need to establish some measure of relative parity against their principal adversaries-India against China and Pakistan against India. Such competing security agendas ensure that nuclear modernization, through production of fissile material and development of more effective delivery systems will continue for the time

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  • INDIA VS PAKISTAN: WHY CAN’T WE JUST BE FRIENDS

    INDIA VS PAKISTAN: WHY CAN’T WE JUST BE FRIENDS1

    Book Review:INDIA VS PAKISTAN: WHY CAN’T WE JUST BE FRIENDS  by Shakoor Ahmad Wani Paperback, 200 pages Author: Husain Haqqani Published June 8th 2016 by Juggernaut Publication It would be platitudinous to say that India and Pakistan share a particularly acrimonious relationship. Though only a minuscule fragment of the generation that witnessed and suffered partition is alive,

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  • World Heritage Treasures under coal threats

    World Heritage Treasures under coal threats0

    The Sundarbans and the Great Barrier Reef While climate change threats to environment remain real and loom large , the Sundarbans in Bangladesh and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, , two of World’s greatest heritage treasures face the danger of extinction due to use (proposed) of coal to produce energy. Indeed, Southwest Bangladesh that

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  • The Status of Ethnic Minorities in Post-War Sri Lanka

    The Status of Ethnic Minorities in Post-War Sri Lanka3

    Sri Lanka had a long period of ethnic civil war that lasted for over two decades. During 1983-2009, the island was witness to episodic violence, terror, and bloodshed. The long history of civil war between the Sinhalese and Sri Lankan Tamils played a crucial role in shaping the politics of Sri Lanka.  Post-war; with the

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  • Sri Lanka’s State of Reconciliation

    Sri Lanka’s State of Reconciliation0

    Despite the intensity of the ethnic conflict, reconciliation always remained an attractive scheme or slogan for many civil society actors and political figures in Sri Lanka. With the end of the war in 2009, reconciliation transformed into an integral part of the political discourse. Many believed that the termination of the LTTE bestowed an opportunity

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  • India, Pakistan And J&K: The Tragedy Of Complacence

    India, Pakistan And J&K: The Tragedy Of Complacence0

    In the worst ever attack in terms of fatalities of Army personnel since terrorism began in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in 1988, at least 17 Army personnel were killed and another 19 were injured when terrorists stormed the administrative base of one of the units of the Indian Army near the

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