Tag: India

Kashmir: Nothing Happens in a Vacuum

2018 was the deadliest year for Kashmiri civilians in a decade. This fact was affirmed not only by the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) but by the Washington Post. The rising death toll among Kashmiris in 2018 was itself a culmination of an increasingly violent approach taken […]

Reading Between The Lines: India Has Sour Grapes Over America’s Afghan Peace Talks

The clearest indication of how the Indian military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (“deep state”) truly feel about America’s Afghan peace talks with the Taliban can be seen in retired Major-General Harsha Kakar’s recent article on the topic for “The Statesman”, where the otherwise presumably serious former military official shows the […]

Pakistan’s Response to India’s West Asia Hegemon Ambitions: Do or Die

Fledgling states located in regions filled with ideological, religious and ethnic strife, territorial disputes and various unfinished agendas have very little margin for error if they wish to preserve their security. The conception of security by such states must be dynamic and multifaceted and allotted a geospatial and chronological dimension […]

Pakistan Has Not Only a Right But a Duty to Communicate With Kashmiri Political Leaders

India has summoned Pakistan’s ambassador, whilst New Delhi has warned that communications between Islamabad and political leaders in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) will have “implications”, after Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the leader of Kashmir’s All Parties Hurriyat Conference. Pakistan’s government responded to India’s […]