Baloch sub-nationalist, Iran, Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Tracing the activities of Baloch Sub-Nationalist Groups in Iran

On April 20, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi claimed in a press conference that Baloch Raaji Aajoi Sangh (BRAS), the alliance of three Baloch sub-nationalist groups which was responsible...
BRAS, Balochistan, Terrorist Articles Asia Defense & Security

Identity as a Pretext of Terror: Brief Backgrounder of Baloch Raaji Aajoi Sangar

On April 18, 2019, at least 14 passengers were shot down by 15-20 militants after offloading 16 passengers from buses on Makran Coastal Highway in Ormara, Balochistan. Headed towards Gwadar…

Pulwama attack, India, Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

The Need for a Shift in Indian Attitude Post-Pulwama Attack

Described as the deadliest insurgent attack in the three-decade Kashmir insurgency, the Pulwama suicide attack has once again trigged war hysteria between the two nuclear-armed neighbouring countries. Adil Ahmad Dar,…

Afghan, Afghanistan, Reconciliation, Peace Talk Articles Asia Defense & Security

Towards An ‘Afghan-led and Afghan-owned’ Reconciliation

For several decades, Afghanistan has been bereft of peace either due to foreign interventions on the part of super powers like the former Soviet Union and the US or due…

Aslam Baloch, Aslam Acho, Balochistan, Afghanistan Asia Defense & Security

Aslam Baloch’s killing: Implications for Balochistan Insurgency

On Christmas Day, Aslam Baloch, Chief of his own faction of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), was killed along with five high ranking militants by a suicide attack in the…

Dalbadain, Suicide Attack, Balochistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Continuum of Balochistan Insurgency After the Dalbandin Suicide Attack

On 11th August, a suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying the team working on the Saindak Copper-Gold Mine project near Dalbandin bypass in Balochistan. The attack caused injuries to at…

Fazlullah, TTP, Afghanistan, Drone Attack, Terrorism Articles Asia Defense & Security

What’s Next After Fazlullah of TTP?

On 13th June, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike in the Afghan province of Kunar. Amidst previous unconfirmed reports of his death, this…

A-Bomb, Pakistan, Nuclear, India, USA, IAEA Articles Asia Defense & Security

Tracing the evolution of A-Bomb for Pakistan

It has been two decades since Pakistan conducted a series of nuclear tests. The journey had never been a smooth sailing largely due to the civil military tussles, institutional rivalries,…

Communal Violence, India, Islam, Hindutva, BJP, RSS, Terrorism, Human Rights Articles Asia

Spate of Communal Violence in India

Communal riots are not a new phenomenon in India against lower caste Hindus; Dalits and other religious minorities, especially Muslims. Hindu extremist groups, based on the ideology of Hindutva, often...
Nuclear Safety, Pakistan, IAEA, NPT, NSG, Security Articles Asia Defense & Security

No Compromise on Nuclear Safety and Security in Pakistan

Ever since the fateful nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and the resulting destruction, the nations of the world have strived to prevent it from happening ever again;…

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