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Bhopinder Singh

Keep Army insulated from political trespass

At the heart of the issue is the unwarranted interference in the independence of these institutions and forces.

16 Feb 2019 12:09 AM

Contradictory moves on Pak by Washington

The immediate implication of this move is the inevitable centre-staging and involvement of Pakistan in the new realm.

04 Feb 2019 12:20 AM

India’s diaspora not always pro-India

The current political leadership in Mauritius, Portugal, Ireland and Trinidad & Tobago has an impressive sprinkling of diaspora members.

28 Jan 2019 1:22 AM

The ‘spirit’ and timing wasn’t ‘accidental’ at all

The matter is not one of legality or constitutionality, as both support the unquestioned right to freedom of speech and expression.

22 Jan 2019 1:30 AM

Hype and scepticism prevails over China’s new ‘Mother of all Bombs’

All global conflicts since the Second World War have necessitated the exclusive deployment of “conventional” weapons.

14 Jan 2019 12:11 AM

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Chinese lesson: How not to tackle radicalisation

Following the 9/11 carnage and inter-linkages of various terror groups, the US treasury dept had designated the ETIM as a terrorist organisation.

28 Nov 2018 12:44 AM

‘Lone wolf’, sniper hits may see a spurt in J&K

The epicentre and levers of angst will more and more emanate from within the Valley, as opposed to across the border.

14 Nov 2018 5:15 AM

Decoding the Riyadh-Islamabad quid pro quo

Saudi Arabia in particular has had a special relationship with Pakistan, with Islamabad getting described as “Saudi Arabia’s closest Muslim ally”.

05 Nov 2018 12:10 AM

India’s run with raksha mantri post

Sadly since Independence, India’s tryst with this sensitive post has been increasingly time serving, patronising or political.

24 Oct 2018 2:33 AM

Imran’s mistakes perpetuate old narrative

The second sign of sovereign intransigence and policy-perpetuity were in the usual handling of the India-Pakistan relationship.

23 Sep 2018 2:43 AM

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Will Army give Imran leeway to ‘reset’ Pak?

Early optics suggests a more collaborative and inclusive politico-military approach.

13 Sep 2018 1:41 AM

Afspa SC plea: Symptomatic of a deeper problem

The military like any other institution is not perfect and is susceptible to odd operational mistakes.

03 Sep 2018 12:10 AM

Pitfalls of broken promises: It’s a long history

A wholly socio-economic-cultural genesis of unrest in Punjab in the 1970s was mismanaged politically and driven towards secessionist moorings.

16 Aug 2018 6:32 AM

Guard against Imran’s political reverse swings

The road to spirituality and prime ministership was coincidentally also marked by his third marriage to the scholarly-austere-mystic Bushra Maneka.

31 Jul 2018 12:10 AM

Neglected Jammu

Jammu’s independent status ended with the signing of the Instrument of Accession in favour of India on October 26-27, 1947.

14 May 2018 5:31 AM

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Kathua put the spotlight on Bakarwals, the Army’s eyes and ears along LoC

Since Independence, the Bakarwals have stoutly resisted Pakistan’s overtures based on co-religiosity.

27 Apr 2018 1:02 AM

‘Bajwa Doctrine’ spells Army raj without coup

As Gen. Qamar Bajwa slowly but surely consolidates his power and legitimises his angst in the popular imagination.

16 Apr 2018 6:28 AM

Why Pakistan is still disowning its finest

Some private schools even dishonoured Malala’s short trip by declaring Friday as “I am not Malala Day”, reflecting her polarising reality.

07 Apr 2018 5:15 AM

What’s Iran really up to with Pak, China?

A certain situational quid pro quo is invariably at play to justify Iran’s infrequent allusion to the Kashmir card.

30 Mar 2018 1:32 AM

Trump & Harleys: It may be more bark than bite

The retaliatory threat and no-holds-barred language was similarly deployed for Canada and Mexico.

15 Mar 2018 1:45 AM

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