India’s Crackdown in Kashmir: Is This the World’s First Mass Blinding?

For the past month, while the attention of the world has been fixed on every dramatic twist in the US presidential election, the renewal of armed conflict between India and Pakistan has barely touched the headlines. In the past few weeks, the two nuclear states have, between them, killed two dozen civilians and injured scores … Continue reading India’s Crackdown in Kashmir: Is This the World’s First Mass Blinding?

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It Is Time for the United Nations to Act on Kashmir

In the territory of Kashmir, disputed between India and Pakistan, members of a militant organisation called Hizb-ul Mujahideen wage a campaign of violence against what they regard as Indian occupation of their region which is known by India as the State of Jammu and Kashmir and internationally as Indian-administered Kashmir. In early July a popular … Continue reading It Is Time for the United Nations to Act on Kashmir

On the Role of Water in the India-Pakistan Conflict

The armed conflict that has recently broken out between India and Pakistan (the most serious one after the Kargil crisis of 1999) has attracted attention to a relatively new element whose definition contains the word “water.” In this respect, it is important to recall that the phrase “water is the source of life” is the … Continue reading On the Role of Water in the India-Pakistan Conflict

A woman lights candles during a vigil for the soldiers who were killed in Sunday’s attack at an Indian army base in Kashmir's Uri, at a school in Jammu, September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

South Asia on a Knife-Edge after Uri Raid

The one thing that can be said for sure is, if India and Pakistan hadn’t become proxies for the US-China rivalry, things would have been less complicated. Not much less.  Just a little.  And maybe a little less murderous. The latest point of acute friction between India and Pakistan is the seemingly inextinguishable popular opposition … Continue reading South Asia on a Knife-Edge after Uri Raid

Danger of Nuclear War between India and Pakistan

Sometimes, situation becomes critical in relation to Syrian war and sometimes, between India and Pakistan. There is a co-relationship of the US-led West’s double standards and double game regarding human rights, terrorism and so on. But, this dual strategy, particularly regarding India and Pakistan in wake of the unresolved issue of Kashmir, including the Middle … Continue reading Danger of Nuclear War between India and Pakistan

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Indian Generals Eye Six-Month Campaign in Pakistan-Controlled Kashmir – Report

Amid rising Pakistani-Indian tensions over the disputed Kashmir region, Indian generals are reportedly calling on the government to approve a sustained six-month campaign to destroy “terrorist infrastructure” on the Pakistani side of the de-facto border. “We have to look at a sustained campaign. The terror network is on the back foot, but to really achieve … Continue reading Indian Generals Eye Six-Month Campaign in Pakistan-Controlled Kashmir – Report

Is India Capable of a Surgical Strike in Pakistan Controlled Kashmir?

A surgical strike operation by Indian forces begs the question of the military’s capability to launch such an attack. On Thursday India claimed it had conducted a “surgical strike” in Pakistan controlled Kashmir across the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan denied that India carried out a surgical strike and claimed that two of its soldiers … Continue reading Is India Capable of a Surgical Strike in Pakistan Controlled Kashmir?

US Backs India’s Military Strikes on Pakistan

The Obama administration has signaled its support for India’s “surgical” cross-border military strikes carried out Wednesday night in Pakistan-held Kashmir. India’s attack was patently illegal and highly provocative. US strategic think tanks frequently refer to disputed Kashmir as the most dangerous “nuclear flashpoint” in the world. Yet American officials have studiously avoided making any criticism … Continue reading US Backs India’s Military Strikes on Pakistan

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Pakistan Fuming, Says 2 Soldiers Killed in What India Calls ‘Surgical Strikes’ on Militants

India claims it carried out surgical strikes against Pakistani-based militants across the de facto border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir – a claim which Islamabad denies, accusing India of firing across the border and killing two soldiers. Referring to the alleged strikes, India’s Director General of Military Operations Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh said … Continue reading Pakistan Fuming, Says 2 Soldiers Killed in What India Calls ‘Surgical Strikes’ on Militants