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India’s Strategic Confusion

Jawad Falak l India recently withdrew from Kavkaz 2020 multinational exercise to be held in Russia in the third week of September, citing logistics difficulties...

Pakistan: An Equalizer in Indian Ocean’s Strategic Competition

Abid Latif Sindhu l Bits of broken pottery are usually found ashore at many places all along the littoral states of Indian Ocean. This depicts...

5 August 2019: A Defining Moment In India-China Relations

Andrew Korybko | Most observers at the time regarded India's de-facto annexation of Jammu & Kashmir on 5 August 2019 as being a defining moment...

Terrorism and Kashmir: Countering India’s Propaganda War

Asif Haroon Raja l Praveen Swami in his apparently innocent and well-meaning article titled ‘The Time might have come for India and Pakistan to talk’...

Is it Time for Indo-Pakistan Peace Talks?

Asif Haroon Raja l Praveen Swami in his apparently innocent and well-meaning article titled ‘The Time might have come for India and Pakistan to talk’...

The Changing Balance of Power in South Asia

Rana Danish Nisar l The South Asian balance of power is in transition due to the changing contours of US policy in South Asia and...

India and the Line of Control: Reducing Reputational Damage

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery l In a recent talk, Pakistani nuclear scholar, Dr. Rabia Akhtar remarked that, going forward, India might try to exact “Surrogate Deterrence” in...

Shifting Strategic Balance and South Asian Security

Asif Haroon Raja l  India reluctantly accepted the Partition plan as a stopgap arrangement under the fond hope that it will not survive beyond six...

The Chabahar Surprise

Andrew Korybko l   Lots of folks in South Asia and the Mideast are discussing the real reason why Iran just dropped India from the much-touted and objectively...

Contextualizing India’s Nuclear Program

Anum Khan l India has been described in a variety of ways ranging from emerging power, global power, great power, would-be great power, major power,...

End of Indo-Iranian Strategic Partnership?

The Iranian government has announced that it will proceed with the construction of a railway line linking the Chabahar port with Afghanistan on its own, citing...

India should not Worry about ‘Two Front War’

M K Bhadrakumar l The border tensions between India and China are accentuating a malaise among Indian analysts — their tunnel vision.  Every word that slips...

Indian Delusions About Gwadar

Jawad Falak l A ship carrying 16,400 tonnes of DAP fertiliser for Afghanistan anchored at the Gwadar Port on 30 May. The ship brought fertiliser...

Distinctiveness of Ladakh Standoff

Ahsan Hamid Durrani l The standoff between Indian and Chinese armies along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh/ Aksai Chin region continues....

Sticks, Stones and Death in Galwan Valley

Things along the Indian-Chinese border in the Himalayas have rarely lacked interest, notably along the secretive, heavily patrolled 3,488 km Line of Actual Control. ...

Who has Tactical & Strategic Edge in Ladakh Standoff?

Ahsan Hamid Durrani l The standoff between Indian and Chinese armies along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh/ Aksai Chin region continues....

Indo-Pakistan & Indo-China Flare-Up – III

Asif Haroon Raja l After illegally occupying two-thirds Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) in 1947, India once again undertook an illegal step on August 5, 2019...

Indo-Pakistan & Indo-China Flare-Up – I

Asif Haroon Raja l India and Pakistan became independent countries in 1947 but India till to-date has not reconciled to Pakistan’s existence. Kashmir which was...

Will there be a New War in Asia?

A major military conflict is brewing at the heart of Asia. It could come to nothing, or it could affect four countries. It all...

India’s Stumbling Bid to Target Pak Navy

Ali Kurd l An article titled “What Coronavirus? PAK busy Missile testing, orchestrating terror in Kashmir ” was posted on Indian website ibtimes.co.in on April...

An International Humanitarian Law Perspective on...

Alina Malik l International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is applicable to both international and non-international armed conflicts. In contemporary world, non-international armed conflicts are rampant and...

5 Myths on Kashmir Issue Debunked

TIC Focus l A high-level Congressional delegation of the United States flew into the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital on Sunday to see the...

Hybrid Warfare in Pakistan

TIC Analysis | The entrance of the nuclear weapons changed the paradigm of overt conflict throughout the world. Not only did nuclear weapons stopped aggression...

Kashmir: Unfinished Agenda of Partition

Asif Haroon Raja l Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of the Partition in 1947 which was left behind by the British and it has bedeviled...

Is Modi’s India Secular?

Saad Hafiz l Is Modi's India Secular? The friction between Hindus and Muslims is a permanent feature of India life, and periodic bouts of bloody...

Indian Navy Stumbling Bid For Face Saving

Dr Masood Khattak l An article titled “Pakistan Navy under Chinese spell & it’s faltering Naval Strategy” was posted on Indian specialized defense website Bharat...

India: The ‘Super Power’?

Andrew Korybko | "Superpower 2020"? Indians entered the current decade with bated breath, having been indoctrinated since shortly before the turn of the century with the...

The Russo-Indian Oil Deal Is an ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ for Iran

Andrew Korybko | New RT columnist and former Indian naval intelligence officer Shishir Upadhyaya published an article over the weekend titled “Unpleasant surprise for Washington? US...

Locked Up Kashmir, its Ramifications

Asif Haroon Raja l Antagonism between India and Pakistan is a never ending phenomenon mainly due to unresolved Kashmir dispute. It is the unfinished agenda...

PM Modi: The ‘New Hitler’ ?

Andrew Korybko | PM Modi: The 'New Hitler' ? Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's (PMIK) speech at the UN General Assembly last week was one for the history...

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