Articles By Anand K Verma

The Insoluble Equation: Indo-Pak Relations

The Insoluble Equation: Indo-Pak Relations

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Reassessing Pakistan | Date: 25 May , 2014

The two-nation theory has mired Indo-Pak relationship into an intractable problem in Kashmir. More than a half-century has gone by after independence and four wars fought during this period but...

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Siachen: An episode to Remember

Siachen: An episode to Remember

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 21 May , 2014

In the troubled relationship of India with Pakistan, there have been very few occasions when the latter desired a genuine end to some of the problems. Siachen belongs to this rarest of the rare...

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Finest Hour for the Indian Intelligence Agencies

Finest Hour for the Indian Intelligence Agencies

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol. 27.1 -Mar 2012 | Date: 19 May , 2014

Many are of the opinion that the year 1971 was the most glorious year of the Republic with a focused government in operation, well-thought out plan, adjusting admirably to the unfolding of events...

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Pakistan: Fault Lines

Pakistan: Fault Lines

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 27.3 Jul-Sep 2012 | Date: 29 Sep , 2012

A reality deficit of staggering proportions now stands generated in Pakistan which, even while promoting a culture of militarism and religious bigotry, erodes the foundation on which democracy can...

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Is Indian Intelligence being made the whipping boy?

Is Indian Intelligence being made the whipping boy?

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 29 Jun , 2012

Indian intelligence is frequently in the news, often for the wrong reasons. It is a favourite kicking target for a large number of those who compulsively articulate, like the media, political...

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National Security: Decision Making

National Security: Decision Making

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 14.4 Oct-Dec 1999 | Date: 28 Dec , 2011

The Indian State as it exists today is a consequence of the British presence in India. Prior to that, throughout history, the sub continental land mass was hardly ever a State in geographical...

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Asian Security Environment: India's options

Asian Security Environment: India's options

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 16 Dec , 2011

Asian security environment is in a state of deep turmoil. The single event which has occasioned it, is the giant rise of China during the past couple of decades, reaching higher and higher levels...

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Pakistan's Emergence as the Epicentre of Terrorism

Pakistan's Emergence as the Epicentre of Terrorism

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2011

The idea of Pakistan survives on the premise of enmity towards India. This premise came into existence well before Pakistan became a reality. Some in Pakistan believe that the country started...

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Islam and its many trends

Islam and its many trends

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 16 Oct , 2011

Except the war zones, palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan and the proxy war zones Kashmir and India, for quite sometime the rest of the world has not witnessed a major terrorist incident. This is...

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The Arab Spring: opening a pandora's box?

The Arab Spring: opening a pandora's box?

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol. 26.3 July - Sept 2011 | Date: 02 Oct , 2011

The so called Arab spring represents a massive popular movement, not seen or predicted in the Arab world ever since the Suez sponsored Nasserite upheaval. It is as significant as the falling of...

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Forebodings in J&K over spring

Forebodings in J&K over spring

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 26.2 Apr-Jun 2011 | Date: 18 Jul , 2011

The advent of spring in Kashmir is creating apprehensions in some quarters in the State. Will there be a repeat of turmoil and tension, which marked the post spring period from 2008 to 2010? In...

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Intelligence Reform: no gains without a cultural shift

Intelligence Reform: no gains without a cultural shift

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 26.2 Apr-Jun 2011 | Date: 01 Jul , 2011

The reforms, as and when the discourse reaches the stage of finality, should also focus on the role of the National Security Adviser (NSA) about which there is much confusion today. Is he an...

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Two-Nation Theory Converts into Islamic Ideology - II

Two-Nation Theory Converts into Islamic Ideology - II

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Reassessing Pakistan | Date: 14 Jun , 2011

Demand for Nizam-i-Mustafa: In the elections in 1970, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party had emerged as the single largest party in West Pakistan. Bhutto had denounced the Tashkent...

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Two-Nation Theory Converts into Islamic Ideology - I

Two-Nation Theory Converts into Islamic Ideology - I

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Reassessing Pakistan | Date: 13 Jun , 2011

Jinnah’s Secular Approach:In the final analysis it was the religious sentiment that was exploited by the Muslim League to secure Pakistan but Pakistan was not intended to be a theocratic state...

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Germination of Pakistan - II

Germination of Pakistan - II

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Reassessing Pakistan | Date: 03 Jun , 2011

Emphasis on Muslims as a Distinct Entity Thanks to the efforts of Syed Ahmed Khan, separate electorates and the political ambitions of League leaders including Jinnah, some academic interest had...

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Germination of Pakistan - I

Germination of Pakistan - I

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Reassessing Pakistan | Date: 02 Jun , 2011

Entry of Islam into the Subcontinent: The embryo of Pakistan, for Mohammed Ali Jinnah, its founder, was conceived the moment the first Muslim set his foot on the subcontinent.1 That was in AD 712...

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Pakistan: The cost of two-nation theory

Pakistan: The cost of two-nation theory

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Reassessing Pakistan | Date: 06 May , 2011

Mohammed Ali Jinnah is on record, claiming that he brought about Pakistan single-handedly. Had he not been born would Pakistan exist today? Historians have always found the ‘Ifs’ of history...

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Pakistan Armed Forces: The Other Pillar

Pakistan Armed Forces: The Other Pillar

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Reassessing Pakistan | Date: 25 Apr , 2011

The Muslim League whose campaign led to the birth of Pakistan could hardly be called a grass roots party until after 1940 when the Pakistan Resolution was adopted. The League might have operated...

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Fight against Terrorism and the Moral Dilemmas

Fight against Terrorism and the Moral Dilemmas

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jan , 2011

Terrorism is a phenomenon operating on both sides of morality. Dilemmas, therefore, arise not confined to any one side. This is best apparent by examining some well known cases. Take the case...

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International Terrorism: A Perspective to Current Scenarios

International Terrorism: A Perspective to Current Scenarios

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 27 Dec , 2010

Terrorism has undergone what may be equivalent to genetic changes. In the earlier decades, its agenda was mostly political, such as class questions, national liberation and urban or anarchic...

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