Articles By Jai Kumar Verma

After constitutional integration, integrate the population of Kashmir with India

After constitutional integration, integrate the population of Kashmir with India

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 08 Aug , 2019

Home Minister Amit Shah announced in Parliament on Monday August 5 that the major part of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution had been revoked and Article 35A, relating to Kashmir, scrapped. He...

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Al Qaeda video a desperate attempt to revive dying Kashmir Militancy

Al Qaeda video a desperate attempt to revive dying Kashmir Militancy

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 23 Jul , 2019

Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, commenting on the latest video issued by al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, rightly stated on July 11 that Indian security...

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Solution of Kashmir problem lies in the removal of Articles 370 and 35A

Solution of Kashmir problem lies in the removal of Articles 370 and 35A

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 19 Jun , 2019

The main causes of the Kashmir problem stem from the past. They include preventing Indian forces from completely evicting Pakistani invaders from Kashmir, referring Kashmir to the United Nations,...

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Strategic Chabahar port is win-win for India, Iran and Afghanistan

Strategic Chabahar port is win-win for India, Iran and Afghanistan

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 20 Apr , 2019

China, the world’s second largest economy, thinks that India may soon  challenge its supremacy not only in Asia but also in the world arena. Hence it encircles India through a ‘string of...

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Islamabad must heed revolt brewing in its backyard

Islamabad must heed revolt brewing in its backyard

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Date: 28 Feb , 2019

While the focus in the media lately has been on Kashmir Valley, what has not got enough public attention is that residents of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK)  have been resorting to agitations,...

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American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will be calamitous for region

American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will be calamitous for region

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 05 Feb , 2019

US President Donald Trump is desperate to recall troops from Afghanistan for domestic compulsions and, for this, he appointed Zalmay Khalilzad as special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation in...

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India should seek to clear Bhutanese doubts and apprehensions

India should seek to clear Bhutanese doubts and apprehensions

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 02 Jan , 2019

China, the world’s second largest economy, considers India as its strategic adversary. India challenged its might in 2017 during a 73 day-long standoff at the Doklam trijunction of India, China...

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Pakistan planned Kartarpur as a corridor of deceit, not peace

Pakistan planned Kartarpur as a corridor of deceit, not peace

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 11 Dec , 2018

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi remarked that Prime Minister Imran Khan had bowled a “Kartarpur googly,” which obligated India to engage Pakistan, even though New Delhi had...

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China gets tough with Imran Khan, but will side with Pakistan

China gets tough with Imran Khan, but will side with Pakistan

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 10 Nov , 2018

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan returned empty handed from his four-day visit from China on November 5. The high profile visit, at the invitation of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, was...

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India will find it difficult to match Chinese influence in the Maldives

India will find it difficult to match Chinese influence in the Maldives

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Date: 09 Oct , 2018

Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom, President turned tinpot dictator of the Maldives, finally accepted defeat in presidential elections held on 23 September, 2018. Yameen, who must demit office on...

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Pakistan should be wary of Chinese designs in Gilgit & Baltistan

Pakistan should be wary of Chinese designs in Gilgit & Baltistan

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 29 Sep , 2018

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s dream project. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which will pass through Pakistan Occupied Gilgit-Baltistan...

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While Taliban are strengthening, peace in Afghanistan can come only through...

While Taliban are strengthening, peace in Afghanistan can come only through...

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 28 Aug , 2018

The beleaguered Afghan government has offered a ceasefire to the Taliban, after the latter kidnapped about 200 bus passengers on 20th August in the Northern Province of Kunduz. The Taliban...

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Pakistan is Heading towards Disaster

Pakistan is Heading towards Disaster

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Date: 20 Oct , 2017

The 2017 report of the Fragile States Index places Pakistan in the list of the first 20 failed countries, which should be worrisome for the country. Instead of continuing with the low intensity...

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Islamic State Establishing Roots in Afghanistan

Islamic State Establishing Roots in Afghanistan

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 21 Aug , 2017

The Sunni Salafi organization, Islamic State (‘Daesh’ in Arabic), has been defeated in Iraq and Syria and, according to unconfirmed reports, its Emir, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in the...

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Taliban Gaining Strength in Afghanistan: Alarm Bells for Region

Taliban Gaining Strength in Afghanistan: Alarm Bells for Region

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 15 May , 2017

Pakistan-backed Taliban are strengthening in Afghanistan and slowly but steadily capturing new territories. They now control seven out of 14 districts of Helmand province and are fighting to...

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India should be Prepared for more Cross-Border Strikes

India should be Prepared for more Cross-Border Strikes

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 26 Dec , 2016

The sinister Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan and its underlings disturb law and order in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on flimsy grounds. Recently, when the J&K government decided to issue...

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China-Pakistan Corridor against India's Strategic Interests

China-Pakistan Corridor against India's Strategic Interests

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 30 Oct , 2016

The much touted $46 billion, 3,000-km-long China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) links Gwadar port in the troubled state of Balochistan to China’s restive autonomous region of Xinjiang. The...

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Sharif vs Sharif: Who will win in Pakistan?

Sharif vs Sharif: Who will win in Pakistan?

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Date: 20 Oct , 2016

Recently an article of Cyril Almeida published in Pakistan’s reputed English daily Dawn has exposed the bitterness between the political leadership and the army. Almeida, a fearless journalist,...

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China is a Bigger Threat to India than Pakistan

China is a Bigger Threat to India than Pakistan

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Date: 10 Aug , 2016

The Indian security planners have to analyze whether Pakistan is a bigger threat or China is a larger menace to the security of the country. There can also be a scenario of two-front war, when...

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It is Time to Call Pakistan’s Bluff on Kashmir

It is Time to Call Pakistan’s Bluff on Kashmir

By: Jai Kumar Verma | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 29 Jul , 2016

The party in power in Islamabad, Pakistan, the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), won 31 out of the 49 seats (direct election is held for only 41 seats) in the assembly elections of Pakistan Occupied...

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