Articles By KN Pandita

South Korea is important in India’s Look East policy

South Korea is important in India’s Look East policy

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2022

On May 10, 2022 the Republic of Korea elected Mr Yoon Suk-yeol as its 20thPresident. In his inaugural address President Yoon spoke of the relevance of liberal democratic values of society. He...

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China tightens stranglehold of the sub-continent

China tightens stranglehold of the sub-continent

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Aug , 2022

Beijing’s game plan in the Indian sub-continent is now an open book. The term ‘string of pearls’ coined by US geopolitical researchers in 2004,refers to the network of Chinese military and...

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Terrorism boomerangs on Pakistan

Terrorism boomerangs on Pakistan

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jul , 2022

In its editorial captioned ‘Hotbed of Militancy’, the leading English daily of Pakistan Dawn of 25 July has opened a Pandora’s Box of militancy in Afghanistan. It warns Pakistan of the...

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Israel, the Middle East and Pakistan

Israel, the Middle East and Pakistan

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jul , 2022

Pakistan’s policy has been not to come close to Israel until the Palestinian issue is resolved. Islamabad has stuck to this policy to give no cause of disappointment to the Arab world with which...

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Upgraded tactics of Pakistani terror in J&K

Upgraded tactics of Pakistani terror in J&K

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jul , 2022

In a press conference at Jammu, the Additional Director General of Police, J&K, disclosed some sensitive information about the drone deployment strategy of Pakistan’s ISI in its Kashmir terror...

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G-20 Kashmir Meet

G-20 Kashmir Meet

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jul , 2022

A news item in the Hindustan Times of 25 June said that the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) had selected the UT (Union Territory) of Jammu and Kashmir to be the venue for the high-profile G-20...

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New Strategic Alignments Presuppose New Trade Routes

New Strategic Alignments Presuppose New Trade Routes

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jun , 2022

Partition of India in 1947 and the emergence of an endemic hostile state to our west have impeded the full growth of our strategic, commercial and cultural relations with the West Asian...

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Pakistan’s ambition for westward depth thwarted

Pakistan’s ambition for westward depth thwarted

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jun , 2022

Failing to grab Kashmir through proxy wars, including the ongoing one, Islamabad concentrated on two major policy decisions. One was to clandestinely carry fundamentalist-jihadist ideology to the...

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How long the alliance of the evil?

How long the alliance of the evil?

By: KN Pandita | Date: 13 Mar , 2022

Pakistan’s interference in Afghanistan from early days of creation of Pakistan has been motivated by two main objectives. One is to acquire strategic depth westward and the second is to oust...

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Tehreek-i-Taliban-i-Pakistan has not an easy go

Tehreek-i-Taliban-i-Pakistan has not an easy go

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Feb , 2022

A by-product of Al Qaeda, the TTP claims that its armed struggle aims at establishing an Islamic political system in Pakistan based on the group’s interpretation of sharia, a task it says was the...

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India faces a threat of destabilization

India faces a threat of destabilization

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Dec , 2021

Stating the issue India faces the threat of destabilization by external aggression and internal subversion. External aggression can be from China and/or Pakistan, her two contiguous hostile...

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Afghanistan: The Outpost of Central Asia

Afghanistan: The Outpost of Central Asia

By: KN Pandita | Date: 17 Nov , 2021

Situated on the crossroad to the Indian sub-continent, Afghanistan is a rugged land of warriors living in many tribes, passionately faithful to their tribal chiefs and often spending the entire...

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Afghan Crisis and Regional Strategy: A Hindsight

Afghan Crisis and Regional Strategy: A Hindsight

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2021

The withdrawal of the American and NATO troops from Afghanistan on 15 August 2021 was more ignominious than the departure of the Soviet troops from their Afghan incursion in 1991. The latter had...

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Taliban outreach, a myth or reality?

Taliban outreach, a myth or reality?

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Oct , 2021

Taliban have often reiterated their policy of Taliban fighters not fighting in a foreign land. How come the rumour of the Taliban possible outreach to Kashmir has been receiving media hype?...

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Will the AUKUS alliance eclipse the Quad?

Will the AUKUS alliance eclipse the Quad?

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Sep , 2021

The trilateral alliance among Australia, UK and the US (AUKUS), recently announced by President Biden from the White House, has given rise to two controversies. One is whether it undervalues and...

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Afghanistan: Post-American Future in the Region

Afghanistan: Post-American Future in the Region

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2021

The fall of Ashraf Ghani regime in Kabul and the return of Taliban to power is a triumph for Pakistan’s Afghan policy. Thirty per cent of Taliban fighting force comprised Pakistani regulars or...

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Democratic Quad versus China Quad

Democratic Quad versus China Quad

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2021

PLA centenary celebration has generated over-confidence in the Peoples’ Republic of China. Together with that, President Xi’s aggressive tone does not reflect a conciliatory mood towards her...

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Eastern Turkistan: Struggle for a nation-state

Eastern Turkistan: Struggle for a nation-state

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jul , 2021

The Arab and Persian historians of medieval times have written very little about the Uyghurs of Eastern Turkistan, their history, culture and life.  They generally included them in the broader...

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Afghan Vacuum and the Neighbouring Aspirants

Afghan Vacuum and the Neighbouring Aspirants

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jun , 2021

The implosion of the then Soviet Union in 1991 had created a vacuum in its Muslim dominated Central Asian Republics. Three neighbouring Islamic countries, Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia jumped...

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New Weapons in Pak’s Jihad Arsenal

New Weapons in Pak’s Jihad Arsenal

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jun , 2021

The Hindustan Times of 1 Dec 2020 published alarming news. It said: “Pakistan’s ISI, inspired by the success of using cheap drones to carry out small bomb attacks, has been exploring this...

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