Articles By K.N. Pandita

Depoliticizing Kashmir is the way out

Depoliticizing Kashmir is the way out

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2019

Upturning of a plethora of Kashmir political rubble accumulated over seventy years is the sum and substance of Governor’s recent interview to some pressmen. It is for the first time that the...

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Why India rejects mediation

Why India rejects mediation

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Aug , 2019

In 72-year-old Kashmir dispute, India persistently rejected third party mediation. Some superpowers volunteering to offer mediation are morally on the back foot to accept historical truths fearing...

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A Terrorist State Clamouring for Peace

A Terrorist State Clamouring for Peace

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jun , 2019

Hours before leaving for the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meet, Prime Minister Imran Khan in an interview to Sputnik, a Russian news agency, blew hot and...

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Emerging political scenario in the sub-continent

Emerging political scenario in the sub-continent

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jun , 2019

Days ahead of the parliamentary election in our country, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan remarked in a press briefing that with a right-wing government in New Delhi chances for the resumption...

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Strangulating the Neelam Valley

Strangulating the Neelam Valley

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Feb , 2019

Kashmir historian Kalhan Pandit (mid-12th century) has made a mention of river Krishnaganga several times in his chronicle Rajatarangini and has also given some useful hints about its geographical...

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South Asian Nuclear Power in a Debt Trap

South Asian Nuclear Power in a Debt Trap

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2018

It sounds ludicrous that Pakistan, a South Asian nuclear power, is caught in a debt trap and is beating every nerve to be bailed out.  Amusingly, the debt trap is laid out by none other than the...

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Goodwill dialogue before political dialogue

Goodwill dialogue before political dialogue

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Oct , 2018

As India announced cancellation of the proposed foreign ministers’ sit together on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, Pakistani media has gone berserk in bringing accusations...

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Re-structuring of the RR Headquarter?

Re-structuring of the RR Headquarter?

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Sep , 2018

In a recent issue, the Daily Excelsior of Jammu informed that the Army was contemplating re-structuring of the Rashtriya Rifles Headquarters for better operational capability and strategic and...

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Convergence of the strongest and the largest

Convergence of the strongest and the largest

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Sep , 2018

The US high power delegation led by the Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, and including the US Army Chief, has just concluded its visit to India.  The two countries are moving towards closer...

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The US-Pakistan relations at crossroads

The US-Pakistan relations at crossroads

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2018

A fracas over a telephonic message from the Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to Imran Khan on 23 August only added to the already strained relations between the US and its former South Asian...

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The breaking of impasse in Kashmir

The breaking of impasse in Kashmir

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Aug , 2018

In all probability the stalemate in J&K is finally heading towards an end and the legislators hitherto hibernating in suspended animation are gearing up for resumption of their normal function of...

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Imran is bidding for

Imran is bidding for "New Pakistan"

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Aug , 2018

We cannot help looking somewhat askance when we are told that Imran Khan wants to make a “New Pakistan”. There is mystery in the term “New Pakistan” about what it actually means? In his...

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Some Reflections on Pak General Election

Some Reflections on Pak General Election

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jul , 2018

On 25 July, Pakistan completed the third general election to the National Assembly. In the run-up to election campaigning, brutal unleashing of violence in Baluchistan and KP leading to hundreds...

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UN Human Rights Commission discredits itself

UN Human Rights Commission discredits itself

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jun , 2018

For the first time in the history of Kashmir question at the UN, the Chairman of Human Rights Commission Mr. Zeid Ra’d Al Hussein of Jordan has issued a 49-page tutored report spread over 20...

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Historic Message of Jordanian King

Historic Message of Jordanian King

By: K.N. Pandita | Date: 05 Mar , 2018

During his three day royal visit to India beginning 27th of February, King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan had a number of engagements in Delhi which kept him busy all the time. Despite a...

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The Roots of Afghan War

The Roots of Afghan War

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2018

A US official spokesman said that the Saturday devastating attack in the centre of Kabul city was planned and executed by Taliban and the Haqqani Network. 103 people were killed and hundreds...

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South Asia: Re-alignments on the Anvil

South Asia: Re-alignments on the Anvil

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jan , 2018

In bilateral relations, there are no permanent friends or foes: there are only permanent interests. US-Pakistan relations almost reached nadir when President Trump; twitted “lies and deceit”....

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Trump–Pakistan Jihad Love

Trump–Pakistan Jihad Love

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jan , 2018

The news has come that Pakistan has imposed a ban on Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation from collecting donations. Pakistani media have given wide publicity to this...

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Simmering Cauldron in the Himalayas

Simmering Cauldron in the Himalayas

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Dec , 2017

We shall be entering twenty-eighth year of sponsored Kashmir insurgency. The bloodshed on either side has neither thrown out India nor brought in Pakistan.  The position of Kashmir uprising is...

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Iran-US Relations: The Nuclear Spat

Iran-US Relations: The Nuclear Spat

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2017

The spat is about US suspecting Iran secretly working on nuclear programme despite limits imposed by Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) of July 2015.[1] The US believes Iranian theocratic...

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