Articles By KN Pandita

For China Taliban-Afghanistan is a hard nut to crack

For China Taliban-Afghanistan is a hard nut to crack

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Jan , 2023

China was the first country to receive a formal Taliban delegation soon after Kabul fell to the Taliban on 15 August 2019. The Taliban were desperate to befriend China for two reasons. One was the...

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Gen Asim Muneer inherits a can of worms

Gen Asim Muneer inherits a can of worms

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

 “The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has announced an end to the months-long “indefinite ceasefire”, accusing the government of beaching the agreement brokered by the Afghan...

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Pak Army Chief’s selection issue: Does it mean President’s ouster?

Pak Army Chief’s selection issue: Does it mean President’s ouster?

By: KN Pandita | Date: 24 Nov , 2022

The selection of a new army chief after the retirement of General Bajwa on 29 November was already a political issue in Pakistan; now it has been given a legal slant as well.  More confusion and...

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India enters the Commercial Space Industry

India enters the Commercial Space Industry

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

Space industry is making progress by leaps and bounds. The US and China are far ahead of other aspiring countries in exploring the space not only for defence purposes but for commercial interests...

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Will the Bali meeting reduce Global Tensions and Rivalry?

Will the Bali meeting reduce Global Tensions and Rivalry?

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2022

President Biden and President Xi met in Bali for more than three and a half hours to discuss global and bilateral issues. They were attending the G-20 Summit. The press had reported before the...

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The prospect for the US-Taliban engagement are dim

The prospect for the US-Taliban engagement are dim

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

Secretary of State Blinken’s dinner reception to Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, when the latter was in the US for attending the session of the UN General Assembly, has been...

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Will Iran recognize the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan? The Enigma

Will Iran recognize the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan? The Enigma

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Nov , 2022

More than fourteen months have passed since the Taliban ousted the elected government of Ashraf Ghani and gained control over Kabul for the second time. The significant aspect of this victory is...

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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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