Articles By K.N. Pandita

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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Cannibal of Mumbai carnage walks free

Cannibal of Mumbai carnage walks free

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 30 Nov , 2017

Acquittal of Hafiz Saeed by Lahore High Court is a slap on the face of the US and the UN. They have classified Saeed’s organization JuD as a terrorist group and forefront organization for...

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Change of guard on subcontinent

Change of guard on subcontinent

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Sep , 2017

US Defence Secretary James Mattis recently met with his Indian counterpart, Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi. Two subjects took precedence over a variety of items on their agenda for talks. These...

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India-Pakistan dialogue on Kashmir

India-Pakistan dialogue on Kashmir

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 25 Aug , 2017

J&K Chief Minister repeats the tantrum of dialogue with Pakistan knowing well there are no takers in India and much less in Pakistan. Not only her late father but even father-son NC chief...

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Jihadi Terrorist Attack on Strategic Nagrota Base

Jihadi Terrorist Attack on Strategic Nagrota Base

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2016

The terrorist attack on an Artillery Unit of the Army stationed just three kilometers from the Headquarter, resulting in the martyrdom of seven army personnel including two officers, raises many...

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Re-visiting India’s Northern Frontier

Re-visiting India’s Northern Frontier

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Oct , 2016

Home Minister Rajnath Singh led a contingent of parliamentarians drawn from different political parties on a two-day visit to Ladakh. This was in fulfillment of the promise he had made at the end...

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What after Uri attack?

What after Uri attack?

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Sep , 2016

All five permanent members of Security Council have condemned the attack on Uri army camp. However, their language is not the same and condemnation messages are carefully worded. For example,...

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Central-South Asian Connectivity: New Security Panorama

Central-South Asian Connectivity: New Security Panorama

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Sep , 2016

Long before the partition of India, famous Urdu poet Iqbal praised the Himalayas in glowing words and called it “our sentry and our protector”. Much water has gone down the river. The mighty...

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Antics of Political Understatement

Antics of Political Understatement

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jun , 2016

We all know what an ‘overstatement’ means. But good examples of political ‘understatement’ are few and far between. Defining the latter is rather arduous if not elusive. Mehbooba...

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In pursuit of elusive 'Peace'

In pursuit of elusive 'Peace'

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 May , 2016

In its recently held meeting, the State Cabinet welcomed resumption of talks with Pakistan. Was this endorsement necessary and in consonance with State practice, and what was the prompting?...

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On the chessboard of South Asian defense strategies

On the chessboard of South Asian defense strategies

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Apr , 2016

Is the South Asian region (or Khurasan according to Islamic exegesis) emerging as the battlefield of a decisive clash of ideologies? Khurasan, originally an Avestic word, stands for the ‘lands...

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Reality about Fighting Nuclear Terror

Reality about Fighting Nuclear Terror

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2016

In the two-day summit in Washington, (March 31 – April 1) representatives of forty-nine countries interacted on the danger of terrorists acquiring nuclear weapons as “the most immediate and...

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Significance of PM’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Significance of PM’s visit to Saudi Arabia

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2016

After concluding Nuclear Security Summit meet in Washington (31 March – 1 April), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Observers are essaying the diagnosis...

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Is ISIS Closing in on Europe?

Is ISIS Closing in on Europe?

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Mar , 2016

In October 1993, I was in Brussels attending the Socialist Group of European Parliament’s seminar on Kashmir. Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Prof. Bhim Singh were also there. A group from PoK lead by...

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Nuclear Security Summit and South Asia

Nuclear Security Summit and South Asia

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2016

In his speech in Prague in 2009, President Obama touched on an important subject for the first time. He talked about security against nuclear terror, meaning securing nuclear arsenals against...

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