Articles By KN Pandita

Change of guard on subcontinent

Change of guard on subcontinent

By: KN 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: KN 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: KN 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: KN 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: KN 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: KN 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: KN 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: KN 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: KN 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: KN 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: KN 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: KN 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: KN 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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Political Machinations in J&K

Political Machinations in J&K

By: KN Pandita | Date: 01 Feb , 2016

Three weeks have gone by when J&K chief minister Mufti Sayeed breathed his last. His successor should have been announced forthwith and the new government cobbled together without loss of time....

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Face to face with Frankenstein

Face to face with Frankenstein

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jan , 2016

No surprise that Pakistani terrorist attack on Pathankot air base is getting internationalized; not at India’s asking. Pakistan’s mortification is almost unprecedented. For the third time, the...

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Breaking India-Pakistan logjam

Breaking India-Pakistan logjam

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2015

On his flight back home from Kabul, Prime Minister Modi broke journey at Lahore. This unusual drop off has become a subject for speculation. Congress spokesman says Indian nation will have to pay...

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Is Farooq off the point?

Is Farooq off the point?

By: KN Pandita | Date: 02 Dec , 2015

Farooq Abdullah, as is his wont, has once again stirred the hornet’s nest. He says let Pakistan keep its part of the State and we keep ours. Had things been that simple, Kashmir would not have...

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Who cares for the nation?

Who cares for the nation?

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 11 Aug , 2015

As the Independence Day draws near, our foes are getting activated to strike wherever they can. “Inflicting a thousand cuts” has become the gospel for them. Recent weeks witnessed many gun...

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