Articles By Nilesh Kunwar

Capture of Hajipir Pass: A Saga of Guts and Glory

Capture of Hajipir Pass: A Saga of Guts and Glory

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Sep , 2020

Much has been spoken and written about the capture of Hajipir Pass in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) during the 1965 Indo-Pak conflict and rightly so, because this was indeed a stupendous victory...

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Pakistan: An ‘Eternal Victim’ of India’s Propaganda Machine!?!?

Pakistan: An ‘Eternal Victim’ of India’s Propaganda Machine!?!?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 19 Aug , 2020

Having been frequently accused of trying to show Pakistan in poor light, I’ve decided to try and make amends. So, for starters, I don’t agree with Pakistani media’s unanimous view that army...

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China on Abrogation of Article 370: Look who’s Talking!

China on Abrogation of Article 370: Look who’s Talking!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Aug , 2020

Now that China’s Foreign Ministry has crossed the red line by brazenly interfering in India’s internal affairs by terming abrogation of Article 370 “illegal and invalid,” it’s high time...

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Abrogation of Article 370: Threats and Opportunities

Abrogation of Article 370: Threats and Opportunities

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Aug , 2020

Irrespective of what people may say against New Delhi’s decision to abrogate Articles 370 and 35 A, the fact of the matter is that this is a step in the right direction that was long overdue...

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How Pakistan army covered-up the Kharqamar checkpost genocide

How Pakistan army covered-up the Kharqamar checkpost genocide

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2020

If Pakistan army is to be believed, then something unimaginable and unpardonable happened in the Boya area of North Waziristan on May 26 last year. On this fateful day, four unprecedented things...

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Judiciary Takes the Wind Out of Pakistan Navy’s Sails

Judiciary Takes the Wind Out of Pakistan Navy’s Sails

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jul , 2020

It’s not very often that the judiciary pulls up the armed forces in Pakistan, and so, the Pakistani Navy must have got a rude shock on Thursday, when Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar...

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Imran Khan’s ‘Reverse Swing’ on Osama bin Laden’s Death

Imran Khan’s ‘Reverse Swing’ on Osama bin Laden’s Death

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jun , 2020

Since an occasional slip of the tongue is unavoidable, such inadvertent mistakes don’t usually stir up a controversy as long the mistake is corrected immediately. But rather than clearing the...

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Ladakh Standoff: ‘Generally’ Speaking

Ladakh Standoff: ‘Generally’ Speaking

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jun , 2020

With several retired defence officers commenting on the current standoff between the Indian Army and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China in Ladakh, there’s no dearth of views on how this...

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CPEC and Pakistan’s Great Expectations

CPEC and Pakistan’s Great Expectations

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 May , 2020

Since Islamabad has been bandying the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the ultimate panacea for all the financial woes that Pakistan is facing as well as a “game changer for the...

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Anatomy of Stone Pelting During Encounters in Kashmir

Anatomy of Stone Pelting During Encounters in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 May , 2020

It’s very easy for activists and the intelligentsia who sit safely in the confines of their homes to decry temporary suspension of mobile and internet services in an area where an is encounter...

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PTM Leader Sardar Arif Wazir’s Killing: Warning Not Heeded?

PTM Leader Sardar Arif Wazir’s Killing: Warning Not Heeded?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 May , 2020

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Sardar Arif Wazir, who had been detained by Wana police on April 17 must have been really very happy on being granted bail just 10 days after his arrest,...

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The ‘Death Squads’ in Balochistan

The ‘Death Squads’ in Balochistan

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 May , 2020

The Director General (DG) of Pakistan Army’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), informed about the improvised explosive device (IED) attack on a Frontier Corps vehicle on May 8...

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After Riyaz Naikoo, Who? But does it really matter?

After Riyaz Naikoo, Who? But does it really matter?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2020

Now that the media has given slain Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) ‘operation commander’ Riaz Naikoo a larger-than-life image, the question presently doing rounds is, who will replace him? Even though...

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Of ‘Missing’ Scribes and ‘Watery Graves’

Of ‘Missing’ Scribes and ‘Watery Graves’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 May , 2020

The news of Swedish police recovering the dead body of a 39 year old Pakistani journalist of Balochi stock named Sajid Hussain outside Uppsala, about 60 kilometres North of Stockholm on April 23,...

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PM Imran Khan, Charity Begin at Home!

PM Imran Khan, Charity Begin at Home!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2020

Now that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken a brief breather in his attack on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s so called ‘pogrom’ against Muslims, his Foreign Minister Shah...

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The ‘Peter Pans’ of Pakistan

The ‘Peter Pans’ of Pakistan

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Apr , 2020

Just like JM Barrie’s fictional character Peter Pan, those at the helm of affairs in Pakistan just refuse to grow up. What else explains Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement that Pakistan...

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Pakistan’s latest perfidy: fudging data on terrorists!

Pakistan’s latest perfidy: fudging data on terrorists!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Apr , 2020

You may have heard of how second hand car salesmen manipulate odometers of used cars so that prospective buyers can be beguiled by the ‘as good as new’ claim. You may have also heard of crooks...

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On Islamic State Khorasan Chief’s Arrest: the Said and Unsaid!

On Islamic State Khorasan Chief’s Arrest: the Said and Unsaid!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2020

The arrest of Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K) chief Abdullah Orakzai alias Aslam Farooqi is no mean achievement. Au contraire, it’s an accomplishment par excellence because, to put it in...

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The cost of ‘buying’ peace in Waziristan

The cost of ‘buying’ peace in Waziristan

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Mar , 2020

Those involved in anti-terrorism operations ultimately learn to accept the inevitability of lives and limbs being lost in gunfights and bombings. Accordingly, the Pakistan army will soon get over...

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On Kabul Gurudwara Carnage and Media Insensitivity

On Kabul Gurudwara Carnage and Media Insensitivity

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2020

Wednesday’s carnage at Gurudwara Har Rai Sahib in Kabul that left 25 Sikh worshippers dead was a despicable act that has been widely condemned across the globe in the severest of terms. Yet,...

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