Articles By Nilesh Kunwar

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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On Conspiracists, Curses, Charlatan’s and COVID-19

On Conspiracists, Curses, Charlatan’s and COVID-19

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

e, Trump did a volte face and told reporters that “This is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.” So, now that even the world’s most illustrious epitome...

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COVID-19 Notwithstanding: 'Free Lunches' are Out!

COVID-19 Notwithstanding: 'Free Lunches' are Out!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Mar , 2020

It may have stood the test of time for more than two centuries, but seeing how things are panning out in the wake of COVID-19, the old saying about ‘adversity making strange bedfellows’ no...

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Conspiracies behind the Army Public School Peshawar Attack

Conspiracies behind the Army Public School Peshawar Attack

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Mar , 2020

With Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) accepting responsibility for the heinous 2014 Army School Peshawar attack and its justification that “we targeted the school because the (Pakistan) Army...

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On Pakistan’s Selective Concern for Muslims and Washington’s Chicanery

On Pakistan’s Selective Concern for Muslims and Washington’s Chicanery

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

It’s a crazy world in which we live-here what is preached is never practiced and since whatever said is fraught with chicanery, it becomes well-nigh impossible to discern what’s right and...

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Nailing Pakistan’s War on Terror Financing Farce

Nailing Pakistan’s War on Terror Financing Farce

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2020

It’s neither appropriate nor civil to accuse the judiciary of being biased, but then, exceptions are always there and Pakistan is one such example where just a year and a half ago, Justice...

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Pakistan: Where ‘Larger’ Interests Render Humans Disposable!

Pakistan: Where ‘Larger’ Interests Render Humans Disposable!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 07 Feb , 2020

If Islamabad’s decision not to evacuate its students studying in Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the Coronavirus epidemic reflects sheer irresponsibility, then the reasons that it has given for...

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Kashmir: Lessons from the Rise and Fall of a Decorated Cop

Kashmir: Lessons from the Rise and Fall of a Decorated Cop

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2020

For the J&K Police, which till now was being lauded for its resolute anti-militancy operations despite being targeted by terrorists, Dy SP Davinder Singh being caught red-handed while...

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DG ISPR’s Christmas Goof Up!

DG ISPR’s Christmas Goof Up!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Dec , 2019

Though mandated to deal with military matters, Pakistan army’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) is notorious for its proclivity to transgress into the realm of politics and...

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Balochistan’s Tragedy: Human Rights Violations No One Cares About!

Balochistan’s Tragedy: Human Rights Violations No One Cares About!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Dec , 2019

On December 9, Pakistani security forces set free four Balochi women whom they had picked up from their homes in Awaran district on November 30. But the real reason behind this release wasn’t a...

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Gen Musharraf’s Sentence: and Thereby Hangs a Tale

Gen Musharraf’s Sentence: and Thereby Hangs a Tale

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Dec , 2019

The Pakistan army, which always believed that it owned the country, is visibly upset today and it has good reasons for this, because what till yesterday was considered to be something unimaginable...

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Why US-Taliban Talks Won’t Fructify

Why US-Taliban Talks Won’t Fructify

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Dec , 2019

With the Taliban ready to negotiate and Washington desperate to get out of Afghanistan, there shouldn’t have been any problems in working out a deal. But what’s surprising is that despite both...

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