Articles By Nilesh Kunwar

Defaming the Army: Rawalpindi Strikes Back!

Defaming the Army: Rawalpindi Strikes Back!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jun , 2022

After having repeatedly warned the public “not to drag Pakistan armed forces and their leadership in [the] ongoing political discourse in the country,” Rawalpindi finally got down to walking its...

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Pakistan: Why Enforced Disappearances go Unpunished!

Pakistan: Why Enforced Disappearances go Unpunished!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jun , 2022

Islamabad High Court [IHC] Chief Justice Athar Minallah’s directions that the Federal Government should serve notices on General Pervez Musharraf and all other “successor Chief...

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Countering Targeted Killings in Kashmir

Countering Targeted Killings in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jun , 2022

By targeting defenceless men and women belonging to the indigenous minority Hindu community as well as non-locals working in Kashmir, Pakistan sponsored terrorists have succeeded in creating a...

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Religious Radicalisation in Kashmir: ‘Death’ of a Society

Religious Radicalisation in Kashmir: ‘Death’ of a Society

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2022

On broaching the issue of religious radicalisation in Kashmir, the stock reply is that this is sheer propaganda as there’s no such thing here. This reply is invariably followed by a lengthy...

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Judiciary and Pakistan’s ‘State Policy’ of Enforced Disappearances

Judiciary and Pakistan’s ‘State Policy’ of Enforced Disappearances

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jun , 2022

How acute is the chronic malaise of unchecked enforced disappearances afflicting Pakistan can be gauged from the fact that at least eight out of the top ten google search results for “land of...

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Decoding Targeted Killings in Kashmir

Decoding Targeted Killings in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 May , 2022

Tuesday, May 24, turned out to be yet another bloody day in Kashmir. While a targeted attack in the Soura area of Srinagar left a policeman dead and his seven-year-old daughter injured, three...

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Pakistan: Islamabad versus Rawalpindi

Pakistan: Islamabad versus Rawalpindi

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 May , 2022

Things don’t seem to be going too well for Pakistan. While the country’s financial condition continues to worsen with each passing day, with former Prime Minister Imran Khan declaring...

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Pakistan Army: Twice ‘Bitten’ by TTP, Yet Not Shy!

Pakistan Army: Twice ‘Bitten’ by TTP, Yet Not Shy!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2022

For years, Pakistan army’s media wing Inter Services Public Relation [ISPR] had been claiming that it was the unholy nexus between New Delhi and previous regimes in Kabul which was solely...

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CPEC: a Tale of ‘Iron-Clad’ Friendship and Weak Bridges

CPEC: a Tale of ‘Iron-Clad’ Friendship and Weak Bridges

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 10 May , 2022

Frightening videos of the Hassanabad concrete bridge on Karakoram Highway being washed away in a matter of seconds is a grim reminder of how human apathy towards climate and environment has...

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Indian Army’s ‘Raksha Atmanirbharta’ [Defence Self-Dependency] Seminar...

Indian Army’s ‘Raksha Atmanirbharta’ [Defence Self-Dependency] Seminar...

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 May , 2022

Being responsible for maintaining sanctity of both the tenuous Indo-Pak and Sino Indian borders in J&K and Ladakh regions, Udhampur based Headquarters Northern Command of Indian Army is most...

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Pakistan: Perils of Keeping Snakes in the Backyard

Pakistan: Perils of Keeping Snakes in the Backyard

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 25 Apr , 2022

A decade ago, while addressing at a joint press conference during her Pakistan visit, the then US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton cautioned Islamabad about the perils of nurturing...

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Pakistan’s Deteriorating Civil-Military Relations

Pakistan’s Deteriorating Civil-Military Relations

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Apr , 2022

With Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa alleging that “hostile forces” are trying to “create wedge between [Pakistan] army and population,” it’s time for the Rawalpindi and Inter...

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On ‘Targeted’ Killings and Violence in Kashmir

On ‘Targeted’ Killings and Violence in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Apr , 2022

The cold-blooded murder of Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo in Pattan area of South Kashmir on Friday is the latest incident of ongoing targeted killings by terrorists in Kashmir. The deceased was a...

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The ‘Expendable’ Kashmiris

The ‘Expendable’ Kashmiris

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 08 Apr , 2022

The latest incident of a burka clad ‘woman’ hurling a Molotov Cocktail at a CRPF post in Sopore area of J&K has once again brought into focus the repugnant side of what separatists and their...

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Imran Khan’s Outburst-the Anguish of a ‘Perishing’ Politician

Imran Khan’s Outburst-the Anguish of a ‘Perishing’ Politician

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Mar , 2022

By mentioning to lawmakers that “Prime Minister Imran Khan is my boss, not my friend,”Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa may have tried to sell the narrative of the country’s...

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What Pakistan and Separatists Don’t Tell Kashmiris!

What Pakistan and Separatists Don’t Tell Kashmiris!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Mar , 2022

Though Pakistan puts up a very brave face when the international community refuses to ‘buy’ its skewed Kashmir narrative and glibly ascribes its rejection to a host of unconvincing reasons,...

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Pakistan’s Self-Destructive ‘Reality Denial’ Obsession

Pakistan’s Self-Destructive ‘Reality Denial’ Obsession

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Mar , 2022

The tendency of a government to shirk responsibility by blaming others for its own failures may calm the frayed nerves of those at the helm of affairs by giving them the feeling that ‘all is...

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FATF’s Soft-Pedalling is Emboldening Pakistan

FATF’s Soft-Pedalling is Emboldening Pakistan

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Mar , 2022

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s admission that “when you talk about militant groups, we still have about 30,000-40,000-armed people who have been trained and fought in some part of...

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Why Indian Army Chief’s Ceasefire Statement Antagonised Rawalpindi?

Why Indian Army Chief’s Ceasefire Statement Antagonised Rawalpindi?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 10 Feb , 2022

With Pakistan army’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations [ISPR] tweeting that “Indian COAS [Chief of Army Staff] claiming LOC [Line of Control] ceasefire holding because they...

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Pakistan’s Theatrics on Kashmir

Pakistan’s Theatrics on Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Feb , 2022

As Pakistan observes what it refers to as ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ yet once again, some hard questions stare you in the face. The first one is that if Islamabad’s so confident of its Kashmir...

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