Articles By Nilesh Kunwar

Pakistan Army needs protection from its own people!!

Pakistan Army needs protection from its own people!!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2021

With Pakistan’s Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid’s announcing that “cases will be registered against people using foul language against the armed forces within 72 hours,”two things are...

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Pakistan: The ‘King’ and his ‘Trumpeter-in-Chief’

Pakistan: The ‘King’ and his ‘Trumpeter-in-Chief’

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

It may be extremely difficult to ascertain whether Prime Minister Imran Khan has been elected by the people, [or as opposition parties contend], ‘selected’ by the army. However one thing is...

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Good and Bad News from Imran Khan’s ‘Naya [New] Pakistan’

Good and Bad News from Imran Khan’s ‘Naya [New] Pakistan’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 17 Nov , 2020

“Pakistan is a wealthy country. The only misfortune is that there has been a lack of good management.” – Prime Minister Imran Khan, October 10, 2018 The good news is that Pakistan is actively...

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The Self-Appointed ‘Guardians’ of Pakistan History

The Self-Appointed ‘Guardians’ of Pakistan History

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

In a democracy, whenever the military jumps into a political squabble, it becomes ‘breaking news’; and the moment an army General suddenly appears on TV, diplomatic hotlines between foreign...

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Failure of ISI’s ‘Name-Game’ to Divert International Attention from...

Failure of ISI’s ‘Name-Game’ to Divert International Attention from...

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 23 Oct , 2020

In order to blunt Pakistan’s sponsored proxy war in J&K, intelligence agencies have been keeping very close tabs on terrorist groups and the continuous string of successes achieved by security...

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Has Atal Tunnel got Beijing worried?

Has Atal Tunnel got Beijing worried?

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

To say that Global Times [GT] serves as Beijing’s ‘unofficially-official’ mouthpiece would amount to stating the obvious, but this has to be done in order to make ‘correct’ sense of...

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Are Pakistan’s Opposition Parties ‘Dragging’ the Army into Politics?

Are Pakistan’s Opposition Parties ‘Dragging’ the Army into Politics?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 30 Sep , 2020

When Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was appointed Pakistan Army Chief in November 2016, the general consensus was that the scales tipped in his favour since he was apolitical. Probably that’s why even...

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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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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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