Articles By Nilesh Kunwar

Pakistan Army’s Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Problem

Pakistan Army’s Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Problem

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2023

To be on the same page with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is certainly not a compliment. Hence, when I say that by expressing the “hope that the establishment’s...

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Pakistan’s War on Terror: Just Sound and Fury?

Pakistan’s War on Terror: Just Sound and Fury?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jan , 2023

Déjà vu In the first corps commanders’ conference chaired by Pakistan Army Chief Gen Asif Munir which concluded recently, it was “resolved to fight against terrorists without any...

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Why Pakistan Army’s Change of Guard Means Nothing

Why Pakistan Army’s Change of Guard Means Nothing

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

Superannuation is inevitable in all government organisations, and the armed forces are no exception. Yet, the impending retirement of a Pakistan Army Chief invariably becomes a major discussion...

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Pakistan: A Promotion, Resignation and Ceasefire Retraction

Pakistan: A Promotion, Resignation and Ceasefire Retraction

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

A ‘Coincidence’? Some feel that Lt Gen Asim Munir’s elevation as Pakistan army chief, resignation of former ISI chief commander of Peshawar based XXXI Corps Lt Gen Faiz Hameed and the...

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Will Gen Bajwa’s “Non-Interference in Politics” Commitment Endure?

Will Gen Bajwa’s “Non-Interference in Politics” Commitment Endure?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2022

In what could well be his last public address, Pakistan army’s outgoing Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa did the unexpected. Not only did he accept that “our army … is often made the...

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Pakistan: A Tale of Two Bajwas

Pakistan: A Tale of Two Bajwas

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

Taking on the powerful Pakistan army isn’t an easy job and, this issue is one on which both Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan will surely agree. So, ‘Fact Focus’, an investigative...

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In Kashmir, it’s the ‘Sword’ Versus the ‘Pen’

In Kashmir, it’s the ‘Sword’ Versus the ‘Pen’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Nov , 2022

Being fraught with danger, reporting from terrorism afflicted areas has always been a very challenging job as journalists often incur the wrath of either the establishment or terrorists. While...

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The Imran Khan Assassination Attempt ‘Whodunnit’

The Imran Khan Assassination Attempt ‘Whodunnit’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2022

Spontaneous or premeditated? With contradictory claims being made by the assailant responsible for the murderous attack on former Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan, and what his own party members...

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Pakistan’s ‘Neutrals’ versus ‘Patriot’ Slugfest

Pakistan’s ‘Neutrals’ versus ‘Patriot’ Slugfest

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

Unlike his predecessor Lt Gen Faiz Hameed who revelled in publicity [remember his tea sipping photo in Kabul just days after Taliban had seized power], the current ISI chief Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum...

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Why is a Pakistani Journalist’s Killing in Kenya Rattling Rawalpindi?

Why is a Pakistani Journalist’s Killing in Kenya Rattling Rawalpindi?

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

An incredible account The circumstances under which 49-year-old Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif living in self-exile was shot dead in Kenya on October 23, has all the trappings of a who...

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Pakistan: The ‘Establishment’ Strikes Back!

Pakistan: The ‘Establishment’ Strikes Back!

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

With Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa telling those who attended lunch at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington that he would step down after completion of his second three-year term and...

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The Mysterious Helicopter ‘Crashes’ in Balochistan

The Mysterious Helicopter ‘Crashes’ in Balochistan

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

Despite pathbreaking advances in technology to obviate malfunctioning of machinery, incidents of equipment failure do occur, and helicopters are no exceptions. However, when two military...

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Ladakh Standoff: Beijing’s Muscle-Flexing Backfires

Ladakh Standoff: Beijing’s Muscle-Flexing Backfires

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2022

Many views are being expressed regarding the disengagement of Indian army and Peoples Liberation Army [PLA] from Gogra Heights-Hot Springs area near Patrolling Point-15 [PP 15] in Eastern Ladakh....

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Battle of Dograi: Reminisces of a War Veteran

Battle of Dograi: Reminisces of a War Veteran

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

Like all infantry officers, Captain [later Colonel] Harendra Kumar Jha who was commissioned in ‘Third Battalion of the Jat Regiment’ [3 Jat] of Indian Army in December 1962, had yearned to see...

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Pakistan’s ‘Terrorist Hunting’ Season

Pakistan’s ‘Terrorist Hunting’ Season

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 20 Sep , 2022

When it comes to any terrorism related issue, Pakistan insists on taking the high moral ground and never tires of repeatedly reminding the world about its participation in the most extensive war...

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Ladakh Stand-Off and Indian Army’s Commendable Response

Ladakh Stand-Off and Indian Army’s Commendable Response

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2022

Though reassuring, New Delhi’s recent statement that both India and China have “agreed on disengagement in the area of Gogra-Hot Springs [PP-15]” doesn’t mean that existing perceptional...

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Pakistan’s Selective Human Rights and Islamophobia Concerns

Pakistan’s Selective Human Rights and Islamophobia Concerns

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

Four years ago, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights [OCHCR] released a“Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir: Developments in the Indian State of Jammu...

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Islamabad’s Embargo on Indo-Pak Trade- Who Loses?

Islamabad’s Embargo on Indo-Pak Trade- Who Loses?

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

The massive floods that have hit Pakistan couldn’t have come at a more inopportune time. Struggling to keep its economy afloat by relying on the lifebuoy of international loans, the widespread...

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Indian Army’s Unmatched Resilience

Indian Army’s Unmatched Resilience

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

While the nation was celebrating ‘Azadika Amrit Mahotsav’ [grand celebration of Freedom’s Nectar] to commemorate India’s 75th Independence Day, on the icy heights of Siachen Glacier, an...

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Targeted Killings: Kashmir Fights Back!

Targeted Killings: Kashmir Fights Back!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Aug , 2022

Wednesday’s killing of three Pakistan backed Lashkar-e-Taiba [LeT] terrorists [including self-styled LeT commander Lateef Rather] in the Waterhail area of Budgam district in Central Kashmir is...

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