Articles By Nilesh Kunwar

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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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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