Articles By KN Pandita

Powers fomenting Red Sea terror hold naval exercise to “Counter Terror”

Powers fomenting Red Sea terror hold naval exercise to “Counter Terror”

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Mar , 2024

Hindsight The war in the Middle East is escalating. Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, resulted in Israel’s massive reaction in Gaza Strip. Some say that Israel is overdoing its act....

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Maldives Archipelago is of much strategic importance to India

Maldives Archipelago is of much strategic importance to India

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2024

Muizzu’s antics Traditionally, India-Maldives relations have been cordial. A day after being sworn in as the President of Maldives, Muizzu formally requested India to withdraw her troops...

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On the way to the modernisation of Indian naval power

On the way to the modernisation of Indian naval power

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Feb , 2024

India is determined to modernise its navy to meet the security demands of a vast coastline and the crucial Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Submarine-launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) is to be test-fired...

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Somalia piracy is extending to the East African coast

Somalia piracy is extending to the East African coast

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Feb , 2024

The concern For quite some time, Somali pirates have been on the prowl in the waters off the East African coast, harassing commercial vessels or looting them at gunpoint. This has caused concern...

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Iran cannot hold Asian countries hostage to its anti-Israel obsession

Iran cannot hold Asian countries hostage to its anti-Israel obsession

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Feb , 2024

Commentators wonder why President Biden has not reacted to the killing of three American soldiers as a result of a Houthi missile attack in Jordan. (He has done so since). Is it because he says...

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Book Review: Pakistan Invasion on J&K (1947 – 48) Untold stories of victims

Book Review: Pakistan Invasion on J&K (1947 – 48) Untold stories of victims

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jan , 2024

This work falls in the category of oral history but with conspicuous differences. It is not a tell-tale story: it is a piece of classical research entailing a stupendous effort of collecting...

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The rogues establishing sway over the Red Sea

The rogues establishing sway over the Red Sea

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2023

The Houthi misadventure The Bab el Mandeb Strait of the Red Sea off Yemen is just between 26-29 km in width. Houthis, Iran’s armed proxy, have used drones and rockets to attack cargo ships in the...

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The world is shifting towards multipolarity

The world is shifting towards multipolarity

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2023

Multipolarity is the new buzzword among political leaders. In the totality of geopolitical transitions during recent years, Indo-Pacific has emerged as the global strategic centre of...

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For China Taliban-Afghanistan is a hard nut to crack

For China Taliban-Afghanistan is a hard nut to crack

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Jan , 2023

China was the first country to receive a formal Taliban delegation soon after Kabul fell to the Taliban on 15 August 2019. The Taliban were desperate to befriend China for two reasons. One was the...

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Gen Asim Muneer inherits a can of worms

Gen Asim Muneer inherits a can of worms

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2022

 “The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has announced an end to the months-long “indefinite ceasefire”, accusing the government of beaching the agreement brokered by the Afghan...

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Pak Army Chief’s selection issue: Does it mean President’s ouster?

Pak Army Chief’s selection issue: Does it mean President’s ouster?

By: KN Pandita | Date: 24 Nov , 2022

The selection of a new army chief after the retirement of General Bajwa on 29 November was already a political issue in Pakistan; now it has been given a legal slant as well.  More confusion and...

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India enters the Commercial Space Industry

India enters the Commercial Space Industry

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Nov , 2022

Space industry is making progress by leaps and bounds. The US and China are far ahead of other aspiring countries in exploring the space not only for defence purposes but for commercial interests...

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Will the Bali meeting reduce Global Tensions and Rivalry?

Will the Bali meeting reduce Global Tensions and Rivalry?

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2022

President Biden and President Xi met in Bali for more than three and a half hours to discuss global and bilateral issues. They were attending the G-20 Summit. The press had reported before the...

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The prospect for the US-Taliban engagement are dim

The prospect for the US-Taliban engagement are dim

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Nov , 2022

Secretary of State Blinken’s dinner reception to Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, when the latter was in the US for attending the session of the UN General Assembly, has been...

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Will Iran recognize the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan? The Enigma

Will Iran recognize the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan? The Enigma

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Nov , 2022

More than fourteen months have passed since the Taliban ousted the elected government of Ashraf Ghani and gained control over Kabul for the second time. The significant aspect of this victory is...

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South Korea is important in India’s Look East policy

South Korea is important in India’s Look East policy

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2022

On May 10, 2022 the Republic of Korea elected Mr Yoon Suk-yeol as its 20thPresident. In his inaugural address President Yoon spoke of the relevance of liberal democratic values of society. He...

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China tightens stranglehold of the sub-continent

China tightens stranglehold of the sub-continent

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Aug , 2022

Beijing’s game plan in the Indian sub-continent is now an open book. The term ‘string of pearls’ coined by US geopolitical researchers in 2004,refers to the network of Chinese military and...

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Terrorism boomerangs on Pakistan

Terrorism boomerangs on Pakistan

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jul , 2022

In its editorial captioned ‘Hotbed of Militancy’, the leading English daily of Pakistan Dawn of 25 July has opened a Pandora’s Box of militancy in Afghanistan. It warns Pakistan of the...

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Israel, the Middle East and Pakistan

Israel, the Middle East and Pakistan

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jul , 2022

Pakistan’s policy has been not to come close to Israel until the Palestinian issue is resolved. Islamabad has stuck to this policy to give no cause of disappointment to the Arab world with which...

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Upgraded tactics of Pakistani terror in J&K

Upgraded tactics of Pakistani terror in J&K

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jul , 2022

In a press conference at Jammu, the Additional Director General of Police, J&K, disclosed some sensitive information about the drone deployment strategy of Pakistan’s ISI in its Kashmir terror...

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