Articles By Nilesh Kunwar

On China’s “Upgraded Version” of CPEC

On China’s “Upgraded Version” of CPEC

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2024

With Beijing and Islamabad signing at least 32 MOUs related to China Pakistan Economic Corridor [CPEC], it’s time celebrate for those who continue to believe that this ambitious USD 62 billion...

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Defeating Disruptive Forces in Kashmir

Defeating Disruptive Forces in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jun , 2024

The recent murderous attack on a tourist couple in the Pahalgam area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district has one once again exposed the sordid underbelly of  terrorism in J&K, which the...

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CPEC: A ‘Game Changer’ for Whom?

CPEC: A ‘Game Changer’ for Whom?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 29 May , 2024

Beijing and Islamabad recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of the ambitious USD 62 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor [CPEC] and complimented each other for the spectacular progress...

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PoJK Protests: Manifestation of Islamabad’s Institutionalised Exploitation

PoJK Protests: Manifestation of Islamabad’s Institutionalised Exploitation

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 21 May , 2024

Now that the Joint Awami Action Committee [JAAC] spearheading the ongoing protests in Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir [PoJK] has called off its present agitation, Islamabad must have...

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Media’s Onerous Responsibility in Reporting Terrorist Incidents

Media’s Onerous Responsibility in Reporting Terrorist Incidents

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2024

A lot has been spoken and written about the recent ambush of an Indian Air Force [IAF] convoy in the Poonch district of J&K that left one air warrior dead and four others injured. Given the...

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Human Rights Violations in Pakistan Continue Unabated

Human Rights Violations in Pakistan Continue Unabated

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Apr , 2024

US State Department’s 2023 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices is out and so are the comments of Pakistan’s Foreign Office [FO] on the same. While this report gives Islamabad an...

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Rawalpindi’s Deteriorating Public Image: Who’s to Blame?

Rawalpindi’s Deteriorating Public Image: Who’s to Blame?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 23 Apr , 2024

The top brass of Pakistan army regularly congregate at the military’s General Headquarters [GHQ] in Rawalpindi to discuss various defence related issues in a confab referred to as Corps...

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Contribution of Army Goodwill Schools towards Development of J&K

Contribution of Army Goodwill Schools towards Development of J&K

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Apr , 2024

The contrast couldn’t be more telling. While the people of J&K ushered 2024 with the good news that students of Army Goodwill School in Wuzur, Anantnag had won two gold medals in the...

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Security of CPEC: What Next?

Security of CPEC: What Next?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Apr , 2024

Targeting Chinese Nationals Plagued by recurring security issues, Beijing’s  more than a decade old  ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor [CPEC] project suffered yet another setback last...

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Pakistan’s Polity and the ‘Serenity Prayer’

Pakistan’s Polity and the ‘Serenity Prayer’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Mar , 2024

The serenity prayer implores God to give a supplicant the serenity to accept things that can’t be changed, the courage to change things that can be changed, and most importantly, the wisdom to...

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The Forsaken Uyghurs of Xinjiang

The Forsaken Uyghurs of Xinjiang

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Mar , 2024

‘Sinicising’ Islam Owned by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, Global Times is an English tabloid that faithfully articulates China’s nationalistic perspective on...

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The Gathering Storm in Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir

The Gathering Storm in Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Vol 14.1 Jan-Mar 1999 | Date: 11 Mar , 2024

Two significant things happened last Tuesday. One, Pakistan army chief Gen Syed Asim Munir presided over the corps commanders’ conference in Rawalpindi, and two, Pakistan occupied Jammu and...

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And Enforced Disappearances in Balochistan Continue Unabated

And Enforced Disappearances in Balochistan Continue Unabated

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Mar , 2024

After skipping summons in the Baloch missing students’ case twice, Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar finally appeared in the Islamabad High Court [IHC] last Wednesday. The...

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J&K: Doda Students Reject Religious Polarisation Attempt

J&K: Doda Students Reject Religious Polarisation Attempt

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Mar , 2024

Just the other day, a young Pakistani girl in the city of Lahore went to an eatery wearing a modest dress embellished with the Arabic word ‘halwa’ all over in elegant calligraphy. As this...

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India’s War on Terrorism Ecosystem in J&K

India’s War on Terrorism Ecosystem in J&K

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Feb , 2024

There’s a general misapprehension amongst many that terrorism can be effectively eradicated solely by using the ‘fighting fire with fire’ strategy and killing or apprehending terrorists...

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Pakistan Elections: Rawalpindi Wins Yet Once Again

Pakistan Elections: Rawalpindi Wins Yet Once Again

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2024

While Rawalpindi will outrightly reject the popular quip that while it has never won a war, the Pakistan army has never ever lost an election, but Pakistan’s recent election results has...

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Pathetic Educational Facilities in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir

Pathetic Educational Facilities in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2024

Pakistan leaves no stone unturned to project Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir [IoJK] as a free and prosperous land and has even named this region ‘Azad’ [Free] Kashmir. To keep up...

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Abdul Majid- Kashmir’s Brave Son of the Soil

Abdul Majid- Kashmir’s Brave Son of the Soil

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2024

The impressive number of gallantry awards announced by the Government of India on the eve of Republic Day 2024 reflects the raw guts and phenomenal spirit of sacrifice that exists within the...

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Iran-Pakistan Standoff and Rawalpindi’s Jaish-ul-Adl Connection

Iran-Pakistan Standoff and Rawalpindi’s Jaish-ul-Adl Connection

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jan , 2024

A Faustian Deal In 2004, the then Pakistani President Gen Pervez Musharraf made a secret deal with the US allowing the Special Activities Division of Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] to use...

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India Army Adopts Pir Topa Village in J&K

India Army Adopts Pir Topa Village in J&K

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jan , 2024

A non descript village in the Poonch district of the Union Territory [UT] of J&K, Pir Topa has only about 30-35 houses with a population of approximately 250-300. Its residents belong to the...

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