January 16, 2018

Tag Archives: Ajit Doval

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Afghan Conflict Needs Closure

India is trying to pin Pakistan down in domestic conflicts, as it expands its influence through trade with Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world. Read More »

Instruments of Terror

Pakistan faces the unavoidable specter of an ever-growing Indo-US-Afghan alliance that  requires it to do more in the anti-terror fight. It also needs to clean up its image that became tainted because of its alliances with or support for non-state actors. Read More »

Pakistan-India Intelligence Cooperation: A Game Changer?

The exchange of information between the Indian and Pakistani national security advisers begs a major question; if this can happen, why cant it happen between the two in Afghanistan? Can such an interaction translate into a game changer for all the three countries? Read More »

‘False Flag’ Operations

Can India and Pakistan afford to be held hostage to the evil designs of non-State actors or even motivated “State” ones? Read More »

Bihar Elections — Mind your Own Business, Pakistan

Why should Pakistani government and media draw pleasure out of the defeat of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP in Bihar elections? Is it really worth paying this much attention when Pakistanis have plenty of things to worry about at home? Pakistan needs to focus more on the causes that continue to taint its image abroad and are a source of internal discord as well. Read More »

Modi’s Self-defeating Pakistan Policy

For India, the only way to de-hyphenate itself from Pakistan is to improve relations with Islamabad through bold initiatives. Modi, who has always advocated a more muscular approach to national security, cannot ignore Pakistan, but must also recognize that a hardline approach will create problems for New Delhi. Read More »

New Encirclement in South Asia

The vibes in south Asia are pretty clear now; a nationalist, jingoistic and intelligence-led mindset in New Delhi has turned Afghanistan into the centerpiece of its policy on Pakistan. Regardless of how they position themselves henceforth, the world should not be surprised if the current simmering tensions blew into armed hostilities – even if limited Read More »

India’s ‘Hybrid Warfare’

Pakistan must directly and/or indirectly attack those cells supporting RAW’s hybrid warfare within Pakistan creating internal problems for the South Asian country, argues one analyst after Indian Defense Minister’s public endorsement of using terrorism as a policy tool. Read More »

Hybrid Warfare

Pakistan-India border has remained tense since the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After suspending the peace dialogue with Islamabad, New Delhi has now suspended the bus service between Pakistan and Indian-administered Kashmirs, raising fears of further instability in one of the most militarized regions of the world. Here is one Pakistani perception about India’s strategy. Read More »

Of India’s ‘Reagan-style’ Pakistan Strategy and the Elusive Peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks more like India’s Ronald Reagan because of his strategy of “peace through strength” when it comes to Pakistan, says author Daniel Markey and warns New Delhi’s diplomatic disengagement with Islamabad could be dangerous and even counterproductive. Markey’s assessment may give credence to some of the fears in Pakistan which are reflected by Ikram Sehgal in his article down below. Read More »