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How unrest in Xinjiang is testing China's patience on rogue elements in Pakistan establishment
Opinion

How unrest in Xinjiang is testing China's patience on rogue elements in Pakistan establishment

The only manner in which Beijing can halt the march of terror is to bring not only far-reaching, humane and acceptable autonomy to the region, but squarely take on its “all-weather friend” for charges of treachery

Gen Asim Munir unlikely to be busy on India front for now as Imran Khan, hostile Durand Line pose new challenges
Opinion

Gen Asim Munir unlikely to be busy on India front for now as Imran Khan, hostile Durand Line pose new challenges

A deteriorating economic situation may also compel restraint on the part of Pakistan Army but India needs to keep a close watch as a new leadership takes charge of the army apparatus in Pakistan

Pakistan: Former ISI chief Lt General Faiz Hamid seeks early retirement
World

Pakistan: Former ISI chief Lt General Faiz Hamid seeks early retirement

Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid was one of the six senior-most Pakistan Army generals shortlisted by the General Headquarters (GHQ) for the post of the Chief of Army Staff. The list was sent to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for approval last week

General Asim Munir takes charge as new chief of Pakistan Army
World

General Asim Munir takes charge as new chief of Pakistan Army

A change of command ceremony was organized at the Pakistan Army headquarters in Rawalpindi on Tuesday during which General Bajwa handed over the reins of the Pakistan Army to his successor General Asim Munir

Former ISI chief Gen Faiz Hamid takes an early retirement days after being shortlisted but not made the new Army chief
World

Former ISI chief Gen Faiz Hamid takes an early retirement days after being shortlisted but not made the new Army chief

General Hamid was one of the six senior-most generals shortlisted by the General Headquarters (GHQ) for the post of the Chief of Army Staff. The list was sent to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for approval last week

Imran Khan-baiter Asim Munir is Pakistan's next army chief. All you need to know about him
World

Imran Khan-baiter Asim Munir is Pakistan's next army chief. All you need to know about him

General Syed Asim Munir is the 11th chief of the Pakistan Army since the Islamist nation was carved out of erstwhile British India in 1947. He was preceded by General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Driver working in MEA honey-trapped into passing confidential information to Pakistan; arrested
India

Driver working in MEA honey-trapped into passing confidential information to Pakistan; arrested

The driver was honey-trapped by Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence and was arrested for passing confidential and sensitive information

Imran Khan’s assassination bid pushes Pakistan on the edge of a precipice: Will it descend into chaos?
World

Imran Khan’s assassination bid pushes Pakistan on the edge of a precipice: Will it descend into chaos?

The next few days are precarious for Pakistan, but the delay in renewing the Long March could be an indication, though small and tenuous, that some pulling back from the precipice is underway

L’affaire Coimbatore blasts: In search of dangerous jihadi links
India

L’affaire Coimbatore blasts: In search of dangerous jihadi links

One won’t be surprised if the Coimbatore conspiracy was hatched by Islamists from Bangladesh, albeit with Indian surrogates, who are increasingly becoming subservient to the near-abroad and al-Qaeda-ISIS direction

Pakistan’s Khashoggi moment? Why was Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif killed in Nairobi on 23 October
World

Pakistan’s Khashoggi moment? Why was Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif killed in Nairobi on 23 October

There is a strenuous effort towards plausible deniability amongst all the authorities in Pakistan. They are keen that America does not see the Arshad Sharif murder as another Jamal Khashoggi moment

General Bajwa was given ‘lucrative offer’ in March amid political turmoil in Pakistan: Army
World

General Bajwa was given ‘lucrative offer’ in March amid political turmoil in Pakistan: Army

The revelation came as the country was grappling with different versions about the killing of journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya and indirect allegations against the armed forces

How Simranjit Singh Mann’s Kashmir visit was a part of ISI’s plans to unite Khalistani and Kashmiri terrorists
India

How Simranjit Singh Mann’s Kashmir visit was a part of ISI’s plans to unite Khalistani and Kashmiri terrorists

It has always been an ISI dream to unite Kashmir militancy with Khalistan terrorism as a part of its K2K (Kashmir to Khalistan) project

Why India should view Khalistani activities in Canada more seriously
India

Why India should view Khalistani activities in Canada more seriously

There has been a rise in anti-India activities in Canada, the latest being a park named after the Bhagavad Gita vandalised in Brampton

Punjab Police bust ISI-backed terror module; two operatives held
India

Punjab Police bust ISI-backed terror module; two operatives held

The terror module was jointly handled by Canada-based gangster Lakhbir Singh alias Landa and Pakistan-based gangster Harvinder Singh Rinda, according to police

There is more to ‘permanent peace’ between India, Pakistan than Kashmir issue
India

There is more to ‘permanent peace’ between India, Pakistan than Kashmir issue

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif recently observed that Pakistan wanted to ‘have permanent peace’ with India through dialogue, as war is not an option for either of the countries to resolve the Kashmir issue

Hamid Ansari fraternised with Pak journalist Mirza: Senior advocate shares image to 'debunk' ex-VP's claims
India

Hamid Ansari fraternised with Pak journalist Mirza: Senior advocate shares image to 'debunk' ex-VP's claims

Adish Aggarwala said Ansari 'chose not to disclose about the Jama Masjid United Forum’s event in order to mislead government agencies & the public.' Pakistani journalist Mirza claimed that he visited India several times and collected information for ISI

From inviting ‘spy’ Pak journalist to not saluting national flag, the controversies haunting Hamid Ansari
Politics

From inviting ‘spy’ Pak journalist to not saluting national flag, the controversies haunting Hamid Ansari

Hamid Ansari is once again in the eye of the storm after reports surfaced that he invited a Pakistani journalist to India, who shared information with the ISI. In the past, the former vice-president has been accused of ‘exposing’ R&AW in Iran and holding a ‘secret’ meeting with Pakistan officials

Pakistan: Imran Khan remains in hunt for power, but all depends on coming Punjab bypolls
World

Pakistan: Imran Khan remains in hunt for power, but all depends on coming Punjab bypolls

If PML (N) succeeds in getting a sufficient number of provincial Assembly seats on 17 July so that Hamza wins the CM re-election now slated for 22 July, Shehbaz Sharif would get somewhat stabilised

After Pakistan Army chief, ISI head orders his commanders to stay away from politics
World

After Pakistan Army chief, ISI head orders his commanders to stay away from politics

Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum, Director General (DG) of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence said that there would be zero-tolerance for violations and any intelligence official found violating the directives would have no place in the premier agency

Dealing with Taliban: Why India must tread with caution in Afghanistan
India

Dealing with Taliban: Why India must tread with caution in Afghanistan

Taliban may at the moment want to project their distance from Islamabad, but their umbilical cord is attached to Rawalpindi, and it would be foolhardy to overlook this fact