What is more frightening is the level of radicalisation of Pakistani society, where jail authorities conspire with other convicts to kill an inmate on death row. This represents a dangerous trend in Pakistan’s society of delivering instant justice.
Pakistani establishment is so sincere in export of terrorism and religious hatred that despite acute economic problems they somehow find funds to help these groups which promote religious hatred, extremism, violence and terrorism.
As a revered journalist responding to our tweets said, “If a story is reported responsibly it falls on the government to clarify what’s happened”. Now that the government has clarified and holes in the story revealed, it should be incumbent upon the media house to reveal their motivation “responsibly”.
Col N N Bhatia (Retd) The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 is synonymous with liberation of Bangladesh that commenced with Pakistan launching of Operation Chengiz Khan on 3 December 1971 through pre-emptive strikes on 11 Indian airbases. The war effectively came to an end after the Eastern Command of the Pakistani Armed Forces deployed to protect Eastern Wing [...]
By N. N. BHATIA Capturing prisoners of war (POW) is as old as man kind and warfare. In the earliest history, men captured used to be either slaughtered or made slaves. The captured women and children were more likely to be spared but many times the purpose to capture women as concubines for sex, sexual abuse [...]
Friends, Indians, Analysts; lend me your ears…Allow the governance and defence forces of a nascent democracy to grow and prosper through constructive, analytical, research led criticism, not mindless carping. Let the defence forces become capable and worthwhile servants of the people. Allow them to be the way they were, in the euphoric seventies. Do not let them look at you askance; in your avatar of unending abuse and calumny of everything military. They are, after all, your forces. Avoid their silently mouthing; “E tu Brute?” The Services, the Army leading, will not fall, fail or collapse, of course, but you will certainly denigrate the Idea of India.
By Nitin Gokhale In the mad race to boost circulation and viewer ratings, the media may have, in one go, started the process of demolishing one of the last institutions that has stood rock solid in defence of idea that is India, says NDTV’s Security and Strategic Affairs Editor Nitin Gokhale. In my three decades [...]
After the sordid experiences of the genocide leading upto dismemberment of East Pakistan and creation of Bangladesh, Pakistan is keen on balkanising again. It needs to be stopped!
Accepting Pakistan the way it is but pushing for peace nonetheless may be the only way forward but it is a way littered with political and military minefields which needs careful and cautious charting. Making hope a policy would be harakiri.
South Asian Idea couldn’t help reproduce this brilliant piece which makes reading reams of paper on South Asian Strategies redundant. By Major Bearls Oph Wisdom - The Major Bearls Blog I am pleased to see a new generation of Pakistani analysts: The twenty-somethings whose western education makes them credible in Pakistan and whose Pakistani heritage and once-a-year [...]