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#5229, 1 February 2017
IPCS Special Commentary
CPEC: 'Third Party' Dilemma and Cracks in the Corridor

Amit Kumar argues that optimism regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor might be waning, with apprehensions increasingly being voiced in China
#5226, 29 January 2017
IPCS Discussion
'Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan'

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 January 2017
#5219, 6 January 2017
India-Pakistan
Line (Out) of Control?

Joy Mitra argues that risks to general stability in the region remain entrenched in the dynamics of the India-Pakistan conflict and that it could lead to an uncontrollable conflict trajectory
#5213, 31 December 2016
J&K Focus
The Ominous Calm is both Good and Bad for J&K

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain analyses the calm in Kashmir and makes recommendations for the Army and the civilian administration towards bringing stability to the state
#5210, 26 December 2016
Russia’s Search for New Ground in Pakistan
Adarsh Vijay analyses Russia's possible motivations for its increasing engagement with Pakistan
#5194, 29 November 2016
Pakistan's New Army Chief and the Indo-Pak Dialogue Process
Sarral Sharma writes about the appointment of Gen Qamar Bajwa as Pakistan's new army chief and its potential impact on the New Delhi-Islamabad dialogue process
#5193, 28 November 2016
J&K Focus
An Opportunity to Bring Heart Back to Kashmir

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain writes that an opportunity is emerging for New Delhi to bring normalcy back to Kashmir, and recommends ways to utilise it
#5190, 25 November 2016
Restraint to Retribution: Modi’s New Normal and Nawaz Sharif’s Challenge
Lt Gen (Retd) AS Lamba analyses Indian and Pakistani military and political responses to the escalating tensions between the two countries
#5164, 2 November 2016
Kashmir Focus
After the Surgical Strikes

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain assesses the security situation in J&K and identifies ways forward for India
#5141, 30 September 2016
India-Pakistan: Whither Surgical Strike?
Muhammad Faisal comments on the possibility, feasibility and potential implications of the recently announced 'surgical strike' by India
#5139, 27 September 2016
India-Pakistan
Withdrawing the MFN Status to Pakistan: Legality and Implications

Amb (Retd) VP Haran argues that India would be on firm legal ground if it chooses to withdraw the MFN status granted to Pakistan
#5138, 27 September 2016
Book Review: Pulls and Pressures in India and Pakistan
Sadia Tasleem reviews George Perkovich and Toby Dalton’s latest book, Not War, Not Peace? Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism’
#5136, 23 September 2016
J&K Focus
From South Kashmir to Uri: The Strategic Connect

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain analyses the link between increasing unrest in Kashmir and the security challenges along India's western border
#5118, 5 September 2016
IPCS Discussion
Regional Power Play and Rise of Radicalism in Afghanistan

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 20 August 2016
#5117, 5 September 2016
IPCS Discussion
Afghanistan-Pakistan-India: A Paradigm Shift

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 11 August 2016

#5111, 22 August 2016
J&K Focus
J&K: Communication Strategy is Key but First, Stabilise the Streets

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain assesses India's policy options in Kashmir Valley and makes recommendations
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan
18 January 2017 , 1130-1300 Hrs

   
Rethinking Deterrence: The India-Pakistan Context
21 October 2016 , 1500-1630 hrs

   
News
Wagah Border attacker's target was India but exploded in Pakistan due to miscalculation: Security ex
The Economic Times, 4 November 2014
NEW DELHI: The carnage at Wagah may have announced the arrival of the suicide bomber to the westernmost tip of Pakistan, deep inside "safe and secure" Punjab, but for India, it was a close call as the bomb exploded just a day before hundreds...

Everything to know about Wagah suicide blast: High alert on Indo-Pak border areas
Firstpost, 3 November 2014
At least 61 people, including Ten women, eight children and three security personnel, were killed and nearly 200 injured when a suicide attacker detonated a powerful bomb at Wagah in Pakistan on Sunday, minutes after the popular flag-lowering ceremony...

EC holds discussions ahead of J&K polls
The Times of India, 20 October 2014
SRINAGAR: Top officials and police officers on Saturday briefed a three-member Election Commission (EC) team here ahead of the assembly polls due next month. 

PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed calls for resumption of Indo-Pak talks
The Economic Times, 20 October 2014
SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today called for resumption of talks between India and Pakistan, saying there was no visible alternative to the dialogue process. 

Indo-Pak troops trade border fire
Arab News, 20 October 2014
ISLAMABAD: Indian and Pakistani troops traded cross-border fire on Sunday, officials said, the latest in a series of clashes that began earlier this month and have claimed at least 20 civilian lives.

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180
Book reviews
Rana Banerji reviews
Pakistan: A Hyper-national Security State
 
 

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