Tag: Pakistan

taliban: Top Pakistan diplomat details Taliban plan

Be realistic. Show patience. Engage. And above all, don’t isolate. Those are the pillars of an approach emerging in Pakistan to deal with the fledgling...

Taliban spokesman confirms meeting between Pakistan’s ISI chief and Mullah Baradar

The Taliban on Monday confirmed that Pakistan’s powerful intelligence chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed has met its de-facto leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, amidst efforts...

Taliban: Do not allow cross-border terror from Afghan soil, say India & EU

External affairs minister S Jaishankar and foreign ministers of the European Union on Friday discussed the Afghan crisis, including the need to disallow the Afghan...

ISIL-K: Foreign members of ISIL-K, al-Qaida entered Afghanistan via Pakistan: UN report

Almost all foreign members of ISIL-K and al-Qaida have entered Afghanistan via Pakistan and the leaders of these outfits along with those of the Taliban...

pakistan afghanistan: The real winner of the Afghan war is not Taliban, it’s Pakistan

Just days after the Taliban took Kabul, their flag was flying high above a central mosque in Pakistan’s capital. It was an in-your-face gesture intended...

taliban: View: It’s only after US troops leave Afghanistan that one will gauge Taliban’s real intent

With the Taliban effectively taking over control of most parts of Afghanistan, countries will have to decide whether to formally recognise a new government in...

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder takes exception to ‘atrocious’ comments of two of Sidhu’s advisors

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh asked state Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday to “rein in” his advisers after two of them made “atrocious”...

taliban: Pakistan’s strategic interest in Afghanistan is to counter Indian influence, says US report

Pakistan’s strategic security objectives in Afghanistan almost certainly continue to be countering Indian influence and mitigating spillover of the Afghan civil war into Pakistani territory,...

Pakistan: Pressure on Pakistan grows as Taliban advance in Afghanistan

With the Taliban claiming towns and territories across Afghanistan, the pressure on Pakistan is building up as the scrutiny is falling on Islamabad. Emily Schmall,...

India at 75: Economic muscle will allow India to face China challenge

India’s biggest foreign policy challenge, as it enters the 75th year of independence, is without doubt China and the associated power asymmetry that needs to...

India needs to boost capabilities to deal with future security challenges: IAF Chief

A full-fledged conventional conflict with the Northern adversary is not possible but still India needs to boost capabilities and enhance its overall strength, Chief of...

Pakistan to host regional conference on Afghanistan: Report

Pakistan is likely to host a regional conference on Afghanistan as part of a diplomatic push to prevent a civil war in the war-torn neighbouring...

Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly passes resolution condemning attack on Hindu temple

The provincial assembly of Pakistan‘s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the attack on a Hindu temple in the country’s Punjab province. Hundreds...

India not invited to ‘extended Troika’ meeting on Afghanistan convened by Russia

India has not been invited to a crucial meeting being convened by Russia on the fast-evolving situation in Afghanistan that is expected to see the...

China, Pakistan agree to launch ‘joint actions’ in Afghanistan to drive out terrorist forces: Chinese Foreign Ministry

China and Pakistan have decided to launch “joint actions” in Afghanistan to stop the war-torn country from becoming a “hotbed for terrorism” and drive out...

Pakistan parliament passes FATF-related bill

Pakistan’s parliament has passed a bill for providing legal assistance in international criminal matters as part of efforts to fulfil the conditions set by the...

Terrorist activities key factor of instability in Afghanistan: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

As the Taliban makes rapid advances across Afghanistan, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has said the activities of terrorist outfits remained a key factor of...

Taliban offer three-month ceasefire in return for prisoner release

An Afghan government negotiator on Thursday said the Taliban had offered a three-month ceasefire in exchange for the release of 7,000 insurgent prisoners, as the...

Jammu and Kashmir may get advanced drone shield

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 07, 2021) With drones emerging as a serious security threat in Jammu & Kashmir, the central security establishment...

Pakistan news: View: Pakistan should stop looking to leverage the Taliban

Pakistan’s founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was convinced his fledgling nation’s most valuable asset was its location. In an interview a month after independence in 1947,...

“Part-time militants”: Security forces face new challenge in Kashmir

Security forces in Kashmir are facing a new challenge on the militancy front — the presence of “hybrid” militants who are not listed as ultras...

Pakistan-based terror groups behind weapons, narcotics dropped by drones in Jammu and Kashmir: DGP

Asserting that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfits are behind the dropping of arms, IEDs and narcotics by drones in Jammu and Kashmir, Director...

United States-Pakistan ties are unlikely to be back to good old days: Experts

Pakistan’s desire to improve relations with the US is unlikely to happen unless Islamabad changes its policies on terrorism and its relations with China and...

Structural asymmetries between India and China will keep relationship difficult: Expert

Kanti Bajpai, noted International Relations Scholar and Wilmar Professor of Asian Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) School of Public Policy, National University of...

US sending Bangladesh 2.5 million Covid vaccine doses: White House

The United States began shipping 2.5 million doses of Moderna‘s Covid vaccine to Bangladesh on Tuesday, a White House official told AFP, as the South...