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0712 flag pakistanSectarian violence in Karachi is just another chapter in Pakistan’s long history of violence against minorities, has afflicted Pakistan virtually from its moment of birth...

TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY

U.S. allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, smiling through their teeth, are feverishly hoping that Washington will maintain its security commitments. The Russians are ... . . ..   

AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN-USA

A US revaluation of its Af-Pak policy appears likely under Trump... It is, however, unlikely that US AfPak policy under Trump will be ‘more of the same’. Crucially, Pakistan’s role in supporting terrorism in Afghanistan . . .

NUCLEAR WWWIII

Escalation of hostility may become a thermonuclear WWIII.

ARM & TRAIN

Non-Muslims in violent conflict areas to enhance the security...

HYDRO BOOM & CONFLICTS

With approval of power plants, conflicts have arisen ...

SUICIDE TERRORISM

Growing support for suicide terrorism

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Nuclear Arms Race in South Asia

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By Musa Khan Jalalzai
Daily Times

The issue of nuclear, chemical and biological terrorism in South Asia has been the centre of debate in the international press since the establishment of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. The acquisition of chemical and biological weapons by IS has exacerbated the frustration of the international community that these weapons have fallen into the wrong hands. Pakistan is aware of the lethality of the group’s brutal tactics in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

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'Enduring Partnership' with Pakistan For Regional Stability

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The Nation

The nominee for the chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, called for forging an "enduring partnership" with Pakistan to ensure regional stability as he testified at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on July 9.

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India-Pakistan: Limitations Of Confrontational Statements

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And Conventional Deterrence

By Maimuna Ashraf

The two subcontinent nuclear powers, Pakistan and India, have been recently involved in a war of words and words of war which has reopened the debate on South Asia’s nuclear and strategic stability. Predominantly, three official statements from India in a scorching ‘June’ have further inflamed the traditional tensions between the two nuclear neighbors. Pragmatically, beyond the strained relations, statements also advocate few confines of military threats, limited war and conventional deterrence posture in the South Asian region.

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Could India's Military Really Crush Pakistan?

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India's conventional military superiority over Pakistan is exaggerated.

By Walter C. Ladwig III

Following a raid by Indian special forces into Myanmar early this month, increasing attention has been given to the prospect that India might use similar means against Pakistan to pressure it to end support for anti-Indian militant groups. India’s on-going military modernization and headline-grabbing increases in defense spending have already raised concerns that it threatens to upset the delicate conventional military balance in the region and make military action a more attractive prospect for New Delhi.

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India Capable of Securing Borders

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Manohar Parrikar on Pakistan Nuclear Threat

The Financial Express

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar dismissed his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif’s statement on use of nuclear weapons, saying India is capable of securing its borders.

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Watch Out, India: Pakistan Is Ready to Use Nuclear Weapons

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By Zachary Keck
The National Interest

Pakistan is ready to use nuclear weapons against India, a senior Pakistani official confirmed in the first week of July.

Appearing on the Pakistani television channel “Geo,” Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said that Islamabad is willing to use nuclear weapons to ensure its survival.

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Pakistan's Nasr Missile

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‘The Most Dangerous Development in South Asia'

By Rashme Sehgal

If ever India loses its patience after repeated terror attacks and decides to retaliate against the terrorist camps, Pakistan may term that a conventional military attack and invoke the nuclear option.'

'This is a way to continue with terrorism without retaliation.'

Top nuclear scientist Dr R Rajaraman, emeritus professor of theoretical physics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, believes Pakistan's growing nuclear arsenal is a matter of great concern to India with the Nasr missile being of special concern.

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Our Nuclear Bomb is Not A Firecracker

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By Musa Khan Jalalzai
Daily Times

The issue of nuclear terrorism in South Asia has become very complicated, as both India and Pakistan threaten each other with attack by nuclear weapons.

The continued nuclear weapons build up in India and Pakistan, while neither state abides by the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) or international and democratic oversight, is a threat to peace and stability of South Asia. The recent threats of using nuclear weapons against each other has prompted deep anxiety in the neighbouring states that the use of nuclear bomb would also affect their social, economic and health sectors.

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‘India-China N-competition May Increase’

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By Sridhar Kumaraswami
The Asian Age

A leading US defence thinktank has referred to India’s latest Agni-VI intercontinental ballistic missile project and warned in a recent report that the competing missile technologies of India and its giant eastern neighbour China may “deepen nuclear competition between the two Asian nuclear powers”.

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The Other Nuclear Deal

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By Robert M. Hathaway
The Indian Express

The political class in Washington is consumed at the moment with parsing each clause in recent nuclear agreement with Iran for secret meanings, hidden loopholes and possible portents. That America would come to terms on a topic of such political and strategic sensitivity with a state long viewed with suspicion, if not outright antagonism, alarms some and angers others. Questions of who snookered whom abound. Sound familiar?

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There’s No Nuking Indo-French Ties

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By Jayita Sarkar
The Hindu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France in April 2015 highlighted New Delhi’s burgeoning ties with Paris and underlined India’s attempts to diversify its defence purchases. It also re-emphasised the congruence that has existed between the two countries during most of the Cold War.

France has gradually emerged as a formidable technology supplier to India in all three strategic realms: defence, space and nuclear energy. India’s vast market and its appetite for advanced strategic technology make it rather attractive to France.

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