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Pakistan: Karachi Airport Attack and its Impact:

Paper No. 5724                        Dated 12-Jun- 2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
The attack on the Karachi international airport on 8th June was one of the most spectacular and audacious ones by the TTP in the last few months.
 
The details of the attack have been given in great detail in the media and are not being repeated here.  But significant points that need to be noted on the attack are
 

Pakistan: Army poised for full scale offensive against TTP in North Waziristan:

Paper No: 5720                        Dated 6-Jun-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
On 24th of May, the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan of Pakistan had announced that no decision had been taken for a full scale military operation in North Waziristan.  But there are many indications that show that the Army is poised to begin a regular offensive soon and perhaps this could happen in a week.
 

Afghanistan - Can 1996 Repeat itself?

Paper No. 5687                                      Dated 22-Apr-2014

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

A paper produced by late B. Raman in 2013 on the consequences of US withdrawal from Afghanistan in end 2014 is reproduced below.  The points made by him including India’s options are still relevant.  The only change if any is that the Haqqani network has emerged stronger thanks to the total support given by ISI of Pakistan.  -- Director

Can 1996 Repeat itself in Afghanistan?

The Haqqani Group and India- the danger ahead.

Paper No. 5681                    Dated 4-Apr-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It is generally believed that the Haqqani group is a regional player in Afghanistan restricted to Loya Paktia provinces and Khost as well as the Northern Waziristan of Pakistan. This could have been the position till about five years ago, but it is not so today.

Can a Civil War in Afghanistan be Prevented?

Paper No. 5533                                       Dated 23-Jul-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The clock on Afghanistan will not stop ticking to give extra time to the main stake holders to arrive at a reasonable conclusion.

AFGHANISTAN: Kerry-Kayani Secret Deal Stinks

Paper No. 5515                                          Dated 24-Jun-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

“Afghan Revelations: Pak-US Secret Diplomacy Created Doha Roadmap”---The Express Tribune, Pakistan. Headline, June 20 2013

Can 1996 Repeat itself in Afghanistan?

Paper No. 5459                          Dated 13-Apr-2013

By B.Raman

As the US troops prepare to thin themselves out of Afghanistan starting from next year, India has to worry whether 1996 can repeat itself in Afghanistan, when the Taliban, with the help of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), captured power from the Afghan Mujahideen in Kabul and enforced its rule.

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