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Pakistan Army and United States Engaged in Re-Inventing Mutual Strategic Indispensibility

Paper No. 5823                                   Dated 18-Nov-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indi’s security environment is once again in danger of becoming more threatening when viewed from the prism of the ongoing engagement of Pakistan Army and the United States in reinventing mutual strategic indispensability.

Afghanistan Post-2014: Politico-Strategic Perspectives

Paper No. 5820                                  Dated 12-Nov-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan post-2014 politico-strategic perspectives are complex, intriguing and clouded by unpredictability given its tortured history where external powers outplayed their strategic hands at the cost of Afghanistan’s political stability.

Pakistan: The North Waziristan Operations: Some Observations

Paper No. 5807                 Dated 20-Oct-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

With the visit of Nawaz Sharif along with his Army Chief to Miramshah on 9th October, it is said that operation Zarb-e-Azb is almost coming to an end. The PM was informed that 80 percent of the area has been cleared.

Top military commanders claimed that the militants who had run away will not be allowed to regroup and return to the NWA. ( North Waziristan Agency)

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.

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