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Pakistan: Implications of Sectarian Violence

Paper No. 5365                    Dated 15-Jan-2013

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Once again Pakistan is ravaged by sectarian violence. Persistent stories of savagery in the name of religion is causing worry not only to Pakistanis but to her South Asian neighbors and to the international community.

India, Pakistan Back to Ground Zero?

Paper No. 5364                                       Dated 15-Jan-2013

Guest Column by Rajeev Sharma

Familiar arch-rivals India and Pakistan are back with their familiar hate game. The trigger point is also familiar – the volatile Line of Control (LoC). What has happened between the two nuclear-armed adversaries is that on January 8 the Pakistani soldiers made a deep incursion into the Indian side of the LoC, according to New Delhi, and killed two Indian Army personnel and injured as many more.

Neglect of Welfare & Honour of Ex-Servicemen

Paper No. 5363                                       Dated 15-Jan-2013

By B. Raman

The barbaric Pakistani attack on Indian soldiers in the Jammu area on January 8, 2013, and the brutal killing and mutilation of two soldiers with one of them beheaded called for a three-pronged response:

Comments on Pakistan Army's actions in J &K

Paper No. 5361                               Dated 14-Jan-2013

By Col R. Hariharan

[Here is a summary of my comments made to print media and on TV on the India-Pakistan standoff after two Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistani troops on 8 January 2012.]

On the killing and mutilation of soldiers

Pakistan: Shia Anger Against Kayani

Paper No. 5358                                      Dated 13-Jan-2013

By B.Raman

The genocide of the Shias continues unabated in different parts of Pakistan--- particularly in Balochistan, Gilgit, the Kurram Agency and Karachi. The security forces and the intelligence agencies have been unable to prevent frequent massacres of the Shias in these areas and to crush the activities of the Sunni extremist Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LEJ), which has been openly admitting responsibility for these massacres.

Trans-Loc Incidents in J & K: An Assessment

Paper No. 5352                                            Dated 09-Jan-2013

by B. Raman

There have been two very serious incidents across the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan’s New Military Doctrine

Paper No. 5349                                        Dated 07-Jan-2013

By B. Raman

Media reports emanating from Pakistan’s civilian Government as well as from the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the Army speak of an on-going review of Pakistan’s military doctrine in order to give priority to the creation of a sub-conventional warfare capability to fight domestically against non-State actors posing a threat to Pakistan’s internal security.

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