Pakistan, India NSAs Hold Secret Dialogue

New Delhi / Islamabad—Even as the Indian media was showering Pakistan with insults on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s meeting with his wife and mother and the Indian parliament was raising the emotional pitch over claims of misbehaviour by Pakistanis with the two women, the National Security Advisers (NSAs) of the two countries were meeting sec­retly in Bangkok […]

New Year Ushers In Frigid Temperatures In Kashmir

Srinagar—The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, ushered in the New Year under freezing conditions as the city recorded the coldest night of this winter with a minimum of minus 4.4 degrees Celsius. Srinagar city recorded the coldest night this season at minus 4.4 degrees Celsius, an official of the MET department said here. The […]

Examine Eyewitness Without Delay, HC Tells Trial Courts

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed all the trial Courts in the state to get the eyewitnesses examined by the prosecution as soon as possible. “The trial courts shall get the eyewitnesses examined by the prosecution as soon as possible and shall ensure that the statements of the eyewitnesses are invariably recorded under […]

8700 Teacher Posts To Be Advertised In Jan

Srinagar—Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said today that the state government would refer 8,700 more vacancies for the post of teachers to the Services Selection Board (SSB) to be advertised next month. “As many as 8700 more vacancies for teachers posts, in addition to 2154 posts referred already, will be referred […]

Iran Protests:As Israeli Ministers Offer Praise,Netanyahu Requests to ‘Minimize’ Comments

Tehran—Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Office asked Israeli ministers to “minimize” their comments on the situation in Iran on Saturday, after two Israeli government ministers took to Twitter to express their support for anti-government protesters in Iran. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said that the Iranian protesters were “bravely standing up” to a regime that was spending billions of dollars funding […]

Nuclear button is always on my table, warns North Korea’s Kim

Seoul—Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was “open to dialogue” with Seoul. After a year dominated by fiery rhetoric and escalating tensions over North Korea’s […]

A return to reality

    Thinking about the new year in these smoggy, uncertain and angry times, is risky business. Most new year writing is premised on the idea that the turning of the year might bring new resolve and new hope. An element of self-overcoming might be possible. At a personal level, there are the resolutions to […]

From Crackdowns to CASO                                                                            

In 90s the common term used for these operations was “crackdown” wherein villages after villages were cordoned and people assembled at one place and houses were searched one by one in order to ensure that the insurgents don’t hide anywhere .For Delhi based security analysts and experts their elimination was important as they were a […]

???????Futility of military approach

A Fidayeen attack on the eve of the new year has once again underscored the grim security scenario unfolding in Kashmir. Despite killing around 2020 militants in 2017, the militancy seems to have grown only deadlier in Kashmir. A new factor added to the situation is that now Kashmiri militants are a part of the […]

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