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April 2017

Troubled History And Uncertain Future

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Author:  Col Shailender Arya

The Balochi population is small and dispersed over a vast area, the groups employ only 3,000-5,000 foot soldiers which is inadequate to fight a regular Army; the tribal and sub-tribal rivalries weaken them and there is a lack of broad tribal support for secession from Pakistan, particularly from the Pashtun tribes. Thus, the dreams of an independent Balochistan are not easy to convert into reality. The movement faces an uncertain future in the days to come.

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Intent And Purpose Of “All Weather Friendship”

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Author:  Sana Hashmi

In sum, taking a tougher stance on a few issues such as the CPEC and Kashmir, and opting for diplomatic overtures on others is the need of the hour. India also needs to reach out to its smaller South Asian neighbours with a clear message that it means well for the growth, prosperity and peace of the region and its countries.

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Crisis Of Governance Or Unity?

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Author:  Sudhir Singh 

Balochistan has only four per cent population but it has 43 per cent territory of Pakistan. It shares long border with Iran and Afghanistan, and long interface with the sea. In contrast, Bangladesh has only 1.5 lac sq km territory and Balochistan possesses almost double that. Apart from this, its location is extremely important for geo-strategical calculations because it is a land bridge between South and Central Asia and South Asia and Iran. It is significantly rich for minerals including much important oil and gas.

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CPEC And The State Of Balochistan

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Author: Dr Shalini Chawla

The opposition from the locals is justified as even though the port of Gwadar has been developed and is functional, Gwadar remains deprived of even clean drinking water and basic necessities of life. Locals are being driven out in order to accommodate the Chinese workforce and this has added to the existing resentment in the region.

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Time For Quid Pro Quo

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Author: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)

Helping the Balochis against sustained Pakistani genocide amounts to taking the moral high ground. The advice by Ashley Tellis – “supporting insurgencies within Pakistan, engaging in economic warfare, pursuing focused retaliation to punish Rawalpindi or threatening major military action to induce external pressure on Pakistan then remain the only means left for neutralising Pakistani terrorism” – must be taken seriously.

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Holiday the Military Way

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Author: Team DSA

The initiative by the Maharashtra Ex-servicemen Corporation (MESCO) is a unique concept that will encourage civilians to explore various facets of the defence mechanism of India and its evolution.

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‘Rogue Elements’ Shape The Agenda

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Author: Portia B Conrad

A booming Indo-US relationship could also lead to increased collaboration between the “all-weather friends” – China and Pakistan. This will further increase Pakistan’s dependence on China and subsequently, these developments may create a path towards the destabilisation of strategic balance in the region.

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Modi Gambit Needs Reinforcement

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Author:  GP Capt AK Sachdev (Retd)

Modi’s bold first step in this direction raised hopes (in Balochistan and India) that an innovative and long overdue campaign was being launched against our intractable and problematic neighbour and enemy. After that first roar from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the campaign appears to have petered out to a whimper. One hopes that it will be revived.

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Pakistan’s Pathway To Self-Destruction

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Author: Prof P L DASH


The past predictions of Pakistan being a failed State have not entirely dissipated. New internal problems– Terrorism, Islamic extremism, economic problems compounded by severe annual floods and inclement weather, narcotic and drugs menace have wrecked the country from within.

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