Muhammad Hanif

Upsurge in China-India Ties and Pakistan

Upsurge in China-India Ties and Pakistan

                                                                   Upsurge in China-India Ties and Pakistan Col (R) Muhammad Hanif Since last few years both China and India are trying to upgrade […]

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Pakistan-India-US Relations

Pakistan-India-US Relations

Pakistan-India- US Relations  Col (R) Muhammad Hanif   Since 1947 Pakistan–India relations are marred by outstanding bilateral issues including the Kashmir dispute which are yet to be resolved. After Shimla Agreement signed in 1972 both countries have not been able to address these issues at bilateral level. In other words bilateralism, enshrined in the Shimla […]

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Cancelling Secretary Level Talks with Pakistan

Cancelling Secretary Level Talks with Pakistan

On 18 August 2014 India called off foreign secretary-level bilateral talks with Pakistan, scheduled to be held at Islamabad on 25 August 2014, in reaction to Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit’s meeting with Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah. According to Hindustan Times, a spokesperson for external affairs ministry of India announced that talks were being called […]

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Indian Apathy to Resolve Kashmir Dispute

Indian Apathy to Resolve Kashmir Dispute

History of India-Pakistan relations in the context of Kashmir dispute is witness that India has been pursuing a strategy of delaying the resolution of Kashmir dispute and taking steps to ultimately making Kashmir as its integral part. India has posed hurdles to implementation of UNSC resolutions on Kashmir issue (1948) asking for simultaneous withdrawal of […]

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Response to an Anti- Pakistan Article Titled “Ten Fictions that Pakistani Defence Officials Love to Peddle”

Response to an Anti- Pakistan Article Titled “Ten Fictions that Pakistani Defence Officials Love to Peddle”

C. Christine Fair, an assistant professor in Peace and Security Studies Programme, in Georgetown University in USA has published an article titled “Ten Fictions that Pakistani Defence Officials Love to Peddle” in The War on the Rocks website on 30 January 2014. In her this unscholarly article written in an egoistic language and without credible […]

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Post 2014 Withdrawal Regional Politics and Pakistan’s Response

Post 2014 Withdrawal Regional Politics and Pakistan’s Response

War on terror being fought in Afghanistan since last eleven years has experienced many complexities and the country that has suffered the most, other than Afghanistan, is Pakistan. In the wake of the likely withdrawal of the US and NATO forces by the end of 2014, uncertainty prevails regarding emerging situation in Afghanistan and its […]

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President Karzai’s No to BSA

President Karzai’s No to BSA

In a press conference held on Saturday, 25 January 2014, Afghan President Mr. Karzai has once again refused to sign a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US stating that he will not sign that unless Washington and Pakistan launch a peace process with Taliban insurgents. Mr. Karzai has repeatedly refused to sign BSA, which […]

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Upgrading Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Relations

Upgrading Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Relations

There is no doubt that existing relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are very strong. But due to evolving strategic environment in the region around Afghanistan, in the Gulf region due to extra regional powers interests there and ongoing implications of the Arab Spring, this is the most suitable time to move fast in developing […]

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