Time and again, the Indian establishment creates a stir in the media by pressing Pakistan on the extradition of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Hafiz Saeed and other members of Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) who it believes are responsible for the tragic 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Without an iota of tangible evidence to support its claim, India further alleges that Pakistan’s premier spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) provided finance and logistical support to JuD members.
Special Forces are unconventional forces used to execute irregular warfare in terrains which are otherwise difficult to operate in for conventional troops; they are almost always used for strategic objectives. Selection in such units across the world are very difficult as they have strict recruitment criteria. States which are known to exert regional and global influence tend to employ Special Forces as tools of exerting state policy abroad. Some notable
On 12 June 2015, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced in its press release that the first ever Pakistan-Russia Staff Talks in military history were being held in Rawalpindi. To be more precise, with the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Leading the visiting delegation is Vice Admiral Volozhinskiy Andrey Olgertovich, Deputy Chief of Main Operations and Director of the General State Armed Forces of Russian Federation. To clarify further,
On 24 December 2014, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a televised address to the country announced a ‘National Action Plan’ (NAP) to viciously counter the forces of terrorism and extremism. A few weeks later, NAP appeared in the form of a constitutional amendment, empowering the courts to prosecute convicted militants and their financers (challenged recently by a group of mafia lawyers). What is NAP? It is a consolidated 20-point national
Several countries around the world, including less-developed ones, understand the significance of Cyberspace; it is often dubbed as the “fifth” war-fighting domain after Land, Sea, Air, and Space. Owing to rapid advances in information and communications technologies, nation states are integrating their critical infrastructure with organizational processes in a bid to make them more efficient. With the passage of time, more and more countries are “digitizing” their national assets; these
One of the first rules of battle in today’s world of war is to turn a nation against it’s own armed forces. When you are able to convince the citizenry of another country that they can’t trust their military to defend them, you have made conquering a nation much easier and significantly less bloody. In today’s information and propaganda war, this is what our enemies are doing to Pakistan. A
The Australian PM Abbott has a planned visit to India next month. This visit is not like similar visits though. This one has a very important agenda point on it. After months of debate, the Australian PM is expected to sign a deal to export Uranium to India. Australia recently has confirmed uranium resources that total one third of the world’s recoverable low-cost uranium. It currently sells this nuclear fuel