Dr Moeed Wasim Yusuf, a renowned scholar of South Asian strategic stability and security studies, has been appointed pioneer Chairperson of the Strategic Policy Planning Cell (SPPC) under the National Security Division (NSD) for a period of two years through an Establishment Division notification issued on 25th September. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Boston University, US. The PTI government of PM Imran Khan began the process to
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The recent wave of uncertainty and intimidation in Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government should not come as a surprise. The deployment of thousands of troops, house arrest of prominent Kashmiri politicians and abrupt area-wise shutdown of Internet services may suggest preparations for war. Perhaps more so when viewed in the context of field testing the concept of Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) for swift proactive offensive
Chief of Indian intelligence agency RAW, Arnab Goswami, made international headlines when he announced findings which confirmed the presence of Daesh leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi in Karachi, Pakistan. Goswami, who was wearing a special grey-colored formal suit with a red tie (indicating alarm), held an unannounced press conference in New Delhi after paying handsome bribes to his former colleagues in the media for uninterrupted coverage. “I can say with satisfaction
On January 2, 2016, a group of 5 heavily-armed terrorists attacked the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot, Punjab, killing 7 security personnel including a serving Lt Col of the Indian Army. India’s hyper-sensationalist media once again jumped to conclusions, with each news outlet quoting its own ‘high ranking’ anonymous sources giving their own differing versions of the incident. Some said it was carried out by Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) whereas
The recent meeting between NSAs and Foreign Secretaries of nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India in Bangkok caught everyone by surprise. The timing of the meeting, which witnessed participation by other senior officials from both sides, is especially noteworthy. Less than a day after the meeting, it was announced that Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would be participating in the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference along with a delegation, beginning December
Reliable sources have informed Pakistan Insider that the security establishment in New Delhi is “deeply concerned” by a shocking intelligence report received from an agent in Gwadar. According to available information, one of RAW’s key agents in Balochistan successfully intercepted a security directive through which cattle will be deployed on strategic locations along the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC). The bulk of them would be deployed in sensitive areas of Balochistan,
Renowned Indian investigative journalist Arnab Goswami was very secretly appointed the new chief of India’s external intelligence agency, Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) in a public ceremony held near Delhi Gate late in October 2015. It was a limited gathering in which a handful of around 600 guests from all walks of life were invited, including Ajay Devgn of “Singham” fame. Talking about this coveted new appointment, an anonymous official
A vast majority of Pakistanis are well familiar with the name “Doval”. Some even pronounce it as “Devil” to amuse themselves and their listeners. These and other alterations all refer to Ajit Doval, India’s National Security Adviser in office since May 30, 2014. Who is this person and why is he discussed too often by government officials and security analysts around the world? Profile Ajit Kumar Doval is a former
On a calm weekend, Sunday the 18th of October 2015, media groups reported that Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua of the Pakistan Army had been selected for appointment as Pakistan’s next National Security Adviser (NSA). Profile News observers in Pakistan have been familiar with Janjua’s name since the Kayani era. He was, until recently, Commander of the Quetta-based 12 Corps; a position which concurrently made him Commander of Pakistan
The hardliner Hindutva government of BJP-elect Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared the bill to establish three new joint (army, navy, airforce) organizations, The Times of India reported on October 17, 2015. These organizations are the Defence Cyber Agency, Defence Space Agency and a Special Operations Division. The focus of this article is on India’s special forces, hence the other two proposed organizations will be discussed on a later date.