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Under global pressure, Pakistan is scrambling to hide its terror group — but it’s short-lived

Pakistan takes one step forward to get relief from international pressure, followed by two steps back once the pressure is off. When pressure resumes, another step forward.
Former US President Barack Obama and former Afghan President Hamid Karzai

For 8 Obama years, US failed to escape ISI trap, or stop it from hurting allies Kabul, India

The United States had trapped itself in its alliance with Pakistan. It could not mount more pressure on the nuclear-armed Pakistan and was unable to find a strategy to persuade Pakistan's generals to change their strategic calculus toward India.
Pakistani soldiers

If army & ISI did not misrule Pakistan, its contribution might have rivalled India’s

In this excerpt from his book, author and journalist Steve Coll writes about how Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence has damaged Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Madhya Pradesh ‘ISI espionage racket’ was discovered during surveillance after Uri attack

Agencies stumbled upon case after they found suspicious calls being made to military facilities in Kashmir seeking sensitive info after Uri terror attack.
Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Pakistani Parliament House

Pakistan Army Chief’s Senate visit kills a whole bunch of conspiracy theories

As no official statement was issued after the extraordinary Senate briefing by the army leadership, all sorts of speculations were made.
Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was abducted nearly two years ago.

What happened to Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi will remain a mystery

Shahzadi who was abducted by gunmen on 19 August, 2015 returns home; Pakistan reports nearly 5,000 cases of ‘disappearance’.
The Centre has told the Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees pose a national security threat to India

Rohingyas are a ‘serious’ threat, Centre tells Supreme Court

The central government is going to state its final stand on deporting Rohingya refugees in the next hearing on 3 October in the Supreme Court.

On Camera

The Servant of Sahibs | Source: Sandeep Krishnan

Ghulam Rassul Galwan — The man who named the Galwan river, the site of India-China stand-off

It was unusual in the 19th century for rivers to be named after their regional discoverers. But Galwan, and his love for exploration, stood out.

Inter-state movement curbs: Are Indian states being paranoid or practical during Covid?

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has said there is no ban on flights and trains to the state, a day after after his govt banned flights from certain states after a spike in Covid cases.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Chinese troops blacktopping track in disputed ‘finger’ area in Ladakh amid border tensions

The fresh Chinese construction activity is happening around Finger 4 in Pangong lake area. China also blocked the route of Indian patrol teams in the disputed region.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.