Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: ISI

Why I said Trudeau is making the same mistake on Punjab that AAP and Pakistan’s ISI made

AAP lost last year’s election in Punjab from a winning position because an impression grew that it was taking a communal view of the state, stirring old angers, and embracing radicals. This is how I had explained that dramatic tunaround.

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.

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.

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’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.

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’.

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.

The arresting moment

US's destruction of the Fai network is one of the most important turning points in India’s ongoing battle with Pakistan-sponsored Kashmir militancy.

On Camera


Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.