Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicPakistani Taliban

Topic: Pakistani Taliban

Beijing’s Afghanistan gamble: Can emerging China-Taliban-Pakistan triangle deliver peace?

China should support an inclusive process in Afghanistan. The alternative would be either a permanent black security hole or an Islamist dystopia on China’s doorsteps.

China needs a stable Afghanistan. But why achieving that is easier said than done

If Beijing achieves even a modicum of success in keeping Afghanistan stable and helps Taliban manage economic problems, it will be a huge propaganda victory for China.

Pakistan’s Lal Masjid is back in news. This time with a Taliban flag

A video clip of Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz threatening policemen that Pakistani Taliban will not spare them has gone viral.

What happens in Kabul won’t stay in Kabul. US can get ready for challenge across Muslim world

Having failed to manage its exit from Afghanistan well, the US must now focus on the second order consequences of its disastrous endgame.

Taliban leaders like Mullah Baradar have no real interest in Kashmir

For the foreseeable future, the Taliban leadership will be too busy settling scores, grabbing ministries, and fighting off potential challengers to bother about India.

India trained Afghan forces who joined Taliban govt. They can now be our ambassadors

India should not be timid to depend only on backchannel communications with a 'government' that may soon secure recognition from a sizeable number of countries.

I am the spiritual leader of Taliban. My boys will rule Afghanistan again after 20 years

I, General Twitter, keep reading Western propaganda that Taliban don’t care about women rights, human rights or any rights. That is right, I have trained my warriors for better stuff.

If ‘sanction Pakistan’ is difficult to achieve, UN can go for the Army and Taliban

UN may be a quarrelsome talk shop, but it has a lot of power. The trouble is, sanction is all about politics.

Blinken can clear air on India’s Af-Pak dilemma, but Modi-Jaishankar need the Middle Path

Even if the US is looking at the cases of sedition and infringement of freedoms under Modi govt, it will hardly seek to antagonise India. For the moment, Modi’s China gamble has paid off.

China will need to sift through a long list of suspects attacking its citizens in Pakistan

There is a very serious threat knocking at the gates of Pakistani establishment, and it’s well inside the country. China is not going to like that at all.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.