News

Loading feeds...
Other Articles
The fall of Robin Raphel PDF Print E-mail
Written by Smita Prakash   
Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00

[From Trove.com] Robin Raphel, former US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia and India’s long time foe is now under a counter-intelligence probe. According to media reports from Washington DC, the investigation involves allegations of spying on behalf of foreign governments. If the charges are proven, then it would hold that Ms Robin was not just India’s enemy; she was a foe to her own country as well.

That she acted on behalf of Pakistan and against India is well-documented. What was frustrating was that New Delhi could not convince USA that Robin Raphel was devious and a danger to peace in the region and she harmed American interests too. Besides being Assistant Secretary of State under President Clinton, the evil genius also served in the CIA, USAID in Islamabad, political counselor in New Delhi, and was married (subsequently divorced) to the American ambassador in Pakistan, Arnold Raphel, who died in the plane crash that killed General Zia-ul Haq in 1988. She was also part of the Af-Pak task force of late Richard Holbrooke, another India-baiter in Washington DC.

That Robin Raphel, former US diplomat and expert on Pakistan, acted on behalf of Pakistan and against India is well-documented. What was frustrating was that New Delhi could not convince USA that Raphel was devious and a danger to peace in the region and she harmed American interests too. Pic/Getty Images
That Robin Raphel, former US diplomat and expert on Pakistan, acted on behalf of Pakistan and against India is well-documented. What was frustrating was that New Delhi could not convince USA that Raphel was devious and a danger to peace in the region and she harmed American interests too. Pic/Getty Images

Read more...
 
J&K: 5 killed as Pakistani Rangers shell Arnia sector’s main bazaar PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arun Sharma   
Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00

[From Indian Express]: Five people were killed and nearly 50 others injured in Pakistani shelling in Arnia sector along the International Border near Jammu during early hours of Monday.

Sources said that four people died at the main bazaar in Arnia town itself when over a dozen mortar shells from across the border exploded around 3 am. It has been for the first time since 2003 that Pakistani shells have fallen in Arnia bazaar.

Read more...
 
In pics: Arnia, the village under Pakistani fire PDF Print E-mail
Written by Correspondent   
Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00

[From Hindustan Times]: was a night of horror in Arnia village of RS Pura sector in Jammu district, situated 5km from the international border, when Pakistani troops resorted to high calibre mortar shelling on the civilian areas, leaving five dead and 29 injured.

Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing and shelling of mortars on 10 border outposts and civilian areas along the border in Arnia belt from 10pm on Sunday night.

Read more...
 
Pak army, ISI targeting India to hit Sharif: Analyst PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arun Kumar   
Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:00

[From Hindustan Times] Suggesting that Pakistani army and its spy agency ISI were targeting India and their own Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a dangerous game, a former CIA analyst has advocated greater US-India intelligence cooperation.

 

Release of a new al Qaeda videotape of its leader, Ayman Zawahri, announcing the creation of an al Qaeda franchise in India had further complicated the situation, according to Bruce Riedel, now director of the Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution.

 

"Zawahri made the tape in his hideout in Pakistan, no doubt, and many Indians suspect the ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) is helping to protect him," he wrote in an article in The Daily Beast.

Read more...
 
Let's Talk About Kashmir PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonah Blank   
Friday, 05 September 2014 00:00

[From Foreign Policy] On July 31, 1988, two explosions shook the Kashmiri summer capital of Srinagar. It might have been a shot heard 'round the world: Although nobody was killed, the bombings by the previously nonviolent Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front marked the beginning of an insurgency that would soon be a focal point for global terrorism. At the time, few people outside of the region seemed to notice. By the following summer, however, Kashmir was firmly on the world's radar screen. Why? In February 1989, the last Soviet soldier withdrew from Afghanistan. The transformation of Afghan warfare from jihad to chaos in the 1990s propelled an upsurge of violence in Kashmir, where a decade's worth of fighting left upwards of 50,000 dead. When the Russians left Kabul, so did many of the foreign mujahideen, or Islamist fighters. They had to go somewhere. And for many of them, somewhere was Kashmir.

This achingly beautiful land, previously known in the West largely as the title of a Led Zeppelin jam, had experienced periodic insurgency for decades. Not until the Soviets left Afghanistan, however, did its conflict become a global problem. When U.S. combat troops complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan in December 2014, and training units follow two years later, the dynamics that turned Kashmir into both a target and an incubator of global terrorism may be repeated: Thousands of the war-tourists who've spent a decade battling what they see as the invasion of a Muslim land by godless Westerners may shift eastward in their quest for another battlefield that pits Muslim insurgents against a predominantly non-Muslim army.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 2 of 68

Login

All site content © www.iakf.org