February 2018(EDITION 02, Volume 55)
Written By: Maria Khalid
21st century has brought changes to the nature and character of war and thus the warfare is not restricted to the battlefield alone, rather non-military instruments and a combination of conventional and unconventional methods of war, and use of information in particular....Read full article
Written By: Sardar Masood Khan
At a deeper level, the rallies and demonstrations and the popular sentiment displayed on the day goes on to show that Pakistan is not complete without Kashmir and Kashmiris have not yet acquired their political persona.....Read full article
Mushaal Hussein Mullick
Just imagine a woman who is a wife and a widow at the same time: she does not know where her spouse is; whether he is dead or alive; would he ever return home or not? Or a mother, who continuously hopes to hear the footsteps of her son, is stuck in a life of hope and fear.....Read full article
Written By: Ahmed Quraishi
Burhan Wani is to Kashmir what Gandhi was to India: the catalyst that led to eventual freedom for an entire nation. Wani and Gandhi gave direction and certainty to freedom movements that long existed before them but never seemed definitive until these two....Read full article
Written By: Vice Admiral Taj M. Khattak (R)
Amid growing global concerns and increase in cyber security incidents and threats, both in frequency and intensity, it makes sense to share best practices to promote security but given their visceral common animosity towards Pakistan....Read full article
Written By: Dr. Minhas Majeed
In Pakistan, the roots of discrimination against religious minorities can be associated with different factors and all the factors are interdependent, yet it is seen in the context of religion. The history shows that there was peaceful coexistence.....Read full article
Written By: Brig Ehsan Mehmood Khan
All these causes of war may be summarized into a single word: interest. Thus, the nature of war remains knit around human interest, however, character of war continues to transform from kinetic to non-kinetic, violent to non-violent,.....Read full article
Written By: Lt Gen Shafaat Ullah Shah (R)
New times call for a new concept of warfare. In the ever evolving geopolitical environments and pre-eminence of trends like economy, media, civil society and, globalization, the scope of waging a sole conventional war is neither feasible nor cost effective. This notion......Read full article
Written By: Amir Zia
While Pakistani security forces have done well in taking on the challenge of homegrown as well as foreign-sponsored terrorism and are capable .....Read full article
Written By: S.M. Hali
It is no coincidence that Indian secret service Research & Analysis Wing, RAW’s senior operative and terror monger, Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, in his confessional statement also admitted having orchestrated the Safoora Goth attack.....Read full article
Written By: Malik Ahmed Jalal
Simply phrased, economic prosperity reduces the element of external dependence of a state and enhances national security. Any slackness on this front limits the foreign policy choices as well as puts strains on domestic policy....Read full article
Written By: Farzana Yaqoob
Call it good luck or bad, the two nations India and Pakistan are intrinsically connected to each other not just by culture, heritage and history but also by water. By and large this is a significant relationship that the two countries have managed to maintain. They have fought....Read full article
Written By: Ayesha Soomro and Ayesha Wajahat
21st century’s diverse asymmetrical threats have changed the dynamics of wars, with it not being limited to the battlefield alone but also trascending to the domain of mind/psychology transcending to the domain of minds and not only limited to the battlefields. Psychological .....Read full article
Written By: Rana Ather Javed
Espionage activities are not new and they will always remain the primary source of obtaining secret and classified information. Whereas, counter intelligence (CI) is the most important tool to neutralize hostile external covert threats. However, legalizing CI activities.....Read full article
Written By: Nadeem Farooq Paracha
Numerous films have been rolled out by the Bollywood after the commercial success of Sarfarosh. During the rise of neo-Hindu nationalism in India, the tones and tenors of these films have become rather blatant, sometimes to the point of becoming unintentional.....Read full article
Written By: Syed Ali Hadi
The strategic community as well as the technical diaspora must join heads to formulate a comprehensive framework of understanding to overcome the ‘Cyber Dilemma’. The interdisciplinary approach.....Read full article
Written By: Dr. Fateh-ud-din B. Mehmood
Gone are the days of traditional spying because the spy couple Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Mata Hari, Major John André, Virginia Hall, Shi Pei Pu and all top 100 spies in the history of espionage together cannot collect even a fraction of the intelligence.....Read full article
Written By: Shakeel Ahmad Ramay
Digital diplomacy can be used to create chaos, confusion or unrest. Additionally it has the potential to sabotage country to country relations if not used appropriately. The digital front is as important as others for those who deal with national security......Read full article
Written By: Major General Muhammad Khalil Dar
Night of January 26, 2018 was a routine cold winter night with temperature well below freezing point. The pilots of Pakistan Army Aviation High Altitude Squadron based in Skardu were busy having dinner with officers from Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) when .....Read full article
His Excellency Mr. Yao Jing, Ambassador of China, called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi on January 5, 2018. Matters related to changing.....Read full article
COAS was on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka from January 16-17,2018 on invitation from his counterpart. COAS held meetings with the Sri Lankan military leadership including the Chief of Defence Staff and the Chiefs of all three services. COAS was given guard of honour.....Read full article

Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Special Services Group (SSG) Headquarters at Cherat on January 11, 2018. Upon arrival, the PM laid a floral wreath at the shuhada monument. PM was briefed about.........Read full article
In a landmark event in the history of PAF, the inauguration ceremony of a newly established main operating base named PAF Base Bholari was held. To show reverence to the Father of the Nation, this landmark event was arranged on his birth anniversary. The great Quaid......Read full article
In an impressive fire power display, live weapon firing was conducted by Pakistan Navy’s Fast Attack Craft (Missile), PNS Himmat in the North Arabian Sea. PNS Himmat fired indigenously developed Harbah Naval Cruise Missile, ......Read full article
Lieutenant General Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussian, HI (M), Commander Army Strategic Forces Command (Colonel Commandant Regiment of Artillery) inaugurated 5 KVA solar plant at DHQ Hospital and reverse osmosis water filtration plant at Government Middle School in Thana, Malakand (Swat)......Read full article
Commander Gujranwala Corps, Lieutenant General Aamir Abbasi visited different areas of Harpal sector affected due to Indian shelling. He also attended the funeral of martyrs on January 18, 2018......Read full article
Commander 10 Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza visited troops deployed at various forward locations in Gilgit-Baltistan. During the visit, he reviewed the operational preparedness of the deployed force at Siachen and other forward areas. He expressed his complete satisfaction about....Read full article
Naval forces, as extension of government's foreign policy, have historically contributed to strengthen the bonds of friendship between nations through goodwill visits. Cognizant of this fact, Pakistan Navy has always endeavoured to enhance collaboration with friendly countries. Hence, Pakistan.......Read full article
Lt Gen Abdullah Dogar, Commander Multan Corps visited Al-Noor Special Children School & College. The students performed various segments including songs, folk dances, tableau and skits. He appreciated and admired their motivation, resilience and distributed prizes among....Read full article
Pakistan Army 2 Corps team won Army Baseball Championship 2017 by defeating Pakistan Army 5 Corps team. The chief guest of the final match, Commander Karachi Corps Lieutenant General Shahid Baig Mirza witnessed the final match and distributed medals amongst the players of the winning.....Read full article
More than 200 ferraris including 15 commanders laid down their arms and surrendered in front of provincial authorities and security forces in an impressive ceremony held in Turbat on January 25, 2018. Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo ....Read full article
Pak-China Special Forces joint exercise WARRIOR-V was recently conducted at the Counter-Terrorism Centre Pabbi. The Special Forces of People’s Liberation Army China and Pakistan Army participated in this exercise. After the culmination of exercise, a ceremony was held at the Counter....Read full article
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