March 2018(EDITION 03, Volume 55)
Written By: Maria Khalid
India, on our eastern border, has time after time chosen to demonstrate its strategic motives and iniquitous intent towards Pakistan by violating ceasefire on the Working Boundary and the Line of Control. In the last few years, we have seen intelligible evidence of India....Read full article
Written By: Dr. Minhas Majeed Khan
International community has always been concerned about global peace and security. To this end, efforts have been made to ensure that no state indulges in any activity that threatens global peace and security. At the end of World War II, the world governments, particularly the major.....Read full article
Written By: S. M. Hali
Not only is the ceasefire violation illegal but the deliberate targeting of civilians is a gross contravention of human rights. In 2017, Indian forces committed more than 1800 ceasefire violations while.....Read full article
Written By: Nazia Parveen
India, a country with a population of around 1.324 billion, claims to be the largest democracy in the world. It aspires to become a secular and liberal global superpower and considers itself a ‘shining’ model for undemocratic regimes in its backyard. The situation on ground....Read full article
Written By: Nadeem F. Paracha
During his speech at the international Security Conference in Munich in February this year, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, spoke endearingly about the kind of Pakistan he remembered when he was a young man. General Bajwa was not wallowing in nostalgia, but ....Read full article
Written By: Ammar Akbar
The defence industrial complex has been more relevant in the 21st century as notions of economic power fused with hard power is the norm of an emerging multi-polar world. Therefore, expertise in manufacturing modern.....Read full article
Written By: Sheeza Asim Mirza
Pakistan is blessed with immense natural beauty. Each part of the country has its own charisma to mesmerize the travelers with spectacular views. There are many places which are unseen and just waiting to be explored. From the valleys and mountains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa .....Read full article
Written By: Ambassador Syed Hasan Javed (R)
The world is a changed place as it races to complete a quarter of the 21st century. Old gimmickries will not work. Old rules of the game will not hold. The U.S. ‘Cold War-II’ template and so-called ‘Coalition of Willing’ paradigms have......Read full article
Written By: Najmuddin A. Shaikh
The question now is whether the February letter is the first step taken by the Taliban towards an Afghan-led and Afghan owned dialogue. This needs to be explored in the Quadrilateral Coordination Group, Afghanistan, Pakistan,.....Read full article
Written By: Farooq-uz-Zaman
One would wonder why the great visionary of the 20th Century South Asia, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, had called Kashmir the jugular vein of Pakistan. The now jugular route of CPEC proves it as true. Why the will of Kashmiris can’t be ignored with a wink of an eye, is because.....Read full article
Written By: Dr. Amineh Hoti
Yet Matthew points out that although every country has its problems and so does Pakistan but the image of this beautiful and sacred land is an unfair one and needs to be corrected and the facts do not match up to its negative image....Read full article
Written By: Brig Usman Saeed (R)
Balochistan constitutes 44% of Pakistan's total landmass with Balochi-Pashtun mix population of 12.34 million (2017). It, however, seriously lags behind in socio-economic development when compared with other provinces. History of development neglect dates back to British....Read full article
Written By: Commander Syed Ailya Hassan, and Commander Tanweer Shahid
If as a military man, you dream to operate a platform that is invisible, can plunge into the sea to hundreds of meters, stays down for months unheard, runs for months without refueling and is the most lethal weapon ever designed, then your ultimate choice will be the submarine.....Read full article
Written By: Dr. Sania Nishtar
his is because we tend to opt only for punitive action as a policy tool when tackling corruption. This does not provide a sustainable solution. The key is to focus on building systems that limit opportunities for collusion.....Read full article
Written By: Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmad
The Muslims ruled over the present areas of Pakistan for more than one thousand years, i.e., from 712 AD to 1857 AD and over the whole of Indo-Pak subcontinent for about seven hundred years from 1192 AD to 1857. In this period the entire character of the subcontinent in terms of its historical.....Read full article
Written By: Dr. Zafar Mahmood
Recent media reports suggest that China proposed to Pakistan that it may be allowed to use Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) as a legal tender in the Gwadar Economic Zone (GEZ). This proposal that would amount to a limited currency substitution was reportedly not accepted by Pakistan.....Read full article
Written By: Dr. Fateh-ud-din B. Mehmood
In the previous article, we discussed in detail that espionage and employing spies/agents is a 5000 years old practice, which has been improved over thousands of years and in the modern digital age espionage does not necessarily require human agents to be deployed on foreign grounds.....Read full article
Written By: Maj Gen Salim Ullah (R)
After a hectic, over four years long tenure in Azad Kashmir, the unit had moved down to Lahore in the second half of 1978. After settling down, we soon got down to intensive training in our operational tasks in the new operational environment. Most of the training was carried out as ......Read full article
Written By: Zarrar Khuhro
On a battlefield in the not-so-distant future, a soldier huddles in a makeshift foxhole, flinching as artillery rounds impact around him. Enemy drones hover overhead, scanning for him and his comrades as he lies motionless, hoping that his stealth gear will fool the drones’ sensors.....Read full article
Written By: Tahir Mehmood
It was a long cold dark winter night; and the clocks had already struck half-past midnight. The continuous rainfall for hours and the low clouds surrounding the windowpanes and doors had made the night more sombre and dense. The lone man sitting in the café’s corner was deeply.....Read full article
H.E. Mr. Abdulaziz Kamilov, Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman JCS Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters on February 12, 2018. Bilateral security, defence cooperation and regional security environment were discussed in the meeting.....Read full article

They discussed matters of mutual interest particularly the situation on Line of Control (LOC) and agreed to continue policy of restraint in response to Indian provocations, as on both sides it is the Kashmiris who suffer from escalation. President AJ&K appreciated .........Read full article
There are no organized terrorist camps on our side of the border: COAS
• Instead of blame games it is time for NATO and allies to conduct an audit and introspection to find out causes for the stalemate in Afghanistan.
• We are fully committed to the......Read full article
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) presented Academic Excellence Awards to the students of Army Public Schools and College System (APSACS) who distinguished themselves in SSC and HSSC Exams of Federal Board on February 23, 2018. COAS congratulated successful students, their......Read full article
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman NI(M), Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was awarded King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. General Abdul Rahman Bin Saleh Al-Bunyan, Chief of General Staff Royal Saudi Armed Forces conferred the coveted award on the Air Chief in a......Read full article
Upon arrival at Naval Headquarters, Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces was received by Chief of the Naval Staff. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy clad in ceremonial dress presented him Guard of Honour. The visiting dignitary was then introduced to Chiefs of Staff......Read full article
Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza visited forward troops deployed at Hot Spring Sector and appreciated the high morale, operational preparedness and steadfastness of the troops defending Line of Control......Read full article
A laptop distribution ceremony was held at Gwadar during which 220 laptops were distributed amongst the participants of Youth Mobilization Program in order to facilitate the studies of students of far flung areas of Balochistan. Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim......Read full article
Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt visited Khyber Agency as chief guest on reintegration ceremony of the 5th Batch of Barra De-Radicalization Centre. The Corps Commander congratulated participants on the completion of their programme. He also complimented......Read full article
Lt Gen Abdullah Dogar, Commander Multan Corps visited QRC Complex Bahawalpur, where he witnessed the troops participating in different counter-terrorism training activities. He appreciated the professionalism and operational preparedness of the participating troops....Read full article
Commander Lahore Corps, Lieutenant General Aamer Riaz visited Chunian Garrison and witnessed training of troops on January 30, 2018. While addressing the troops the Corps Commander emphasised the need for continuous enhancement of operational preparedness to achieve more laurels for the nation.......Read full article
A 24-member delegation of Foreign Services’ Attachés/Advisers visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar on January 25, 2018 where they were given a detailed briefing on the prevailing security environment in KP/FATA. Participants of the delegation were informed about the contribution of Pakistan....Read full article
15th International Cardiac Electrophysiology Conference was held at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology and National Institute of Heart Diseases (AFIC & NIHD) Rawalpindi. President of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest on the inaugural ceremony. President of Royal College of.....Read full article
Defence Attachés of U.S., UK, France, China, Turkey and Indonesia visited Line of Control in Rawalakot Sector of AJ&K. The defence Attachés were briefed about Indian atrocities along Line of Control and deliberate targeting of civilians by Indian Army. They interacted with....Read full article
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