Kishwar Munir

North Waziristan: Rising from Militancy

in Economy, Education, Internal Security, Military

For the past ten years, the harsh beauty of North Waziristan’s mountainous terrain has borne witness to the American-led coalition for the global war on terror with full support from the Pakistani government. As demonstrated by their commitment to Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the Pakistani government and military are determined to curb terrorism at great cost, but

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Prateek Joshi

Locating Gilgit-Baltistan in India’s Policy

in India, Kashmir • 3 Responses

Since independence, India’s official map depicts Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) as a part of its territory currently under Pakistani occupation, terming it as Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Unfortunately, however, India’s engagement with GB has been limited to cartographic assertions, despite real issues in the region that demand serious attention. Gilgit-Baltistan as Kashmiri territory? The region’s tryst with Kashmir

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SAV editorial staff

The Subcontinental Podcast- Episode 4 – Salman Ahmad

in CBMs, Pakistan

The Subcontinental is a South Asian Voices (SAV) podcast on strategic issues in South Asia. SAV is an online magazine featuring rising South Asian analysts. It aims to foster free-flowing, critical debate on South Asia’s security, economic, and political issues, with a special focus on nuclear matters. This episode of The Subcontinental features guest Salman Ahmad,

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Arka Biswas

Criteria-Based Approach Will Not Help Pakistan Join NSG

in India, NSG, Nuclear, Pakistan • 3 Responses

  Numerous scholars from Pakistan have called for a criteria-based approach for membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) with the expectation that it would strengthen Pakistan’s prospects for membership. Arguing that India’s inclusion into the group should not be through a country-specific approach, Pakistan has sought general criteria for NSG membership applicable to all

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Debalina Ghoshal

India’s Venture into Molten Salt Reactors

in India, Nuclear

A major focus of India’s nuclear energy program has been to strengthen non-proliferation efforts. For instance, despite not being a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), India has ratified the Additional Protocol which allows for further inspections of civilian nuclear sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA). Along with this, New Delhi has also

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