South Asia and Beyond

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How India ‘Mapped’ Pakistan’s Designs On Siachen

‘Apne mian ko mat jaane do Col Kumar ke saath’ Had it not been for a German expedition wishing to go rafting on the Indus River in North-west India’s Ladakh region in 1975, this book would not have been written! Thanks to that expedition, Col Narinder “Bull” Kumar, India’s most famous military mountaineer came in […]Read More

The Back Story Of ‘Beyond NJ 9842: The Siachen Saga’

Next week on Baisakhi, it will be four decades since India launched ‘Operation Meghdoot’ to foil Pakistani designs and gain full control of the Siachen glacier. To date, it remains the Indian Army’s longest deployment, one that continues. A decade ago, a book titled ‘Beyond NJ 9842: The Siachen Saga’ was published. Set on the […]Read More

SNG Daily: ‘Israel Will Be Slapped,’ Says Iran Supreme Leader; WCK Founder Says His Aid Workers Were Targeted

Your one-stop destination for all the top international stories of the day. ‘Israel Will Be Slapped,’ Says Iran Supreme Leader After Syria Embassy Bombing Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has said Israel ‘will be slapped’ for the bombing of its embassy compound in Syria. Iran holds Israel responsible for the strike in which seven military […]Read More

Islamabad Rules Out Talks With Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

Islamabad has ruled out talks with Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). This comes a day after a senior Afghan Taliban leader requested both the sides to sit down and negotiate a peace deal. Muhammad Nabi Omari, deputy interior minister of the interim Taliban government in Afghanistan made the remarks at an iftar gathering in the southeastern Khost […]Read More

Sharif Assures Fullproof Security To Chinese Officials In Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that his government would ensure foolproof security for Chinese nationals working across the country. The statement comes days after five Chinese engineers were killed in a suicide attack in the country’s restive northwest. Last week, a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of Chinese officials in the remote Besham area […]Read More

Pakistan Arrests 12 People Over Bombing That Killed 5 Chinese Workers

Pakistan counterterrorism police in multiple raids arrested at least 12 suspects in connection with last week’s suicide bombing that killed five Chinese workers and their Pakistani driver in the volatile northwest, officials said Monday. The detainees were not directly involved in the attack but they helped those who orchestrated Tuesday’s bombing targeting the Chinese, three […]Read More

Indian Air Force’s China Challenge In Ladakh And A Slice Of Tibet

The Indian Air Force’s Leh base. The challenge from the China and Pakistan two-front threat. Protecting India’s borders from Chinese aggression. And preserving Tibet’s Buddhism from Chinese repression. Those are the subjects of this documentary. In ‘The Himalayan Frontier’ Part VII here’s a look at Shakti & Shanti (Power & Peace) in Ladakh. We record […]Read More

Biden Assures Pakistan PM Of Support

For the first time in his tenure, US president Joe Biden has officially communicated with Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif and expressed support. In a letter to Sharif, Biden highlighted that ties between both nations were critical for bilateral and regional peace and security. Since taking over as US president in January 2021, Biden neither spoke […]Read More

Siachen Glacier—A Triangular Wedge In The Pakistan, China Threat At The World’s Third Pole

The Siachen Glacier is a critical, strategic triangle that India has wedged between Pakistan and China. That happened in April 1984, when India foiled Pakistan’s preparations to militarily occupy the Siachen Glacier. The surprise move pre-empted the Pakistan Army’s Operation Ababeel. In fact, this year, 2024, is the 40th anniversary of Operation Meghdoot. Given that, […]Read More

Weibo Outrage Over Suicide Hit On Chinese Nationals in Pakistan

More than 24 hours after five Chinese nationals were killed in a suicide attack on Pakistan’s Karakorum Highway, there is nothing in China’s state-run media to even suggest such an attack took place. This even though China’s embassy in Islamabad issued a strong statement demanding a “thorough investigation into the attack, severely punish the perpetrators […]Read More