Category Archives: South Asia

Sri Lanka PM’s visit to New Delhi; By Col Hariharan

CAS article no. 0049/2017 Courtesy: Security Risks Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited to New Delhi on November 23-24, 2017. During his talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj speeding up decisions related to India-Sri Lanka joint venture projects in Sri Lanka to solve “problems that have emerged” topped the agenda. The projects discussed included India developing the Trincomalee harbor including the Oil Tank farms project as… Read Article →

New ISI Chief Might Tow New Army Chief’s Line; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0165/2016 Courtesy: Aviation & Defence Universe  On December 11, newly appointed Kashmir proficient Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, abruptly removed Lt. General Rizwan Akhtar and appointed Lt.General Naveed Mukhtar as Director General of military controlled Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). Lt. General Mukhtar is an old hand of ISI and remained chief of counter-terrorism wing of the sinister ISI. Lt. General Rizwan Akhtar who became ISI… Read Article →

Chinese President to Probe Bangladesh; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0151/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG) Courtesy South Asia Analysis Group Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay an official visit to Bangladesh on October 14.  Obviously the red carpet will be rolled out for him in Dhaka. The two countries have maintained stable and sustained relationship over the decades.  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sk. Hasina visited China twice since she returned to power in 2009. Whichever… Read Article →

Making its way into Bangladesh: IS needs to be stopped at the gate; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0041/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor The global community is legitimately worried about the rising influence of what appears to be one of the world’s most impactful terrorist outfits- the Islamic State (IS). The influence of IS is increasing rapidly in the region, with Afghanistan, Pakistan having become the main bastions of this terrorist outfit in South Asia. While Indian Muslims, who have been moderate in their views… Read Article →

ISI-sponsored Drug Menace in Punjab a Security Nightmare for India; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0025/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor The Pakistani military-controlled Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) is pumping illegal drugs of more than Rs.7500 crores (USD1100 million) every year into the state of Punjab in India. In doing so, the nefarious ISI is killing many birds with a single stone. Firstly, the illegal money generated through drug trafficking is utilized in funding numerous terrorist outfits which carry out terrorist activities in… Read Article →