Category Archives: Afghanistan

Solution Of Afghan Problem Lies In Nailing “Terroristan”; By J.K Verma

CAS article no. 0047/2017 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe US President Donald J Trump threatened Pakistan that it must change its policies. “No partnership can survive” if the country is “harbouring militants and terrorists who target US service members and officials.” Trump also stated that India should give more economic aid and developmental assistance to Afghanistan and can play significant role in the region. On August 21, 2017 US President… Read Article →

Islamic State establishing roots in Afghanistan; By J. K. Verma

CAS article no. 0043/2017 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor The Sunni Salafi organization, Islamic State (‘Daesh’ in Arabic), has been defeated in Iraq and Syria and, according to unconfirmed reports, its Emir, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in the massive bombings by troops led by the United States as well as Russian forces. Islamic State (IS), declared a terrorist organization by the United Nations, European Union and several other countries, has… Read Article →

Taliban gaining strength in Afghanistan: Alarm bells for region; By J.K Verma

CAS article no. 0037/2017 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor Pakistan-backed Taliban are strengthening in Afghanistan and slowly but steadily capturing new territories. They now control seven out of 14 districts of Helmand province and are fighting to capture five more districts — and the ill-equipped Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are unable to repulse them. Share This:

Pakistan To Be Blamed For Its Sliding Relations With Afghanistan; By JK Verma

 CAS article no. 0028/2017 Courtesy: Aviation & Defence Universe The statement of former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai that “We want friendly relationship but not to be under Pakistan’s thumb” was prophetic and depicts the hard truth. The military controlled Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) erroneously feels that it can control Afghanistan through the terrorist outfits created and funded by it. Pakistan army is also obsessed with the illogical concept of achieving… Read Article →

Afghanistan should pay back Pakistan in the same coin; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0009/2017 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor Pakistan pursues the policy of “strategic depth” whereby it wants to convert Afghanistan into a client state. Its Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), which controls several terrorist outfits in Afghanistan, enhances the terrorist activities when it feels that the Afghan government is not following its diktat or becoming close to India. ISI uses the Taliban to dislodge the lawful government and, if feasible,… 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 →

Ghani in New Delhi : Supporting Afghanistan in India’s strategic interests By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0149/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor In complete contrast to his previous trip, the recent two-day visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to India, which ended on September 15, was very fruitful for both the nations. India agreed to commit USD 1 billion further for various developmental projects in Afghanistan. Besides financial assistance, both the parties signed three agreements including an extradition treaty. Extradition treaty with Afghanistan is… Read Article →

Pakistan’s double-game stands exposed again: Killing of Afghan Taliban chief; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0085/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor  Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the Afghan Taliban chief who was killed in a drone attack on May 21 in the restive Pakistani province of Balochistan was a hardliner and averse to the idea of any negotiations. He refused to participate in the Quadrilateral Cooperation Group (QCG) constituted to initiate peaceful negotiations. In fact, instead of taking part in peace talks, under his leadership,… Read Article →

Killing of Taliban Chief Mullah Mansour will Damage US-Pakistan ties; By Col. R. Hariharan

CAS article no. 0079/2016 Courtesy: India Today opinion portal Daily O  The death of Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Muhammad Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike carried out 81km inside Pakistan in North Waziristan, on May 21, without prior intimation to Pakistanm could become a game changer in the AfPak region. Even before Mansour’s death was confirmed, Pakistan summoned the US ambassador and lodged a protest against the drone attack violating… Read Article →

Rising influence of IS in Afghanistan: A dangerous phenomena for region and world; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0056/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor  Islamic State (IS), which is an emerging force in Afghanistan, is slowly but steadily becoming powerful. There can be a difference of opinion about the actual strength and its area of influence in the country, or even its link with IS of Syria and Iraq, but there can be no dispute that the strength of the IS (Da’esh) fighters is increasing. In… Read Article →