Bhopinder Singh

Malicious UNHRC report

Friday, 29 Jun 2018 | Bhopinder Singh | in Oped

The UN Human Rights Council report on Kashmir is a wasted effort of 49 pages masquerading as unbiased reportage. It has been rightfully slammed as fallacious, tendentious and motivated The UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) report on Kashmir is a tedious and wasted effort of 49 pages masquerading as unbiased reportage....

Non-state actors of Pakistan

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 | Bhopinder Singh | in Oped

Nawaz Sharif’s confessional interview has busted the traditional duplicitousness of Pakistan’s official positions. The truth is: In Pakistan, every institution needs an ‘enemy' to sustain relevance for itself The confessional interview of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has the Pakistani establishment in knots and squirming in its seat...

Pakistan will get a dose of its own medicine

Thursday, 17 May 2018 | Bhopinder Singh | in Edit

Terror is terror, and there can be no differentiation between a Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed or Umar Khorasani. Till Pakistan accepts this fundamental truth, global terrorism will keep raising its head Pakistan is a land where proverbial home-grown chickens come home to roost. From its genealogically flawed ‘two-nation’ theory to its...

In honour of the uniform

Monday, 07 May 2018 | Bhopinder Singh | in Oped

Honour in a uniform is priceless, sacrosanct and trumps all. The apathetic ignorance of the sensitivities, emotions and challenges that beset the Indian Armed Forces and the uniformed fraternity is painful Since time immemorial, military uniforms are freighted with inviolable and complex symbolisms that are seldom understood in its entirety outside...

The faultlines in Pakistan and Turkey are different

Sunday, 07 Aug 2016 | Bhopinder Singh | in Guest Column

The difference between Pakistan and Turkey is that while disillusionment in Turkey is with one party's agenda vs the alternatives, in Pakistan, it is with perceptions of corruption of political classes vs decisiveness of soldering fraternity Similarities between Pakistan and Turkey are eerie — both were borne of Islamic lands that...

Dragon focusing on Maldives

Tuesday, 28 Jun 2016 | Bhopinder Singh | in Oped

As of now, the Maldivians are literally basking in the duality of attention and successfully playing China against India. The language of the Sino-Maldivian diplomatic engagement is a clear indicator of the shifting sands under President Abdulla Yameen The fleet-footedness of the Chinese diplomacy and its strategic counter-moves is unparalleled. Less...

The crumbling of the mysterious Uzbek link

Friday, 27 May 2016 | Bhopinder Singh | in Edit

For all purposes, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan is on the retreat. With little presence back home and the failing parent, Wilayat Khorasan, fast sliding into irrelevance, the future of Uzbeks is in a quandary The release of the kidnapped high-profile Pakistanis, Shahbaz Taseer (son of slain Punjab Governor, Salman Taseer)...


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