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Youm-e-Takbeer: history and significance

May 28 this year marked the 20th anniversary of the historic moment when Pakistan successfully detonated nuclear devices in the Chagai district, Balochistan; and joined the prestigious club of nuclear weapon states. Pakistan was compelled to test the nuclear weapon in response to a...

Energy crisis, nuclear safety and the security of Pakistan

Speaking in the favour of the peaceful use of nuclear energy, on 8 December 1953, President Eisenhower highlighted the significance of nuclear energy to the world by maintaining that, “It is not enough to take this weapon out of the hands of soldiers. It...

29th Plenary Meeting: India-Pakistan applications remain on NSG docket

By Asma Khalid Stalemate at Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) on admission of non-NPT countries has persisted for the fourth consecutive year as the group’s 29th annual plenary held at Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) on June 20 -21 ended without progress on the matter. Consensus on the issue has...

The Kashmir quagmire: Options for Pakistan

By Asma Khalid The unresolved Kashmir dispute is the defining factor in the bilateral relations between India and Pakistan. Since the partition of the sub-continent, the Kashmir issue has been described as the unfinished agenda of the partition of British India and now many more...

Covid-19 increases pressures on Sri Lanka

Covid-19 is spreading rapidly in Sri Lanka much like other countries of the world. Initially, Sri Lankan government didn’t take any serious measures against the disease considering their warm climate as a natural protection against Covid-19. However, as the number of confirmed cases rose...

Trump’s India Visit Underscores ‘America First’ in South Asia Ties

In the last week of February, President Donald Trump paid maiden visit to India. It was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties in multiple domains between the two ‘allies’. This included mutual cooperation in Indo-Pacific, defence, maritime security, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, secure 5G networks, and combating...
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