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The TTP offensive may destabilise Pakistan

In this simmering cauldron, the TTP’s violent attacks in Islamabad and Punjab will only raise the people’s ire against the Pakistani State and the army for their inability to provide security — a potentially game-changing development in an election year

Islamabad has accused the Afghan Taliban government of failing to stop the TTP from using Afghan territory against Pakistan. However, the Taliban has denied these allegations (REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 08:10 PM IST

ISKP is a mounting threat to India’s regional security

In the last year, ISKP, through its violent attacks, has attempted to create instability in Afghanistan and beyond to trigger propaganda for its jihadi goals.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack that killed 53 people at an education centre in Kabul. (AFP)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 06:47 PM IST

India-Pakistan ties have plateaued, Khan’s downfall is unlikely to change it

Khan’s possible ouster is unlikely to bring any radical change in India-Pakistan relations. The bilateral relationship has plateaued since PTI came to power.

Since Khan came to power in 2018, the Opposition has attempted to unseat him several times. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2022 07:27 PM IST

From across the border, a new cyber threat

Pakistan’s anti-India cyber activity must be viewed in the backdrop of its new Cyber Security Policy 2021, which seeks to position the country as an important participant in the global conversation on cyber security

In recent years, India has strengthened its cyber security capabilities by creating institutions such as the Defence Cyber Agency and putting in place policy frameworks like the National Cyber Security Policy of 2013. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 12:56 PM IST
ByAditya Bhan and Sameer Patil

Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure: Is India ready?

Last week’s cyber attack crippled one of the largest pipelines in US, Colonial Pipeline. This was a case of ransomware attack, where hackers usually threaten to block the system or publish the targeted company or victim’s confidential data, unless a ransom is paid

Representational Image. (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 20, 2021 06:16 PM IST
BySameer Patil
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