Tag - Pakistan

The Pakistani economy is in trouble, yet again

Our neighbor in the North West is yet again in a deep economic crisis. With foreign reserves at a historic low and the rupee losing its value by the day. Pakistan is yet again seeking a loan from the IMF. Will it go down the Bangladesh way? Will the World watch a nation with nukes to collapse? Links mentioned in the episode: Why world won’t let Pakistan go the Lanka way by Anupam...

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Democracy in Pakistan: What Went Wrong?

India and Pakistan had striking similarities when they embarked on their different democratic trajectories immediately upon their twin independences. Maya Tudor’s The Promise of Power examines the origins of democracy in India and autocracy in Pakistan. Aarushi Kataria and Shrey Khanna join Atish Padhy to discuss the role of class composition of the independence struggle and how it feeds into the...

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Talks with the TTP: Peace in Sight for Pakistan Army?

On June 3, the Pakistani Taliban or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced an indefinite ceasefire on its operations in Pakistan. Negotiated by the body of 50 tribal elders from Pakistan and the Haqqani Network, the ceasefire will allow the Pakistan army and the TTP the time to conclude the peace agreement. The fact that the Army agreed to release a substantial number of TTP prisoners and...

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Ep. 789: No-Confidence Motion against Imran Khan’s Government

Recently, the opposition parties in Pakistan submitted the no-confidence motion against the government of Imran Khan. At the time of massive global instability and deteriorating economic situation in Pakistan, the threat to a democratically elected government will create political instability in India’s neighbourhood. Why has the situation deteriorated to such an extent? What has caused the...

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Ep. 784: Accidental Launch of a Missile

A missile launch from India into Pakistan became the cause for hair-raising headlines recently. Acknowledged as an accident by the government of India, the missile is believed to have been an unarmed BrahMos missile that did not carry a warhead or ordnance. Aditya Pareek joins Pranav Satyanath to discuss the facts of the matter, the incident’s implications and broader impacts on the world.

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Ep. 708: Talks with the TTP: Peace in sight for Pakistan?

Recently, the government of Pakistan reached a month-long ceasefire agreement with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The deal, mediated by the Afghan Taliban, has revived the hopes of ending the long-running Islamist insurgency in Pakistan. Priyal Lyncia D’almeida talks to Shrey Khanna to get insights on the nature of the talks and the prospects of peace in Pakistan.

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Ep. 688: Cracks in CPEC

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is facing trouble on more than one front. These include China’s frustration with the lack of progress on the economic projects, the emerging security threat from a resurgent Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, and the growing anti-China sentiment in Pakistan. How will these challenges impact their all-weather strategic partnership? Suyash Desai talks to Shrey...

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ಭಾರತ-ಚೀನಾ: ಸಂಬಂಧ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಘರ್ಷ. The India-China Conflict.

Lt General PG Kamath (retd) talks to Ganesh Chakravarthi about the India-China conflict and relations, and puts current developments in a historical context. [iframe src=’; width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಲೆಫ್ಟಿನೆಂಟ್ ಜನರಲ್ ಪಿ.ಜಿ.ಕಮತ್ (ನಿವೃತ್ತ) ಗಣೇಶ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಭಾರತ-ಚೀನಾ ಸಂಘರ್ಷ ಮತ್ತು...

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Nuclear War, Deterrence and Peace

This is Episode 124 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] Nuclear war feels unthinkable, but how much peace does nuclear deterrence guarantee? Do nuclear programmes truly deter or compel adversaries in the real world? And can we imagine a world where 20+ countries have nuclear weapons? Vipin Narang joins Pavan Srinath on...

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Pakistan in 2019

This is Episode 120 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] What has been happening in Pakistan after Imran Khan became the Prime Minister? Why do some people want General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure as the army chief to come to an end? Dr Christine Fair gives us a tour of Pakistani politics, geopolitics and skulduggery...

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Security in the Kashmir Valley

This is Episode 118 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] The State of Jammu & Kashmir as we know it has changed permanently in 2019. With the end of J&K’s special status and the restructuring of the state into two union territories under greater control of New Delhi, there have been many discussions on...

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दास्ताँ-ए-बलोचिस्तान

This is Episode 44 of PuliyaBaazi, a fortnightly podcast hosted by Pranay Kotasthane and Saurabh Chandra. [iframe src=”; height=”90″ width=”640] बलोचिस्तान आजकल भारत में एक बहुचर्चित विषय हो गया है | प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने तीन साल पहले अपने स्वतंत्रता दिवस भाषण में इसका उल्लेख किया | इससे पहले पाकिस्तान ने भारत के एक नागरिक कुलभूषण जाधव को ईरान से कब्ज़े में ले लिया और आरोप...

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The Two Pakistans

Is there really democracy in Pakistan? What were these elections all about? Pranay Kotasthane and Hamsini Hariharan join Amit Varma in episode 79 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss the two Pakistans, and what lies ahead.

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Eminence Before Institution

Jio Institute. Eminence tags for only IITs Bombay and Delhi, not Chennai and Kanpur. Elections in Pakistan, after Nawaz Sharif failed to become the first ever Prime Minister to have served a full term in office.

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