This article pertains to the domain of war history and analyzes the origin and role of Mukti Bahini in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. The article also argues that the war was much more than the duality of India-Pakistan rivalry and included equally significant players like the Mukti Bahini.
New Pakistan PM, Shehbaz Sharif’s key priorities will be addressing the country’s economic challenges, keeping a disparate coalition of right-wing and left-leaning parties together and a foreign policy less hostile to the west. While with India, people-to-people ties could get a boost and there is scope for resumption of bilateral trade via the Wagah-Attari land crossing. However, Sharif has limited political capital for any big ticket initiatives.
Given the numerous benefits expected from the megaproject, CPEC, which has been regarded as a “game-changer” for Pakistan and a “corridor that must not fail” for China, it is critical to assess the situation on the ground before making any unrealistic claims about what CPEC can bring about.
Pakistan’s ties with the US have witnessed a downward slope as a result of its increasing proximity to China in recent years. Pakistan PM, Imran Khan’s decision to visit the US amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis, and its decision to not support a US-sponsored resolution against Russia for its aggression vis-à-vis Ukraine have led to a further deterioration in ties.
In this article, the author tries to delve into the historical significance of TTP and how it is raising tensions for Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations.
Relations hitched with barbs, India and Pakistan continue to struggle with questions that emerged over 75 years ago. The article aims to deconstruct and understand this seemingly stagnant parley from a vantage point, seeking to evaluate the spillovers of the conflict today.