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Drone, the game-changer: a new phase in Indo-Pak conflict

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By K N Pandita

In the first instance of Pakistan-based terrorists deploying drones to strike vital installations, two drones dropped explosive material on the IAF station located at Jammu airport in the wee hours of 27th June 27. A cocktail of combustible material, including RDX, is believed to have been used. No doubt this was the first drone attack on an IAF station, yet drones have been deployed by Pakistan in the past as well to drop arms, ammunition and literature across the LoC/IB in the Jammu region. Security forces have recovered some of their payloads. Continue Reading…

President’s convocation address in Srinagar

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By K N Pandita

The addresses of a Head of the State at formal functions are usually non-political and non-controversial. The University of Kashmir had the privilege of listening to the President of India on the occasion of its Convocation last week. As a formal address in the strict sense of the term, it was superb. Continue Reading…