Former Russian Intelligence Director names reasons behind Indo-Pakistani escalation

01.03.2019, Moscow.

The Indian authorities’ failure to prevent disorders at the local elections in the state of Jammu and Kashmir last October instigated the extremists to a serious provocation, which further escalated the conflict between India and Pakistan, the former Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (Russian: SVR) and former Russia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to India, General of the Army Vyacheslav Trubnikov said in an interview to a correspondent of the Rossa Primavera News Agency on February 28.
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“Mother of All Bombs” explosion on Afghan territory damaged houses in Pakistan

17.04.2017, Afghanistan.

An explosion of the world’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb, known as the “Mother of All Bombs”, dropped on April 13th by the United States Air Force in the Afghan province of Nangarhar, caused damage of residential buildings on the Pakistani side of the border, as Pakistani newspaper “Dawn” reported on April 16th.
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Escalation of the Global Gas War. Part XI

 

China made an ambitious bid on its concept of the New Great Silk Road, and it cannot lose this bid without losing face

 

In the previous part of our investigation, we established that members of the Pakistani parliament refused the request by Saudi Arabia to join the anti-Houthi (in other words, anti-Shiite) “Operation Decisive Storm” in Yemen. One of the publicly stated reasons for the refusal were references to internal conflicts between Sunnis and Shiites in Pakistan itself.


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Escalation of the Global Gas War. Part X

 

Pakistan is extremely interested in the Peace Pipeline project. One of the most acute economic problems facing Islamabad is its catastrophic electricity deficit, which seriously limits the implementation of a wide array of projects aimed at industrializing the country.

 

China’s proposal to build the “Peace Pipeline” from Iran to Pakistan (which, as we discussed in the previous part of the study, The Wall Street Journal presented as sensational) was in no way unexpected.


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