Kanchan Lakshman
Kanchan Lakshman


  • The Cat's Paw Again

    Despite selective military operations in the FATA and NWFP, there is no indication that Pakistan has any intentions to cut the Taliban's lifeline on its soil.

    BY Kanchan Lakshman 17 June 2017

  • Speeding Into The Void

    Little in the evolving scenario suggests that Pakistan’s hurtle into chaos will be halted by the trajectory of current developments in Waziristan.

    BY Kanchan Lakshman 19 October 2009

  • Assassins From The Epicentre

    This is the second terrorist attack on the Indian mission in 15 months, and the fourth attack in the embattled Afghan capital, Kabul, since August 2009 - and it won't be the last...

    BY Kanchan Lakshman 11 October 2009

  • An Education In Failure

    Seven years after its inception, the Madrassa Reform Project has been an unambiguous failure. The state lacks both the will and the capacity to dismantle this radical network.

    BY Kanchan Lakshman 1 October 2009

  • Aid For Terror

    Pakistan may have "categorically rejected" the NYT of illegally modifying the Harpoon missile and P-3C aircraft for potential use against India, insecurity regarding its nuclear arsenal and use of American aid for jihad persists

    BY Kanchan Lakshman 9 September 2009

  • Momentary Decapitation

    Within weeks of Nek Muhammad’s death, Baitullah Mehsud had emerged as the principal ‘commander’ for Taliban. The TTP remains intactIt will survive Baitullah Mehsud’s death.

    BY Kanchan Lakshman 9 August 2009

  • Complicity Uninterrupted

    Whether or not we de-link terror from dialogue, there is ominous intelligence of LeT and other Pak-based groups planning next big-ticket terrorist attacks in India.

    BY Kanchan Lakshman 20 July 2009

  • Fighting For Survival

    The battle between against the Taliban has intensified and is clearly widening across Pakistan. According to official data, 1,400 'militants' have been killed so far in a military offensive that commenced on April 26, 2009, even as the conflict has l

    BY Kanchan Lakshman 15 June 2009

  • Darkness Visible

    The ongoing military operations against the Taliban have invited a predictable backlash from the militant network. But, to be effective, the Taliban-Al Qaeda combine will have to be targeted not only in the Malakand division of NWFP but also in the w

    BY Kanchan Lakshman 31 May 2009

  • Creating New Terror

    The 'peace deal' in Swat will produce not more than a brief lull before a rising storm, even as Islamabad's manifest weakness is exploited in new theatres across the country, creating expanding spaces for extreme violence.

    BY Kanchan Lakshman 24 February 2009