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BLF JULY REPORT :42 attacks were carried out on Pakistani forces. More than 27 soldiers were killed ( Daily Sangar ) BLF JULY 2017 REPORT AND ARMED ACTIVITIES AGAINST PAKISTANI FORCES BLF Activities Published by “Ashoob” from the statements of BLF spokesperson Gwahram Baloch issued in Electronic and Print Media. During the month of July 2017, 42 attacks were carried out on Pakistani forces. More than 27 soldiers were killed, dozens injured, 9 military vehicles destroyed. One attack was carried out on Pakistan army’s construction company Frontier Works Organization (FWO), working on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, one (FWO) personnel was killed and one injured. 5 attacks carried out on Pakistan Army’s death squads, 2 militants of ISIS affiliated terrorist organization were killed and 4 injured. In the month of July, three BLF fighters Zareef Baloch, Saleem Baloch and Sameer Baloch embraced martyrdom in Dasht district Kech while defending motherland Balochistan ag

Creating A 12 To 24-Month Policy Bridge For A New Afghanistan Strategy LAWRENCE SELLIN Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve 3:52 PM 08/04/2017 Up until now his advisors have offered President Trump two choices for failure in Afghanistan, one quick, withdrawal, and one slow, a continuation of the failed strategy of the last sixteen years. By now it should be apparent to all knowledgeable people that U.S. objectives cannot be achieved in land-locked Afghanistan where Pakistan, whose Afghanistan objectives differ from ours, controls the supply of our troops and the battle tempo through its support of the Taliban and Haqqani network. An alternative is to provide the President with a 12 to 24-month plan that bridges the gap between the present untenable strategy to a longer term solution. That is, rather than tweak the current strategy, begin to address the core problem, a strategic environment that has made success of the current strategy impossible

Qatar’s ‘independent’ foreign policy will be costly

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 The crisis in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has radically upset Doha’s foreign relations Source: Oxford Analytica Outlook The Gulf crisis, which began on June 5 when four Arab states launched a sudden and comprehensive boycott of Qatar, has thrown the country’s regional relations into disarray. In an effort to placate its enemies without losing face, Doha will seek to curb financing of Islamist groups, tinker with Al Jazeera’s editorial guidelines and expel opposition activists from other Gulf states. It will prioritise ties with Washington as the best possible route to resolution. However, Qatar’s enemies are determined to see a public end to its long-standing ‘independent’ foreign policy. They will likely fail to bring its actions into line with the GCC leaders, but could exact a high economic price. Impacts A protracted crisis could force Doha into uncomfortably close reliance on Tehran, deepening Gulf divisions.Qatar’s strategy of depending on

Hind Baloch Forum: Rakshabandan Celebration

Subject: Invitation for Rakshabandhan Dear Sir Greetings from the Hind-Baloch Forum. We are going to celebrate  'Raksha Parv' on the auspicious day of Rakshabandhan to  strengthen relationship between Hindustan and Balochistan. Baloch sisters will tie Rakhi to Indian Flag and Indian brothers. Hind-Baloch Forum is established by eminent Indians who love their Motherland along with freedom fighters of Balochistan. We support our Baloch friends against the illegal occupation of an Independent State Balochistan by Pakistan. We oppose the brutal violation of humanity in Balochistan.  Baloch people deserve a life with sovereignty, dignity and prosperity which Pakistan is hindering. We are looking forward for your gracious presence at the event. Venue : Speaker Hall, Constitutional Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi Date : 07/08/2017, Monday Timing : 11 AM to 1PM Contact 9935272976 Ankit With regards Govind Sharma International Convenor

#ChinaVsJinping : Military Reforms, PLA Trimming and New Operational Head

 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 04-Aug-2017   Vinay Joshi WhatsApp 12 In first two parts of China Vs Jinping, we have analysed fallouts of Jinping’s anti-corruption purge of politico-military leadership and his merciless crackdown on Military Business Empire of People’s Liberation Army including huge human organ trade and transplant industry. Both steps have created much uproar in China as those arrested and prosecuted in the sweeping campaign were powerful in their respective fields. After assuming the office, Jinping had vowed to catch “Tigers and Flies” engulfed in corruption, which was veiled reference to all ranging from “Top to Bottom” irrespective of their position, fame, persona and honour in public and party life.   In this paper (3rd in a series) we will go through Jinping’s ambitious structural reforms in Chinese armed forces on command and organizational level, integration of all services into one, cohesive, tri services integrated theatre command abolishing supremacy

PM Modi sent letter to Pranab Mukharji on his last day at Rastrapati Bhavan

PM Modi sent this letter to Pranab Mukherjee on his last day at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Pranab da shared it on his twitter account. Best farewell letter you will read.

Baloch in Bahrain Millitary

Source : According to some historical sources, in a sign of profound connection with the intensive presence of Balochi element in the military and security forces now, which is that the royal family hired a private military force of Baloch since the mid-nineteenth century, where those sources state that the Baloch tribes such as the family of Yousif bin Ahmed bin Fadel, the family of Al Barakat and the family of Rashid bin Saeed participated with Al-Khalifa the in the their internal and external. Interestingly here that Baluch tribesmen were among the approved types for the Gulf rulers as loyal combatants and can be relied upon in wars and skirmishes . Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah and the Sultans of Oman used to depend on them a lot in controlling the internal security and guarding the borders. Researcher Abdulla Saif points out in his article on the history of the Baloch in Bahrain that they and since ancient times practiced military actions, escortin

Pakistan's permanent jihadi network

by  LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD  August 3, 2017 The United States, NATO and the Afghan government should not be trying to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, but Pakistan. Located about 100 kilometers from the Afghanistan border in  Kharan , Balochistan is one of the hundreds of outposts of Pakistan's permanent jihadi network. Far lesser known than al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, but considered by many to be far more  dangerous , Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) is Pakistan's  favorite  Islamo-nationalist jihadist group. JuD, which the United Nations  say  is a front for banned militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), was originally a Punjabi-dominated organization, but, with the help of the Pakistani military  expanded  into Balochistan and Sindh provinces as a Islamo-nationalist tool to suppress ethnic separatism. According to South Asia expert  Arif Jamal , JuD is a bigger threat than al-Qaeda or the Islamic State because: "JuD was conceived and created as an organization tha

The China-US Maritime “Spying” Debate

→   Photo Credit: Defense Industry Daily BY MARK J. VALENCIA The China-US Maritime “Spying” Debate Aug. 04, 2017  |     | The Australian Department of Defence confirmed that last week a Chinese Dongdiao-class Auxiliary General Intelligence (AGI) vessel monitored the US-Australia Talisman Sabre joint military exercises from within Australia’s 200 nm Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This “first-ever” Chinese incursion of its type in Australia’s EEZ has sparked both alarm and an international debate. Many say China is hypocritical because it is undertaking intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions in other countries’ 200 nm EEZs while opposing those of the US in its own EEZ. But there are significant differences in scale, technological capability, methods, and objectives between what China and the US are doing. China’s first “public” attempt at maritime spying in the US EEZ was when an uninvited Peo

Yemen and the business of war AUTHOR:  Peter Salisbury   Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme Peter Salisbury says some are profiting from prolonging the conflict Yemenis are masters of making do, and the civil war there has done little to dent their capacity for innovation. Sana’a, the capital, now has the greenest energy supply in the world, residents claim, because so much of its electricity is produced by solar panels. The country has all but run out of foreign currency but networks of Yemeni businessmen have been able to jerry-rig a surprisingly effective  hawala  or informal money transfer system that has allowed workers outside the country to send cash back home, for a fee. Until recently traders and transport firms had to contend with tribal roadblocks, armed gangs and Al-Qaeda. But now, because so many of the militias earn income from taxing trade, security along the country’s roads is actually as good as

Ssh! Don't mention the revolution

Chatam House Putin is whitewashing history to paint himself as the Tsar, writes Konstantin von Eggert In early July the chairman of the Russian Historical Society addressed a gathering on how the country should mark the centenary of the revolutions of 1917 which toppled the Romanov dynasty and then brought the Bolsheviks to power. The Russian people, he said, should avoid ‘radical’ assessments of the events of 1917 and rather find in them ‘a source of national unity’. ‘Radicalism is generally harmful,’ he said,  adding that ‘such momentous events [as those of 1917] cannot be painted in black and white’. The Russian Historical Society is officially an umbrella organization for Russian historians as in any other country, but in fact it exists to deliver government talking points on ideological matters. Bizarrely, its chairman is not a professional historian but none other than Sergey Naryshkin, director of the SVR, the Russian foreign intelligence service. The key word ‘radicalism’

China Vietnam relations fall to a one year low over new Maritime dispute An anti-China activist holds a poster saying '74 (Vietnamese) martyrs live forever' during a rally marking the 42nd anniversary of the 1974 naval battle between China and then-South Vietnamese troops over the Paracel Islands, in Hanoi on January 19, 2017. (HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images) After a world court tribunal ruled last year in July that Beijing lacked legal rights to claim most of the South China Sea, it stepped up talks with the chief maritime disputant Vietnam. Vietnam and China contest sovereignty over the sea’s two major island chains and a lot more. Both remember deadly naval clashes in 1974 and 1988 for control over some of those islets. Three years ago,  anti-China riots  broke out in Vietnam after Beijing let a Chinese offshore oil driller park a rig 240 kilometers east of the Vietnamese coast. Adv

RUSSIA: Babushkas rule

Russia will be reshaped not by revolution but by urbanization and a life expectancy gap between men and women, writes Ekaterina Schulmann Historical parallels are a curse of our time because they prevent rational analysis of social and political processes. Once you hear that 2014 is 1914 all over again, or that a certain regime is heading towards a new Nazism, this is a clear signal to stop listening, as clear as when you are advised to read Dostoevsky to gain insight into the ‘Russian soul’. It is time to stop taking Karl Marx’s joke at face value: history does not repeat itself, either as tragedy, or as farce. Since there is an infinite supply of historical facts, it is likely that striking similarities between past and present events are based either on the magic of numbers – 1914/2014 – or on highlighting some facts while ignoring others. The main sin of parallelism is that it negates progress. It is stuck in the Middle Ages, when the wheel of fortune decreed that nothing chan

Thailand, long used to China’s carrots, now gets the stick Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha praised China’s Belt and Road Initiative for its potential to enhance the Thai-Chinese strategic partnership. Photo: Reuters View all 0 comments mail BY PONGPHISOOT BUSBARAT PUBLISHED: 4:00 AM, AUGUST 3, 2017 China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is its new grand strategy. Chinese leaders have emphasised that the initiative is a win-win solution whose economic benefits will be shared across continents. South-east Asia has become a major focus of this strategy because it constitutes a significant sea lane for China’s maritime trade. Therefore, it is not a surprise that China first declared its nascent idea of reviving the maritime Silk Road in Indonesia during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit in October 2013. Mainland South-east Asia also offers China alternative routes to seaports for its landlocked provinces. The sub-region is hence included in Beijin