Will Operation Azm-i-Istehkam curb terrorism in Pakistan? | In Focus podcast 

Ramanathan Kumar speaks to us about Pakistan’s new military operation against terrorism in the country, and whether that will make a difference in how the Pakistani establishment deals with terrorism.

Published - July 11, 2024 04:05 pm IST

Pakistan is all set to launch yet another military operation against terrorists on its soil, whom it claims are coming across the border from Afghanistan. Political and army clearance for Operation Azm-i-Istehkam, or Resolve for Stability, came in the last week of June, but it is still in the works.

Several operations have been launched since 2007 by the Pakistani military to rid the country from terror, but the country’s own history in backing terrorists in Afghanistan and Kashmir has ensured that there has been no lasting solution to the problem. The country has also seen a parallel wave of fundamentalism and intolerance.

So, will Azm-i-Istehkam make a difference?

Guest: Ramanathan Kumar, former Special Secretary in the Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW), who is an expert on Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Host: Amit Baruah, Senior Associate Editor, The Hindu.

Edited by Sharmada Venkatasubramanian.

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