Return to the Durand Line

Suba Chandran, D (2016) Return to the Durand Line. The Hindu, 7 June 2016.


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Abstract: The recent clashes at the Torkham crossing on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border reflect a deeper bilateral disconnect between the two neighbours. The violent clashes between Pakistan and Afghanistan on the Torkham border crossing in June seem to have ended — but not the political issue, security tensions and the larger bilateral differences between the two countries. Though the clashes in Torkham were triggered by the construction of a border post by Pakistan on its side, the border tensions are a symptom of a larger bilateral malaise. Even on its Iran border, Pakistan has planned to construct a border post in Taftan. Though Taftan is not as violent as Torkham, this border crossing is also known for the illegal movement of people and goods. So is Chaman in Balochistan and numerous other border crossings along the Durand Line. Is there a larger problem for Pakistan in “managing” its borders?
Item Type: In the Media
Subjects: International Strategic and Security Studies Programme > Security Studies
Divisions: Schools > International Strategic and Security Studies Programme
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2016 04:40
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 04:40
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