Katerina Bozhinova is the South Asia Assistant Research Manager at ACLED. She holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations and an MSc in Sustainable Resource Management. Her research interests include land rights and environmental governance and policy.

Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
24-30 April 2021

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, political violence continued in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, while demonstrations declined. Deadly clashes between the Taliban and Afghan forces took place in almost all provinces in Afghanistan. At least 30 civilians were killed in an explosion in Logar province. Meanwhile, militants attacked security forces and government supporters in…

Regional Overview: South Asia
17-23 April 2021

Last week in South Asia, Taliban militants took responsibility for a suicide bombing attack in Balochistan province in Pakistan. An Islamist party continued to demonstrate against France over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad from November 2020, leading to clashes with the police. In India, Naxal-Maoists targeted civilians over their alleged cooperation with police and development…

Regional Overview: South Asia
10-16 April 2021

Last week in South Asia, military forces and domestic militants clashed in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) union territory in India. Naxal-Maoist rebels have continued targeting security forces in Chhattisgarh state. The state assembly and local elections in several Indian states were conducted amid rival party clashes, targeted attacks, and election irregularities. Finally, violent clashes broke…

Regional Overview: South Asia
3-9 April 2021

Last week in South Asia, Naxal-Maoist insurgents ambushed security forces in a deadly encounter in India. In Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), military forces conducted a series of operations against an Al Qaeda affiliate. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, Taliban militants clashed with military forces and conducted targeted attacks. The ongoing state assembly elections in India sparked violence…

Regional Overview: South Asia
6-12 March 2021

Last week in South Asia, security forces stepped up operations against the Taliban and Baloch separatist militant groups in Pakistan. Indian military forces also conducted anti-militant operations in Kashmir to thwart possible attacks. Anti-government demonstrations against farm laws and increasing fuel prices continued in India. In Nepal, demonstrations declined as the Supreme Court ruled to…

Regional Overview: South Asia
27 February-5 March 2021

Last week in South Asia, Baloch separatists launched targeted attacks on security forces and civilians in Pakistan, while security forces conducted operations against the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). In India, Naxal-Maoist rebels reportedly launched their annual tactical campaign to advance their influence in the Red Corridor. Following a joint statement the week prior reaffirming the 2003…

Regional Overview: South Asia
20-26 February 2021

Last week in South Asia, violent events involving Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants increased in Pakistan. Indian security forces ramped up operations in the Red Corridor, while Maoist rebels continued targeting police teams. Pakistan and India agreed to strictly observe the ceasefire agreement along the disputed Kashmir border. Demonstrations against the government’s recent farm laws continued…