Regional Overview: South Asia
27 September-3 October 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: clashes between militants and security forces in India and Pakistan; continuing cross-border clashes between India and Pakistan; Maoist internal conflicts regarding civilian killings in India; demonstrations against sexual violence in India and Bangladesh; and demonstrations against three agriculture reform bills in India. Active militant groups in Pakistan…

Regional Overview: South Asia
13-19 September 2020

Pakistan and India, continuing cross-border clashes between Pakistan and India, and internal Maoist correspondence revealing the effectiveness of security measures against them during the coronavirus pandemic. In Pakistan, violence continued between suspected Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants and security forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Three militants and two soldiers were reportedly killed during separate armed clashes…

Regional Overview: South Asia
26 July-1 August 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and militant groups in Pakistan and India; targeted attacks on security forces in Bangladesh; election-related violence in Sri Lanka; and coronavirus-related violence in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. In Pakistan, five security personnel and two civilians were killed in an armed clash with…

Regional Overview: South Asia
19-25 July 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: remote violence targeting civilians in Pakistan; a decrease in armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India; continued coronavirus-related violence in India; and violence against journalists in Pakistan. In Pakistan, 17 people were injured when a bomb exploded at a busy open-air market in…

Regional Overview: South Asia
12-18 July 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; continued targeting of political leaders by militants in India; election-related violence in India and Sri Lanka; and continued coronavirus-related violence in India. In Pakistan, targeted attacks by ethnonationalist militant groups continued last week in Balochistan province.…