Regional Overview: South Asia
5-11 July 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan and India, as well as both targeted attacks on civilians by militant groups and continued coronavirus-related violence in India. In Pakistan, targeted attacks by ethnonationalist militant groups were reported in Balochistan and Sindh provinces. In Balochistan,…

Regional Overview: South Asia
28 June-4 July 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan and India; electoral violence in India; and coronavirus related violence across the region. In Pakistan, four militants attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi, killing two security guards and one police personnel. All four militants…

Regional Overview: South Asia
21-27 June 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan and India; electoral violence in India; and coronavirus-related violence in Nepal and India. In Pakistan, security forces killed four Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants during a security operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. While in Balochistan province, seven…

Regional Overview: South Asia
14-20 June 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: cross-border clashes between Indian and Chinese forces as well as Indian and Pakistani forces; fighting between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K); targeted attacks by domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; and coronavirus-related violence across the region. In India, 20 Indian security personnel…

Regional Overview: South Asia
7-13 June 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Pakistan; cross-border armed clashes between Indian and Pakistani forces; and coronavirus-related violence in India and Nepal. In India, 18 militants, including three commanders from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), were reportedly killed in armed clashes…

Regional Overview: South Asia
17-30 May 2020

Key trends in South Asia over the past two weeks include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India; targeted violence by domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; and violence stemming from coronavirus lockdowns across the region. In India, security measures and lockdowns to curb the spread of coronavirus were extended for two…

Regional Overview: South Asia
10-16 May 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India; and communal violence between Hindus and Muslims in India and Bangladesh. In India, armed clashes between Naxal-Maoist rebels and security personnel continued last week. One police constable was killed and another injured during encounters in the…

Regional Overview: South Asia
3-9 May 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India; organized violence by domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; and violence over irregularities in coronavirus relief distribution and lockdowns in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. In India, security forces conducted a series of operations last week in Jammu…