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Ayodhya: Indian Judiciary on Trial

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed

IT has been nearly 27 years since the destruction of the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. And it still feels like yesterday that the tragedy that changed India forever struck. Most of us remember where we were or what we were doing that fateful day. It is as if time has stood still all these years. It indeed has in many ways. Meanwhile a whole n

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A Review of Sikkim, Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom

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This is a book Bhutanese must read for many reasons. It is a gripping historical tragedy told by a master storyteller and researcher. Many of us have heard about India’s annexation of Sikkim in the twentieth century but only a few have access to the details of how the tragedy unfolded in the midst of personal and political vicissitudes and the geopolitical com

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India’s Afghan dream will eventually crumble

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal

A day before the planned secret negotiations between President Donald Trump, President Ashraf Ghani and representatives of the Taliban at Camp David on Sunday, they were cancelled. The meeting was meant to eliminate disagreements that the Afghan President and parts of the US leadership had with the draft peace agreement, the result of almost a year’s negotiati

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Weaponizing Water in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by Conn Hallinan

During the faceoff earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India’s considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still

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Hair-trigger Nuclear Alert over Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Eric Margolis

Two of the world’s most important powers, India and Pakistan, are locked into an extremely dangerous confrontation over the bitterly disputed Himalayan mountain state of Kashmir. Both are nuclear armed. Kashmir has been a flashpoint since Imperial Britain divided India in 1947. India and Pakistan have fought numerous wars and conflicts over majority Muslim Kas

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India’s Kashmir Crackdown Poses Risk of War

  0 comments   |     by John Riddell

On August 5, India’s Hindu nationalist government unilaterally revoked the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, while flooding the region with troops, imposing a curfew, and shutting down all communications. The state is to be broken in two, with the eastern portion (Ladakh) under direct rule by New Del

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Genocide Watch alerts for occupied Kashmir and India's Assam

  0 comments   |     by Genocide Watch Report

Genocide Watch, a global organisation dedicated to the prevention of genocide, has issued two warning alerts for India — one for the occupied territory of Kashmir and the other for Assam state. According to the website, a 'Genocide Watch' warning is declared

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Hybrid War and Challenges For Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Brig Basit Shuja SI(M)-Retd

The world has changed. Wars are fought no more on battlegrounds but with touches of buttons and turnings of knobs. Hybrid warfare has revolutionized the arena where every country exhausts all possible means without even moving. “The categories of warfare are blurring and no longer fit into neat, tidy boxes. One can expect to see more tools and tactics of destr

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Kashmir is seething — and somebody needs to step in before it's too late

  0 comments   |     by Clive Stafford Smith, Eric Lewis

US officials conduct 'war games' every few years to test the risks of nuclear war. Every hot situation ends up with a pragmatic solution except one: India and Pakistan. Narendra Modi suspended Article 370 of the Constitution in August, throwing Kashmir further into crisis ( AFP/Getty Images ) Amid the world

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Stratfor: Kashmir may provide spark for Pakistan-India...

  0 comments   |     by Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Stratfor: Kashmir may provide spark for Pakistan-India nuclear war The specter of nuclear war haunts tensions between India and Pakistan, and the disputed territory of Kashmir could provide the spark that lights South Asia’s nuclear fuse, warns Strafor, a geopolitical intelligence think tank that provides strat

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