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INDIAN AIR FORCE BASE ATTACKED

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INDIAN AIR FORCE BASE ATTACKED 02January 2016 NEW DELHI: Home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India will not tolerate any terror attack and will give a "befitting response". His comment came after four terrorists were killed in an attack on the Panthankot air force base in Punjab early Saturday. Singh said the nation wants good and friendly relations with every coun

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BUYING PEACE AT THE GROCERY

  0 comments   |     by Javed Naqvi

Buying Peace at the Grocery Javed Naqvi Fellow peace campaigners on both sides of the border would probably disagree with me, but I do believe firmly that neither reviving cricket ties nor boosting bilateral trade is the way to correct the sorry relations between Pakistan and India. If we can’t let people visit each other freely, don’t blame poor trade or cric

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MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION

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MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION Meena Varma It was easy to forget, as streams of early arrivals battled through driving hail and wind to reach the stadium, that the man they were flocking to see was barred from Britain for a decade until 2012, following riots in Gujarat in which 2,000 Muslims died. The Hindu nationalist Modi was chief mini

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REVERSE SWING: MODI'S GOVERNANCE IS A LOST OPPORTUNITY

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Reverse Swing: Modi’s Governance is a Lost Opportunity India needed a leader of the nation. Instead, it got the leader of a party. Written by Tunku Varadarajan | Updated: November 8, 2015 1:57 pm   Modi is no Margaret Thatcher. I see no honest drive to undo India’s crony capitalism, and an excessive reli

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US grapples with Pakistan’s Sharifs

  0 comments   |     by Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar

US grapples with Pakistan’s Sharifs By M K Bhadrakumar The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. On the very same day that the United States Vice-President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry received the Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif in Washington (here and here), Prime MInister Nawaz Sharif also received a VIP — a top Kremlin offi

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Former Indian minister criticises BJP

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Former Indian minister criticises BJP former Indian Foreign Minister crticised  Modi's BJP for declining Pakistan’s peace overtures India’s former foreign minister and key congress leader, Salman Khurshid, criticised the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for adopting a tough stand towards Pakistan and said “when congress was in power, BJP had been pressuring it

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India's Arundhati Roy returns National Award

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NEW DELHI: Renowned South Asian writer Arundhati Roy on Thursday issued a statement explaining her decision to return the 1989 National Award she received for Best Screenplay, saying, "I want to make it clear that I am not returning this award because I am 'shocked' by what is being called the 'growing intolerance' being fostered by the present government." She goes on to clarify her statement:

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India –Pakistan: Hyphenated

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

The Pakistan army chief’s speech on Sept 6, Defence Day, highlighted the security threats which Pakistan continues to face from India 50 years after the 1965 war. That war lasted 17 days. If, God forbid, war was to break out today, it may last only 17 hours. Cross-border exchanges or incursions could easily escalate to general conventional warfare. This, in turn, could rapidly cross the n

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Insurgencies in India

  0 comments   |     by Paul Staniland

India is often hailed as a triumph of democracy in a poor, multi ethnic society. This success must be qualified by the armed challenges to the Indian state that have regularly erupted and endured during its modern history. India’s future holds more internal conflict. The Naxalite challenge poses a serious threat to the state’s reach in large areas of the interio

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A Disaster in Waiting in the Himalayas

  0 comments   |     by Jehangir Khattak

A senior Pakistani official recently issued a largely ignored statement about the environmental impact of status quo between the armies of Pakistan and India on the world’s highest battleground, the Siachen Glacier. Some military check posts on both sides here are as high as 21,000 feet above sea level.

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