PAKISTAN

Can we solve Siachen without solving the J&K dispute?

  0 comments   |     by Shivam Vij

Myra MacDonald is a London-based journalist with Reuters and a long-time observer of South Asia. She tracks the turning points in Pakistan politics at the Pakistan: Now or Never. MacDonald is best known for her book on the Siachen conflict, Heights of Madness: One Woman’s Journey in Pursuit of a Secret War. Published in 2007, the research for the book took her t

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Obama should take the road not taken in AF

  0 comments   |     by M K Bhadrakumar

The Union of Ten Nations of ECO is the future of the 'Heartland' that would determine who has commanding influence over the world .Now that the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan is drawing near with no deal made with the Taliban, there is nervousness in Delhi and Washington DC This article by a former Indian diplomat outlines the options for va

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Gwadar Terminal: Reaching the Critical Mass

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The entire Gilgit–Baltistan energy corridor from Xinjiang funnels over the Khunjerab Pass and terminates on the seaports of Gwadar, Pasni and Ormara. Of these outlets, the China–Pakistan axis is working feverishly to develop Gwadar as the hub of a new land-cum-sea-based silk route to Xinjiang and western China. This fishing village of Gwadar had a populati

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India’s Pakistan Strategy

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s  speech has documented where he boastfully narrates how Indian agencies eroded the Kashmiri freedom struggle through corruption and intimidation; forecasting the separation of Balochistan; and expressing glee at the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s beheading of Pakistani soldiers in Fata. INDIA’S am

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Stop Surveillance and Harassment of Kashmiri

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Peoples Union for Democratic Rights expresses its outrage at the harassment and arrest of Kashmiri students in Mewar University, Rajasthan, and other educational institutions, amidst an intensifying surveillance of Kashmiris across the country. On 14th March, 2016, a rumour was spread on WhatsApp that “Kashmiri students are cooking beef”, in their hos

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India’s juvenile volte face

  0 comments   |     by P K Balachandran

It was the “political survival instinct” of the rapidly weakening BJP which made the Indian government suddenly call off the foreign ministers-level talks with Pakistan which were to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York next week. India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart S M Qur

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Indo-Bangla relations and the “termite” problem

  0 comments   |     by Afsan Chowdhury

Indian’s ruling party BJP leader Amit Shah has called ‘illegal Bangladeshis’ as “termites” which will be cleaned out from the woodwork of Assam in particular. Its not just the unseemly language coming from a major political leader of the most powerful state around that is disturbing. Its also an indicator of the heightened tension in the

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Imran Khan’s China visit shows Narendra Modi government

  0 comments   |     by Ananth Krishnan

Imran Khan’s China visit shows Narendra Modi government oversold Wuhan summit Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing, China. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan left China without an immediate bailout promise he was seeking for his country&

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Afghanistan: Peace at hand?

  0 comments   |     by Conn Hallinan

The news that the Americans recently held face-to-face talks with the Taliban suggests that longest war in US history may have reached a turning point, although the road to such a peace is long, rocky and plagued with as many improvised explosive devices as the highway from Kandahar to Kabul. That the 17-year old war has reached a tipping point seems clear. The Taliba

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This Is What Can be Accomplished During Imran

  3 comments   |     by Adam Garrie

Later this week, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will take his first official visit to China. As Pakistan’s neighbour and most important all-weather ally, the visit is of incomparable importance as Pakistan stands on the verge of fulfilling the next stages of inspiring new projects throughout the country, many of which have been jointly initiated with China. Furthermore, international pre

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