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Religion, Terrorism and Caste Oppression in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by LISA SEMINAR

London Institute of South Asia (LISA) held a seminar on ¯Religion, terrorism and caste oppression in South Asia‖ on 25 August 2016 at the Advanced Legal School, University of London. Spread across South Asia is a group of forgotten people numbering in the hundreds of millions. Despised by their countrymen and viewed as subhuman, even the shadows they cast are believed to be

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India knows why Pakistan sentenced Jadhav to death

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India knows why Pakistan sentenced Jadhav to death Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit defended the death sentence given to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Field General Court Martial, saying he received a fair trial, the details of which could not be made public, but the Indian government was aware of "what [Pakistan] is talking about". In a

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Bangladesh on Trial - East Pakistan in 1971 for Political Gains

  0 comments   |     by Ahmer Bilal Soofi

THE atrocities perpetrated by all the sides in East Pakistan in 1971 were reprehensible. For its excesses, Pakistan expressed regret to the people of Bangladesh in 2002, with a desire to bury the ghosts of the past and forge robust ties for the future. But, since assuming power in Bangladesh in 2008, the Awami League government of Prime Minister Hasina Wajid has adopted a regressi

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Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War

  4 comments   |     by Sarmila Bose

A long-overdue study of Bangladesh's war of independence. The wider revision of the conflict's history she implies exonerates the Pakistani government of any plot to rule the east by force, suggests that the Bengali Leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman let the genie of nationalism out of the bottle but could not control it, and insists that the confl

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Objectives behind Drone Strike in Baluchistan

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja

Pakistan is caught up in a paradoxical situation. The US as well as the unity government in Kabul have been pressing Pakistan to convince the Afghan Taliban to come to the negotiating table and help in restoring peace in war torn Afghanistan. At the same time, they do not want Pakistan to maintain contacts with Taliban and are urging it to fight them. Last year, with great efforts Pakista

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Prosecution Pakistan Army Officers in Bangladesh

  1 comments   |     by Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Failure of Pakistan Government to launch international protest against killing and hanging of those who fought for the sovereignty of united Pakistan (West Pakistan and East Pakistan) is perhaps due to weak and poor leadership and absence of a full time foreign minister. The creation of Bangladesh was a result of a civil war where India openly came in with the Army to support the Awam

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Pakistan’s Nuclear Diplomacy - Conventional Arms Imbalance

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

Given the growing conventional arms imbalance with India, Pakistan‘s security is now critically dependent on nuclear deterrence. In the long, difficult struggle to develop this capability, in the face of determined Western opposition, Pakistan‘s scientists, its political leaders, and several of its soldiers, played vital roles. No less important was the part played by Pakistan&lsquo

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Spies Underwater - Relations Between Pakistan and India

  0 comments   |     by SA Shah

AT present, relations between Pakistan and India are incredibly tense, with almost daily military and civilian casualties on both sides of the LoC due to firing and mortar shelling. Pakistan recently shot down an Indian spy UAV on its side of the LoC, and conducted an impressive military exercise near the border (dubbed ‘strike of thunder’) to demonstrate its military preparedness a

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China, India, Pakistan: Moving Beyond Water Wars

  0 comments   |     by Bilal Hussain

Reliance on the same rivers should promote cooperation, not conflict, in the Indus Basin. Countries like China, India, and Pakistan have started counting every drop of water and are looking to maximize the use of trans-boundary water resources, especially the waters of infamous Indus basin, which are shared by Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan. In a recent dev

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India’s Foremost 2017 Foreign Policy Challenge: China-Pakistan-Russia

  0 comments   |     by Dr Subhash Kapila

A series of events in 2016 created a widespread narrative that the U.S. is an unreliable ally and a weak partner. The US is currently suffering a crisis of credibility with its allies across the globe. From Pakistan to Turkey, from Iraq to Malaysia, from Philippines to Libya, US is losing allies at a unprecedented speed Year 2017 may herald diplomatic and regional strategic

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