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All the Indian government seems bent on proving these days is a point. Any point. Hence the huzzaing over the International Court of Justice's stay on Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution order directed towards Pakistan.

 

After the beheading of two Indian soldiers on May 1, India has sought to “proactively dominate” the LoC with “punitive fire assaults” against Pakistan army posts.

 

That the African Development Bank chose India for its annual meeting, in the fourth time the meet has been held outside Africa, is an indication of the promise and hope of India-Africa partnership and the historically cordial ties India has with many post-colonial African states, notwithstanding much bigger investments in the region by China.

 

 

On May 18, 2017, 11 justices of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) pronounced that “irreparable damage” will be caused to India’s case before it if Pakistan were to execute Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer abducted from Iran and tried as a spy in military court, now labelled as a “terrorist” by Pakistan.

 
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There is less than meets the eye to the Indian Army’s statement, on Tuesday, that it has been targeting Pakistani posts across the Line of Control — less, in any case, than those glued to television sets might have been led to believe.

 

Why is the PM anxious to move the new Constitution in three months? Why does he intend to push for a new constitution instead of an amendment which addresses the ethnic problem? Why does he want to do either without concentrating on economic growth and effective governance?

 

India’s strategic safari took a step further this week with the African Development Bank (AfDB) holding its annual meeting for the first time in this country.

 
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I recently participated in the Harvard Pakistan Forum (HPF) 2017. I was invited as a keynote speaker to present my views on the Kashmir issue. While my views are public, I was certain that no one in the audience, mostly young students, had any idea of what I was to talk about.

 
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Three prime ministers in succession have tried to establish friendly relations with Pakistan. Atal Bihari Vajpayee broke the mould by taking a bus across to Lahore. He tried to charm our neighbour and there was hope that some sort of Samjhauta could be effected. Then Kargil happened and there was a feeling of betrayal.

 

That Nepal, like six other South Asian countries, joined the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative of China formally, may be read differently at home, in India and, to some extent, in the region. While the outcome of the initiative in terms of the spread of rail and road networks, energy projects and connectivity will take years to emerge, Nepal will have to develop closer working relations with China under this agreement.

 


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