Intensifying searches is good. But with all this only about 15% of the tax-defaulters have been caught. Therefore the government must address the major sources of black money, writes Sudip Bhattacharyya for South Asia Monitor.
The Army needs an equitable and just solution so as to maintain its upper hand to check the constant intrusion of terrorists from across. Winter is approaching.
Chinese military assistance and economic aid to Pakistan, even as the United States suspended economic assistance, only served to underline ‘a new friendship', one that has yielded and is poised to reap strategic benefits for both the countries, writes Sanchita Bhattacharya for South Asia Monitor.
The one concession apparently made is that China may make a distinction between the applications by India and Pakistan for admission into NSG. There again, it remains to be seen if China will walk the talk, although India’s stand on not signing the NPT will be a handle China will use.
On the face of it the focus will be on what emerges at the Brics summit later this week when India will continue efforts to have Pakistan shunned by the international community for its continued sponsorship of terrorism and the assistance and support extended to terror groups that have earned global disfavor.
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