India-Pak Conflict: Where is it all headed?
The normal adversarial relationship between the two neighbours seems to have gone topsy-turvy. One obvious question: why did the Modi government publicise and even brag about the attack on the outposts of Pakistan-based jihadis, and why is Pakistan and its media so fervently denying it.
Samay ke bandhano se, paristhitiyon ki aavashyakton se, yudh kabhi anivarya ho jata hai (Compulsions of time and the requirements of a situation can render war unavoidable) — thus spoke Narendra Damodardas Modi at a Dussehra event in Lucknow on Tuesday.
It is being made clear on nearly a daily basis in Kashmir that our cross-Line of Control strike has failed to achieve what a “surgical strike” should — put out the most damage-causing capability in the adversary’s armoury.
Pakistan’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that there is no room for improvement in relations between India and Pakistan so long as Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister of India. This is the most undemocratic and anti-people remark any person could have made. That it comes from a top Pakistan official is all the more disappointing and deplorable.
Narendra Modi’s hopeful journey towards normalcy with Pakistan has now collapsed tragically into blood and recrimination. Like that of his predecessors, Modi’s outreach too was rewarded by state-supported violence that stymied his rapprochement agenda.
The recent public pronouncement on swift surgical strike by Special Forces against launch pads across the line of control (LoC), as a sequel to terror attacks in the Uri Sector, has heralded a new era of assertive Indian posture in the region.
India has used the Uri incident to divert world’s attention from gross violation of human rights by its security forces in the on-going freedom movement in Occupied Kashmir.
Border management towards Pakistan, especially after the reported surgical strikes by the Indian Army, largely occurred through the security forces deployed along the border. The surgical strikes give the radical shift in the India’s strategy towards Pakistan backed terrorism. It is clear that New Delhi want to solidify its long-term strategy that could eventually compel Pakistan to abandon its fellowship with terror, writes Anurag Tripathi for South Asia Monitor.
Kashmir is as much if not more, a dispute between Pakistan’s civil-military leadership as it is between Islamabad and New Delhi. Unless Pakistan’s civil-military leadership gets on the same page and agrees to mend fences with India and seek a political solution, avoiding a catastrophic conflict including a nuclear war in South Asia will remain a constant struggle.
The report comes at a time when the Pakistani Army has assumed an unusual and unprecedented role in which not only is it involved in security operations but also in day-to-day affairs of the government.
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I am honored to be here today for the first U.S. government exchange alumni conference for India and Bhutan.
The European Union and India should work closely to bring peace, stability and development in Afghanistan, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said.
On a self-imposed trial of three months, the Mehbooba Mufti government in Jammu and Kashmir has gone for what it believes to be a slam dunk.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sprang a surprise when he registered himself as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election scheduled for May 19. After leaving the office of President in 2013 at the end of two controversial terms, the firebrand populist has been largely inactive in politics.
That China strictly implements the UN Security Council resolutions that sanction North Korea is seen by all. If Pyongyang continues with its nuclear and missile tests, China is bound to support more harsh resolutions on this country.
India should be extremely wary of any Trump involvement on the Kashmir issue because he would do anything to bring India to the table, writes Dr. Susmit Kumar for South Asia Monitor.
A pre-dawn suicide terror attack (fidayeen) on an army camp in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday (April 27) resulted in the death of three army personnel including an officer, while two terrorists were neutralized. Combing operations are in progress to ascertain if any of the attackers have
The core parts of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system have been moved to the site of what had been a golf course in southern South Korea.
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The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...
Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599
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