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The Indian subcontinent is home to two of the largest armies on Earth. Not only are the armies of India and Pakistan among the world's largest, but they have stood on alert facing one another since the dissolution of the British Indian Army in 1947.
Since its independence Pakistan has always failed to establish itself as a democratic state in its full sense. The very origin of Pakistan, on which it was founded, was religion, and was always a dominant factor behind the idea of a Muslim nation or Pakistani nationalism writes Md. Afroj
The current Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Feb 5 sought an unconditional apology from the British government for what he termed "secretly assisting" India in the launch of Operation Bluestar in 1984 writes Gaurav Dixit
In the post-CHOGM 2013 scenario, relations between India and Sri Lanka have reached status quo ante that signified their bilateral relations over human rights concerns vis-à-vis its Tamil minority in the Northern Province. In other words, it’s a situation which would suit the idiomatic “back to square one” where India continues to sing requiem for the Tamilians killed in Sri Lankan civil war excesses and demand accountability while Sri Lanka refuses to be “cornered” writes Vivek Mishra
UN Security Council undermining General Assembly's authority: India
While criticising the UN Security Council for “undermining” the authority of the General Assembly, India has said that the 193-member body has to assume some of the blame because of its focus on procedures rather than substantive matters.
China's protection of terrorist Masood Azhar ensures peace for its CPEC
China has a clear strategic vision and its intent and policy are in complete sync with its global interests. It is clear that China is using its diplomatic lever to act against India's interests, as Pakistan has requested, in pursuance of their joint strategic objectives, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd.) for South Asia Monitor