Whether India opened a back channel dialogue with the Taliban is not known, although Taliban had overtly conveyed during earlier international dialogues on Afghanistan that they always considered India a friend, even above Pakistan and Iran, writes Lt Gen Prakash Katoch for South Asia Monitor.
Islamabad truly rolled out the red carpet for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his February 8-10 visit to the country. The Pakistanis left no stone unturned to ensure the success of the visit.Writes Bhaskar Roy
Nuclear energy is vital to meet climate-change challenge, says India
India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants.