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Environmental pollution and Indo-Pak cooperation

India has refused to accept the proposal made by Punjab’s Environment minister Zakia Shahnawaz’s to collaborate under the umbrella of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on the issue of smog that has affected lives of the citizens on both sides of the border.

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India must rejuvenate its business ties with the EU

The forthcoming 14th India-EU summit in Delhi has the potential to rejuvenate bilateral ties and to provide a new direction to free-trade agreement (FTA) negotiations.

Fixing Pak-US relations

Nawaz Sharif may be busy plotting his political comeback, it seems as if his party is doing rather well on its own. Since Nawaz’s exit, the ruling PMLN has seemingly come along in leaps and bounds in resetting the Pak-US bilateral relationship.

Pak-Afghan Talks

Constructive developments are taking place in the relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan, after a long stretch of uncertainties and agitation.

Calling Pakistan ‘Terroristan’ is not enough, India must back it with tough action

Recently, India branded Pakistan “Terroristan”. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj told the UN that Pakistan, as the world’s “pre-eminent terror export factory”, has just one national accomplishment to boast of. Yet New Delhi is loath to back its words with even modest action, such as downsizing Pakistan’s bloated, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI)-infested high commission in New Delhi, withdrawing the unilaterally granted Most Favoured Nation status, leveraging the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), or halting the barter trade across the Line of Control (LoC) that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has identified as financing terrorism.

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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra

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India urges OPEC to move to responsible oil pricing

India on Wednesday urged the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel to move to responsible pricing of oil and gas, saying the current prices are posing a threat to fragile w...

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