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On 14 February 2019, a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with 350 kg of explosives into a bus, part of a large security convoy, carrying 40 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir), killing them all.
The calculated attack on a security convoy in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that killed nearly 40 troopers was timed for a big visit to the region - that of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who begins a visit to South Asia this week with a trip to Pakistan.
Casey’s willingness to meet with Gandhi and members of the Congress Working Committee was significant, in that it opened the path for a recalibration of the construction of the Congress leaders as ‘rebels’ after their release from prison.
Defying global stance against terror, China again vetoes sanctions on JeM chief
Defying global opposition to terrorism, China has vetoed sanctions against Masood Azhar, the chief of the terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), extending cover to him and Pakistan that protects him.
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