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The Belt and Road Forum comes to an end: What’s next for Pakistan?

The two-day Belt and Road Forum (BRF), held in Beijing on May 14 and 15, to discuss the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative drew the attention of several major regional actors. President Xi Jinping stressed the economic significance of the initiative and PM Nawaz Sharif echoed his stance as he invited other countries to join CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) and …

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Pakistan, India soon to become SCO members

India and Pakistan will become full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at the SCO Astana summit in June 2017. The groundwork for the inclusion of India and Pakistan was laid back in 2014 at the Dushanbe summit where the procedure to take in new members was finalized. The organization presently has Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan …

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PM Modi’s failure of diplomacy in occupied Kashmir

During his election campaign Indian PM Modi was considered a light weight in foreign affairs. On the domestic front his fundamentalist views were considered anathema to the secular ethos of Indian democracy. On both fronts he has proven to be a failure. Violence to punish consumption of beef against non-Hindus is on the rise creating unrest among Indian Muslims and …

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THE MINIONS OF INDIA

Extract from The News April 3, 2016—–“-After failing to come up with reasonable answers to the disclosures of RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav, India has launched a propaganda campaign using ties with some European nations to cast doubts on its intervention in Pakistan to support terrorism and make the Pak-China Economic Corridor (CPEC) a failure. India is also using some western media …

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Delusional Times

The central problem confronting India in the region is no longer Pakistan or China. It is Delusions of Grandeur! The recent article by Dhruva Jaishankar has proven one thing, foreign policy magazine should change it’s about us sections’ description. Instead of saying a ‘trusted adviser for global leaders when the stakes are high’ it should lead with propaganda experts for …

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Insurgencies in India: Part 1

The states of India and Pakistan came into being in 1947 when the British let go of their imperial holdings in South Asia. India being the bigger one of the newly formed states has tried to play the role of the regional hegemon. This has not gone down well with Pakistan and they have fought three wars since independence.  Before …

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RAW antics

In an article titled ‘Why Does Pakistan Accuse Indian Spies of Terrorism’ Mr Michael Kugelman of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC comes out strongly in support of India’s intelligence agency RAW and blames Pakistan’s military for the whole business of blaming a fresh smelling rose like RAW for foul and rotten deeds. The motivation for Pakistan’s military to …

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What BJP victory could imply for Jammu and Kashmir

The ongoing assembly elections in the state of Jammu and Kashmir will conclude by December 20 and the results are due by December 23.  These five- phase polls are crucial considering the earlier changed trend in Lok Sabha elections where Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won three seats each and Congress and National Conference (NC)-the ruling …

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SAARC’s blame game

The 18th summit of the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) held last week concluded with outcomes that were far below the intended expectations. Many have termed it to be another ‘disappointment’ despite the buildup of how crucial the issues to be discussed were to all nations participating. SAARC, comprising of the eight countries Nepal, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, …

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Iss baar Modi Sarkaar

Narendra Modi

Modi’s landslide victory comes as little surprise; there are celebrations all around as the rightist BJP rips the reins of power. But with that, India’s image as it is projected to the outside world might undergo a complete overhaul—a secular and liberal India could find itself making a transition to an intolerant ‘Hindustan’. Given his track record as an aggressive, …

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