Tag Archives: India

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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Brahmaputra’s future role in defining China, India, Bangladesh relations

Brahmaputra's future role in defining China, India, Bangladesh relations

The Brahmaputra River is an enormous transnational river spanning more than 2,900 kilometers across China, India, and Bangladesh. While not as famous as the Ganges or the Mekong, management of the Brahmaputra has important implications for water, food, and energy security in the region. However, this is complex because China, India, and Bangladesh all have different priorities with respect to the …

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NSG – Rights of admission reserved!

India tried hard to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group with strong backing from the Obama Administration. It was a bridge too far. There was no consensus at the NSG meeting in Seoul to accept India’s candidacy, which was muddied by China’s advancement of Pakistan’s cause. No country besides China (with the possible exception of Turkey) appeared enthusiastic about Pakistan’s candidacy, but …

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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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Pakistan’s nuclear assets safest in the world

Speaking at a seminar titled “Pakistan’s Role in Promoting Global Peace and Security” in the capital, Janjua said that Pakistan is a peace-loving country but its efforts to promote regional peace are hindered by Indian desire to acquire military and strategic weapons, the report said. WASHINGTON, April 2 (APP): Pakistan has told the Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington that …

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India ready to take the plunge, NSS “Gift Basket”

At the last ever Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) from March 31-April 2, India will join three ‘gift baskets’ to disrupt transnational nuclear smuggling networks, as well as to set up an informal structure to sustain the momentum after the NSS process ends. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the two-day NSS in Washington, which will begin with a dinner hosted …

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Can US play a role in Kashmir issue resolution

Can US play a role in Kashmir issue resolution

Efforts by New Delhi to buy out a non-territorial settlement on Kashmir have no merit and no future either. It is true that delay in the resolution of Kashmir dispute does assist India to anaesthetise the people and helps it to keep the international community on its side by maintaining a false semblance of a dialogue with Pakistan. India continues …

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India’s military ambitions a hurdle for peace

India's military ambitions a hurdle for peace

The Chairman of the Senate standing committee on defence production, retired Lt Gen Abdul Qayyum, has said that India’s arms deal with the United States can create a big hurdle in the way of regional peace because it will trigger an arms race. “India is using the entire lot of mechanised arms and attack formations procured under the deal at …

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Pak – India relations require more than symbolic gestures

Pakistan & India - all is not lost

Symbolism surely does matter in the conduct of diplomacy. So, the excitement over the impromptu stopover of the Indian prime minister in Lahore to wish his Pakistani counterpart ‘happy birthday’ was not surprising. It was the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian premier in almost 12 years. Narendra Modi’s brief sojourn was described by some as a “diplomatic coup …

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