Making sense of Pakistan – India LoC

*The figures quoted above have been collected from local and international newspapers. The number of ceasefire violations may vary across sources.

Why is this time different?

The resumption of hostilities has displaced an estimated 30,000 villagers, who have fled their border homes in anticipation of further violence. This year 42 . . . → Read More: Making sense of Pakistan – India LoC

The wrong targets

Governments and militaries in India and Pakistan have the legitimate rights to adopt the strategy and tactics that they deem appropriate on Line of Control/International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Actions taken could be for inter se dominance – physical or moral, benefits of internal politicking either institutional between Army and Sharif Government in Pakistan . . . → Read More: The wrong targets

India, Pakistan relationship reset failing

At least nine civilians were killed in Kashmir on Monday as Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire in the disputed region, in the latest setback to what had looked like renewed cooperation between the two nuclear-armed rivals just months ago.

Indian officials say five civilians were killed on their side of . . . → Read More: India, Pakistan relationship reset failing

Modi’s political opponents boxed by Modi

Here goes Prime Minister Narendra Modi again — stumping the opposition with his out- of- the-box thinking.

One by one he has tried to remove from the clutches of the Congress, historical icons that the party considers part of its history.

This time, he has raided not only the Congress camp but also poached on the Aam . . . → Read More: Modi’s political opponents boxed by Modi

The need for an integrated and inclusive media policy

What makes Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami tick? His “Newshour” programme that runs on prime time portrays him as some sort of inquisitor. On many occasions, the inquisition is directed at Pakistan and Pakistanis in the most derisive way possible.

No effort is spared to ridicule, criticize or berate Pakistan and its government. Goswami never . . . → Read More: The need for an integrated and inclusive media policy

Rapprochement finally takes root in Afghanistan’s election crisis

Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani finalized a power-sharing agreement on Saturday, ending months of tension in the country, and officially signed the pact on Sunday in a ceremony with President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul (BBC, Guardian, NYT, Pajhwok, RFE/RL, TOLO News, WSJ). According to reports, teams for both . . . → Read More: Rapprochement finally takes root in Afghanistan’s election crisis

Floods claim hundreds of lives in Pakistan and India

Army and air force troops worked to rescue thousands of people stranded in Indian-controlled Kashmir and northern and eastern Pakistan, where flooding and landslides have caused more than 320 deaths.

Six days of rains in Indian Kashmir have left more than 120 people dead in the region’s worst flooding in more . . . → Read More: Floods claim hundreds of lives in Pakistan and India

How India is not aging that nicely

Soon after India got freedom, we made a new beginning. We chose democracy as the way forward. New  institutions were created and nurtured — Parliament, the Election Commission, the Supreme Court, the Planning Commission and others. The country has indeed made phenomenal progress. It has become a major military, industrial and economic power, . . . → Read More: How India is not aging that nicely

Pakistan now a part of Big Four: PCB

KARACHI: Pakistan now have the opportunity to have a major say in the affairs of international cricket after securing considerable concessions from the ‘Big Three’ India, Australia and England in the backdrop of the ICC’s Annual Conference in Melbourne, Australia, DawnNews reported. . . . → Read More: Pakistan now a part of Big Four: PCB

FORK TONGUED PALEFACES

Bruce Riedel, a former CIA man and now affiliated with a Washington think-tank is no friend of Pakistan. This much was always clear from his writings. Now an article written by him and published in India’s Hindustan Times seems to indicate that he is no friend of India’s either. What he has proposed as an . . . → Read More: FORK TONGUED PALEFACES