Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War
by C. Christine Fair,
New York, Oxford University Press, 2014
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In “The Art of War,” Sun Tzu wrote that “the key to victory is the ability to use surprise tactics.”
India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, is a man who knows how to spring diplomatic surprises.
He bookended 2015 with them.
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The Indus Water Treaty has withstood periods of tension and conflict between India and Pakistan and has provided a pathway for the two neighbours to amicably resolve issues relating to transboundary water supply. Both countries clearly have faith in the treaty and believe they benefit from its existence. Increased pressure on the Indus . . . → Read More: The water sharing treaty between Pakistan and India
Pakistan and Russia have signed an inter-governmental agreement for the construction of 1,100-kilometer (684-mile) gas pipeline, stretching from southern Pakistan’s Karachi to Lahore in the country’s northeast.
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak signed the agreement in Islamabad today (Friday).
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