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
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 . . . → Read More: Why Dhruva Jaishankar thinks USA is insane and stupid
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).
. . . → Read More: Gas pipeline deal between Russia – Pakistan confirmed
Last week reports emerged that India is reportedly preparing to take an aggressive position on Baluchistan. This position over Baluchistan became public when BLO representative Balaach Pardili addressed a gathering in New Delhi on October 4, reading out a statement from BLO’s exiled leader Nawabzada Hyrbyair Marri. The London-based Nawabzada Hyrbyair Marri is . . . → Read More: Bringing Balochistan back into the fold
IN today’s India, secular liberals face a challenge: how to stay alive.
In August, 77-year-old scholar M. M. Kalburgi, an outspoken critic of Hindu idol worship, was gunned down on his own doorstep. In February, the communist leader Govind Pansare was killed near Mumbai. And in . . . → Read More: How India is killing the free speech
A fifty year old Muslim man was beaten to death, and critically injured his 22 year old son by a mob of about 100 people alleging that the family ate beef in the house, in a bizarre incident near the capital city of India, New Delhi. The Indian Express reported that the incident . . . → Read More: The secular India and the minorities: Whats the beef
(By Dr Subhash Kapila) Russia’s strategic pivot to Pakistan is not an aberration arising from India’s growing proximity to the United States but a well calibrated long-term strategic gamble that Russia has resorted to, hoping that in concert with China’s over-sized strategic investments in Pakistan, strategic and economic dividends could accrue to Russia also.
. . . → Read More: Russia sees Pakistan’s CPEC as a game changer
It’s the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war and the spate of newspaper articles and television discussions has, ironically, provoked an intriguing question and a potentially disturbing controversy. Today, I’d like to address both.
First the question: Was 1965 “a decisive victory” as defence minister Manohar Parrikar has claimed? Or is the official history, commissioned . . . → Read More: Why India gave up its “victory” of 1965 war