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Peshawar school attack: Empathy is fine but will Pakistan change it's attitude to terror?

Dec 18, 2014

Peshawar school attack: Empathy is fine but will Pakistan change it's attitude to terror?

Anybody who thinks the spontaneous sympathy in India for Pakistanis after the Taliban attack killed children may mark a turning point in our relationship should think again: the attack has strengthened support for the Pak Army, not civilian rule. #Terrorism #ISI #The Neighbourhood #Pakistani army #Indo-Pak ties #Pakistani Taliban #Peshawar school attack #Peshawar Attacks
Summit to nowhere: SAARC won't take off as long as Pakistan is on board

Nov 27, 2014

Summit to nowhere: SAARC won't take off as long as Pakistan is on board

The SAARC summit now underway in Nepal will not deliver any major results because of Pakistan's decision to play spoilsport. No economic bloc can take off without key belligerents agreeing to a political deal before signing up. #World #India #Sri Lanka #Pakistan #Bangladesh #diplomacy #InMyOpinion #Nawaz Sharif #Sheikh Hasina #The Neighbourhood #MEA #External Affairs Ministry #Saarc Summit #SAARC #Pakistan PM #Syed Akbaruddin #India-Pakistan Ties #PM Narendra Modi #SAARC connectivity agreements
Freed fishermen: Modi tells Tamil Nadu parties they are part of the problem

Nov 22, 2014

Freed fishermen: Modi tells Tamil Nadu parties they are part of the problem

The release of five fishermen convicted on drug trafficking charges by the Sri Lankan President at Modi's intervention has shown Tamil politicians that so far they have been part of the problem, not the solution, on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue #DMK #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #AIADMK #J. Jayalalithaa #The Neighbourhood #Modi #O Panneerselvam #Freed Fisherman #Sri Lanka President #Amhinda Rajapakse
The new Modi-Doval doctrine on Pakistan is more robust than Manmohan's

Oct 22, 2014

The new Modi-Doval doctrine on Pakistan is more robust than Manmohan's

The new NDA policy of hitting Pakistan back hard when provoked is a much-needed corrective to the old policy of not doing anything to escalate tensions. #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #The Neighbourhood #India-Pakistan Ties #LoC firing #Ajit Doval #Nuclear Doctrine
Modi can't expect any quarter from Xi Jinping; China respects only power

Sep 20, 2014

Modi can't expect any quarter from Xi Jinping; China respects only power

India and China are destined to have a difficult relationship despite rising trade. This is because we want to maintain the status quo and they don't - and they are stronger than us right now. #Narendra Modi #The Neighbourhood #trade #Ladakh #Xi Jinping #India-China Ties

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Pak agencies now on "kill and eliminate" mission in Balochistan

Feb 07, 2012

Pak agencies now on "kill and eliminate" mission in Balochistan

The murder of Zamur Domki and her daughter Jaana on 31 January shows that Pak agencies are now assassinating Baloch nationalists and their kin. #ISI #Pak army #The Neighbourhood #Balochistan #NotJobsButPassion
Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Dec 26, 2011

Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Contrary to Indian perceptions, the army is the only truly loved institution in Pakistan. Despite its crimes, it trumps the politicians hands down. #Pervez Musharraf #To The Contrary #The Neighbourhood #Pakistani army #Pew Poll