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Why Modi-Jinping talks must also focus on CoK - China-occupied Kashmir

Sep 16, 2014

Why Modi-Jinping talks must also focus on CoK - China-occupied Kashmir

Some 19 percent of the territory of Jammu and Kashmir is under Chinese occupation. Modi will have to bring these into the broader discussions when Xi Jinping comes. #diplomacy #The Neighbourhood #Modi #Xi Jinping #Border dispute #India-China Talks #Pak-Occupied Kashmir #China-Occupied Kashmir
It's not about Kashmir Like UPA, PM Modi is on the wrong track with Pakistan

Aug 20, 2014

It's not about Kashmir Like UPA, PM Modi is on the wrong track with Pakistan

Pakistan's creation as an ideological state based on religion and in opposition to India makes it a genetically defective nation-state, as on Pakistani journalist notes. Our strategy needs to deal with this reality, not the romance of peace. #HowThisWorks #Terrorism #The Neighbourhood #Zia-ul-Haq #Muhammad Iqbal #India-Pakistan Ties #islamic-state #Religion as Ideology
Why it should be NPR plus Aadhaar, not NPR or Aadhaar

Jun 30, 2014

Why it should be NPR plus Aadhaar, not NPR or Aadhaar

The home ministry is giving NPR primacy over Nandan Nilekani's Aadhaar. Actually, Rajnath Singh should use both, and the objective should be to identify illegal immigrants, but not throw them out. #Rajnath Singh #Nandan Nilekani #Unique ID #The Neighbourhood #NPR #Nepalese #Bangladeshi Illegal Immigrants
Welcome mat for Sharif is ok, but we shouldn't let our guard down

May 24, 2014

Welcome mat for Sharif is ok, but we shouldn't let our guard down

India should adopt a policy of always being ready to talk with Pakistan, but must never lower its guard or presume that Pakistan will abandon its terror groups. #Sri Lanka #Bangladesh #diplomacy #India-China #The Neighbourhood #India-Pak Ties #Nawaj Sharif #Narendra Modi Inauguration
China needs a U-turn, India only a nudge on the road to reform

Jan 06, 2014

China needs a U-turn, India only a nudge on the road to reform

In many ways, India is farther down the road to reform than China. But China tends to be more decisive when it decides to makes changes while we blunder along #Chindia #Deng Xiaoping #The Neighbourhood #Xi Jinping #India-China Reforms

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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

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Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Sep 18, 2014

‘Random crime of opportunity’: Surrey teen Serena Vermeersch’s murder has neighbourhood on edge

Homicide investigators are searching for the driver of a pickup truck spotted in the area where a 17-year-old Surrey teen was found dead less than an hour later...
Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Sep 17, 2014

Kinder Morgan may abandon Burnaby Mountain pipeline route if delays continue

Kinder Morgan may revert back to its original pipeline route through the Westridge neighbourhood if the city’s opposition to the project significantly delays survey work on Burnaby Mountain...
Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Sep 16, 2014

Shelling kills six in Ukraine city

Shelling has killed six people and wounded 15 others in the Ukraine rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said. It is the worst reported violence since a ceasefire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on September 5.... #Vladimir Putin #Anders Fogh Rasmussen #Angela Merkel