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The existential threat to India posed by China's Pakistan gambit

May 04, 2015

The existential threat to India posed by China's Pakistan gambit

The massive Chinese investment in Pakistan has dangerous consequences for India too, and geopolitical equations change. Even China may have got more than it bargained for. India needs to play its cards extremely carefully #diplomacy #Tibet #The Neighbourhood #Xinjiang #string of pearls #China-Pakistan Investment
Sugar Daddy Xi Jinping is effectively reducing Pakistan to a vassal state

Apr 21, 2015

Sugar Daddy Xi Jinping is effectively reducing Pakistan to a vassal state

The Chinese plan to invest a massive $46 billion in Pakistan may be aimed against India, but it is also an effort to keep Pakistan in one piece and prevent Islamist jihadis from threatening China's own backyard #China #Pakistan #ConnectTheDots #Nawaz Sharif #Geopolitics #The Neighbourhood #Balochistan #South Asia #Xi Jinping #China-Pak economic corridor
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

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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