Articles by Tara Kartha
Dec 09, 2018
Imran Khan's no 'hired gun' remark just another ploy to ensure US continues feeding Pakistan armyImran Khan is not about to let go of the hand which feeds Pakistan state and its army. After running to China, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Malaysia for financial assistance, Islamabad is now back at its old game of squeezing the US for whatever it can get
Dec 07, 2018
As Imran Khan crosses 100-day threshold, Pakistan PM's constant U-turns and over-reliance on army is troublingImran should enjoy the army saluting and kowtowing to him while it lasts. One step out of line, and that flattery will end.
Nov 28, 2018
SAARC is dead in water; Pakistan's 'invitation' to India is simple posturing for a smooth IMF bailoutIt’s in Pakistan’s interest to make a show of ending hostilities with India. The IMF is certainly not going to hand out another tranche of assistance, without making sure it doesn’t go into wasteful expenditure like tilting against Indian windmills.
Nov 23, 2018
Chinese consulate attacked in Karachi: India should draw world's attention to plight of Balochis or hold its peaceIndia has the option of raising the issue in a very big way at international forums, and in a sustained manner. One-off support only worsens the situation
Nov 22, 2018
J&K governor dissolves Assembly: Some of his arguments ring true, but move will be viewed through partisan prismLate Wednesday evening, Governor Satya Pal Malik announced the dissolution of the Assembly. Given the timing of the action, the governor’s motives seemed questionable.
Nov 21, 2018
IMF demands to see details of Pakistan-China financial assistance deal: Days of East India Company 2.0 long goneCalls for greater transparency have been made in Parliament and among the top-most levels of the State Bank of Pakistan
Nov 20, 2018
Narendra Modi-Ibrahim Solih meeting: India needs to decide if it can go it alone, but remain aware of Maldives' debt to ChinaIndia has to decide whether it has the will and standing to go it alone in Maldives – with of course a little help from its friends like Japan – and slowly but surely entirely replace China in terms of influence and projects in the archipelago.
Nov 19, 2018
Gilgit-Baltistan review: Alok Bansal's book a great starting point in understanding the elusive region'Gilgit-Baltistan and its Saga of Human Rights Violations', by Alok Bansal, Director of the India Foundation, provides one of the few sources for someone wanting to know a little more about this troubled non-state.
Nov 13, 2018
Narendra Modi meets Mike Pence: In Trump's absence, VP's job will be to squeeze India into picking US over RussiaIndia is the second largest importer of Iranian oil after China, sourcing more than 9 percent of its energy needs from Tehran.
Nov 09, 2018
Taliban talks: MEA merely testing waters with Moscow meeting, New Delhi has time aplenty to evaluate its Afghan positionNew Delhi’s nominees are also retired MEA officials, underlining that Delhi is still far from comfortable with the talks, against which it has long cautioned Russian officials.