Firstpost Editor's Picks: India at UNHRC, Assam NRC, Brexit's 31 October deadline; today's must-read stories
Firstpost Editor's Picks: India and Pakistan's stands on the Kashmir issue at UNHRC, Assam NRC, Brexit's 31 October deadline, plunge in auto sales; today's must-read stories
Highlights of India's statement at UNHRC: MEA reiterates that scrapping Article 370 within constitutional framework
In an address before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday, Secretary (East) in the External Affairs Ministry Vijay Thakur Singh strongly defended the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir
Full text of India's statement at UNHRC: Revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status is country's sovereign decision, says MEA Secy
In an address during the 42nd session of the UNHRC on Tuesday, India asserted that the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status was its sovereign decision and it cannot accept any interference in the country's internal affairs
How Sushma Swaraj, other women leaders took Pakistan to task over the years at UNGA on J&K and terrorism
Sushma Swaraj and other Indian women who spoke at the General Assembly tailored their statements from time to time as relations between India and Pakistan changed due to incidents including the Pulwama attack, Balakot air strikes and Article 370 revocation
26 Godhra residents stranded in Pakistan following suspension of Thar Express, Samjhauta Express return to India
Held up in Karachi after suspension of the Samjhauta Express and Thar Express, 26 Muslim residents from Godhra in Gujarat returned to India on Saturday via the Wagah border
Imran Khan pens NYT op-ed on J&K, says talks with India only after it reverses special status decision
In an opinion piece in The New York Times on Thursday, Imran Khan again warned that if the world does nothing to stop India's decision on Kashmir, the two nuclear-armed countries will get ever closer to a "direct military confrontation."
Imran Khan must fix economy, ensure political stability to make pitch against Article 370 relevant, claim Pakistani media reports
In order to garner international support, Imran Khan has to ensure a strengthened Pakistan economy and smooth functioning of the parliament. Economic stability, achieved through political stability is the course correction that may be the way forward for the country
MEA condemns 'irresponsible statements' by Pakistan's leaders, says neighbouring country must act against terror groups operating from its soil
In a press briefing held on Thursday, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar strongly condemned the Pakistani leadership’s 'highly irresponsible' statements on matters internal to India
After Kangana Ranaut, Ayushmann Khurrana backs Priyanka Chopra, calls her 'good representative of India'
Ayushmann Khurrana has defended Priyanka Chopra who has been at the receiving end of the Pakistan human rights ministry demanding to remove her as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace
'No point talking to India', says Imran Khan after US, China, France, Sweden ask Pakistan to hold bilateral talks over Kashmir
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said his country is no longer interested in a dialogue with India
Kangana Ranaut defends Priyanka Chopra in UN-Pakistan row: 'How many of us choose heart over mind everyday'
Kangana Chopra has come out in Priyanka Chopra's support, who received flak for her tweet endorsing IAF airstrikes in Balakot, since she is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Rajnath Singh, IAF chief BS Dhanoa to visit France next month to take delivery of first Rafale fighter jet
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa are set to travel to Paris next month to receive the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force, government sources said
'No first use' of nuclear arms policy gives India many advantages; govt must clarify doctrine after Rajnath Singh's tweet
India's nuclear threat environment consists of two countries with vastly different nuclear postures. China espouses a doctrine similar to India's, that of 'assured retaliation', with a small number of nuclear weapons and an arsenal designed to survive a nuclear first strike.
Asserting that dialogue with Pakistan is not possible till it stops aiding and abetting terrorism, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that if talks are held with Pakistan they will be regarding Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK). Addressing a public rally ahead of flagging off the BJP's Jan Ashirwad rally for the assembly polls in Haryana's Kalka, Singh said, 'If talks take place (with Pakistan), it will be on PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir) and not on any other issue.'
An army spokesman said that Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing from across the border at around 6.30 am on Saturday, prompting strong and effective retaliation by the Indian Army.
Having called Pakistan's bluff, India must now make its own 'nuclear doctrine' more intimidating and relevant
India must also do everything to convince Pakistan that it also has a second-strike nuclear capability that would make the neighbour's first-strike far too risky to even contemplate.
India's no first use nuclear theology rooted in wars country might fight, touted to be a tactic to discourage enemy strikes
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that India’s stand on no first use (NFU) of nuclear weapons might change in the future, even though it remains committed to the doctrine now, sparking off a controversy with global consequences
Indian Army official calls Pakistan’s claim of killing five Indian soldiers along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir ‘fictitious’
The Indian Army on Thursday called as 'fictitious the Pakistan military's claim of killing five Indian soldiers during a cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir
Former Pakistan minister Rehman Malik tweets video showing 'Indian genocide in Kashmir', gets criticised for 'peddling propoganda'
Pakistan's former Interior Minister Rehman Malik tweeted a video claiming that the Indian Army had used violence against Kashmiris, inviting criticism from Twitter users from India who called Malik's tweet 'propoganda'
S Jaishankar confirms India didn't ask Donald Trump to mediate over Kashmir amid Opposition uproar in RS
S Jaishankar on Tuesday categorically stated that prime minister Narendra Modi has not made any request to the US president Donald Trump to help 'mediate' between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue