May 27, 2017

Tag Archives: India-Pakistan relations

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Pakistan Be Ready for More Acrimony with India

Kulbhushan Jadhav

Regardless of which way Kulbhushan Jadhav case eventually settles down, the current moods in New Delhi and Islamabad deliver ample evidence that the hard-talk accompanied by bitter acrimony is likely to continue for quite some time. Read More »

View from India: Behind Delhi’s ‘Pakistan Quandary’

A view of Digwar, a small bordering town on the bank of Betarh Nullah, in Haveli District of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Half of this village is in Pakistan-administered Kashmir while the half of it is in Indian-administered Kashmir. At the far end of this view, is the Poonch city in Indian controlled Kashmir. (Photo by Muzaffar Bukhari, Creative Commons License)

India needs subtle strategies to contain and counter “threats” from Pakistan. The jingoistic and threatening rhetoric in a section of Indian media in response to each “provocation” from Pakistan does India no good. India’s power ought to be felt by its adversaries and not flaunted. Read More »

Terrorism, Kashmir and Indo-Pakistan Relations

Finalizing India’s offers on Siachen and Sir Creek should be part of the agenda for the first 100 days that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for. Picture shows soldiers climbing Siachen. (Photo via The Hindu)

Indian and Pakistani diplomats reflect on suspicions touching paranoia, especially over questions such as terrorism, in New Delhi and Islamabad. Maleeha Lodhi warns Pakistan that goodwill alone cannot substitute strategy while Satyabrata Pal insists that lasting peace can only come by resolving outstanding disputes over Kashmir, Siachen and Sir Creek. Read More »

Indo-Pakistan Relations: The Audacity of Hope

Modi Nawaz shake hands  R Sameer 2

Moving away from Siachen and Kargil mindsets in both India and Pakistan won’t be easy. But big crowns come stuffed with thorns. Even the smallest ambition for peace between India and Pakistan needs statesmanship and roadblock-mitigation. Hope is not a plan, no matter how audacious. Read More »