Tag Archives: Narendra Modi

Gurdaspur Attack: Views from Pakistan, India

The Gurdaspur terrorist attack will further deteriorate the India-Pakistan relations, even if direct relationship between the attackers and Pakistan is not established.

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Iran’s Chabahar Port and the Strategic Turf Wars

Iran’s Chabahar port is challenging the significance of Pakistan’s Gwadar deep sea port. The project is strategically important particularly for India due to its land access to Afghanistan and Central Asia which is otherwise blocked by the territory of Pakistan.

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Modi’s Self-defeating Pakistan Policy

For India, the only way to de-hyphenate itself from Pakistan is to improve relations with Islamabad through bold initiatives. Modi, who has always advocated a more muscular approach to national security, cannot ignore Pakistan, but must also recognize that a hardline approach will create problems for New Delhi.

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View from India: Bridging Ties with the New Silk Road

There is not enough understanding in India that the Chinese Belt and the Road project is a consequence of an economic imperative in China, which is undergoing structural change, and has less to do with geopolitics as is easily assumed.

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New Encirclement in South Asia

The vibes in south Asia are pretty clear now; a nationalist, jingoistic and intelligence-led mindset in New Delhi has turned Afghanistan into the centerpiece of its policy on Pakistan. Regardless of how they position themselves henceforth, the world should not be surprised if the current simmering tensions blew into armed hostilities – even if limited

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Pakistan and India’s Regional Ambitions

Anyone would be foolish to wish for an India-Pakistan war, one that could lead to a nuclear holocaust. The process of dialogue must focus on compromise so that the situation does not spiral into war, death and destruction. India and Pakistan can come to an “arrangement” over Kashmir if an “agreement” is not possible.

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India’s ‘Hybrid Warfare’

Pakistan must directly and/or indirectly attack those cells supporting RAW’s hybrid warfare within Pakistan creating internal problems for the South Asian country, argues one analyst after Indian Defense Minister’s public endorsement of using terrorism as a policy tool.

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India: Not a Sprinkle, But a Spread of Saffron

The Hindutva agenda is moving forward in India, the voices of minorities are being marginalized and social hatred is being spread, but the political order continues to escape blame.

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India: Electoral Wins or Religious Peace?

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s soft Hindutva strategy may be electorally successful, but it risks splitting the country along deep lines of religious hostility and conflict.

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Change of Heart in Pakistan-India Relations?

Cooperation against terror might become the first step towards better ties between India and Pakistan.

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