Tag Archives: Pakistan-India relations

Kartarpur is More Than Symbolic

After successfully drawing international attention to the misery of the Kashmir population on the Indian side of LoC the world now can see that Pakistan is making a credible effort to keep peace intact despite the tensions prevalent in the subcontinent right now.

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Iftar Dinners and South Asia’s Week of Shame

Jay Shankar, India's new minister for external affairs, perhaps offers some faint hope of Modi departing from the Ajit Doval-induced “stay strict with Pakistan” doctrine, says one Pakistani analyst.

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Book Review: Who Foiled a Deal on Siachen?

A new book reveals that while Manmohan Singh wanted to find a solution to India’s dispute with Pakistan over Siachen glacier, opposition from his army chief and senior colleagues, scuttled any prospects for this. The army chief General JJ Singh, acted in a duplicitous way. In close-door briefings, the General would say that a deal with Pakistan was doable, but in public he would back A.K. Antony when the defense minister chose not to back the PM.

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Why Pakistan’s Sharif Must Go to India

Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi’s surprise invitation to the South Asian leaders to attend his swearing-in ceremony has the makings of a shock and awe tactic with three messages: the first to Pakistan, the second to the region and the third for domestic consumption, says a leading Indian newspaper in an editorial. In Pakistan, analysts are urging Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to accept the invitation which offers a unique opportunity to put the past behind and look to the future.

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Why Modi Should Not be Hostile Towards Pakistan

As the BJP remains the front-runner in India’s election with prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi recast as an economic reformer, neighboring Pakistan is waiting in the wings. For more than a decade since it first gained power, the BJP has shared a chilly relationship with Pakistan, followed by periods of rapprochement.   Pakistan is now curious about Modi’s ambiguity over lingering issues …

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Cauldron of India-Pakistan Proxy Wars

  In an interview with The Guardian, Shahbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province, seems to have hit the nail on the head when talking about the roadblocks to trade between India and Pakistan.   “Security agencies on both sides need to really understand that in today’s world, a security-led vision is obviously driven by economic security,” he said. …

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