• India’s top court to examine change in Kashmir’s status0

    By ASHOK SHARMA 29 August 2019 1 of 6FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, a Kashmiri family waits for a lift to take their sick child to hospital as Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard near a checkpoint during lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. India’s top court is taking up legal

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  • Jaishankar’s Bangladesh foray meant little0

    Afsan Chowdhury, August 23, 2019 Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar’s two-day visit to Bangladesh as part of his inaugural travels in South Asia was a fairly low-key affair. Although the visit came at a time when the situation in the region in general was more troubled than what India’s neighbors would like it to be, there

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  • Sri Lankan PM backs Indian repression in Kashmir0

    By Wasantha Rupasinghe 28 August 2019 Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other political leaders, including former President Mahinda Rajapakse, have voiced their support for the Indian government’s brutal lockdown of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). On August 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government abrogated articles 370 and 35 (A) of

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  • India: Appointment of Chief of Defence Staff: A Historic Decision0

    IDSA COMMENT Sujan R. Chinoy Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy is Director General, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile[+] 29 August 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rousing Independence Day address delivered from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort covered many issues relating to reforms and development in India. Among

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  • Thucydides’ Trap: Caveat Emptor0

    By Steve Chan SYNOPSIS While Graham Allison’s power theory of Thucydides’ Trap is attractive and popular, an alternative perspective may be needed to explain some missing factors behind the relationships between emerging and rising powers. COMMENTARY THE ANCIENT Greek historian Thucydides is often remembered for his remark on the basic cause of the Peloponnesian War,

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  • Pakistan, China military chiefs sign MOU on capacity building in Pakistan army0

    by Editor August 28, 2019 Islamabad, August 27 (Express Tribune) : Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed the Kashmir issue with Vice Chairman of Chinas Central Military Commission (CMC) General Xu Qiliang, and signed an MOU on defence cooperation and capacity building in the Pakistan army, the media reported on Tuesday.

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  • The Silence Is the Loudest Sound0

    Opinion The Indian government has confined about seven million Kashmiris to their homes and imposed a complete communications blackout. Indian security personnel on the streets of Srinagar, Kashmir, last week.CreditCreditAtul Loke for The New York Times By Arundhati Roy Aug. 15, 2019 Ms. Roy is a writer and lives in Delhi. NEW DELHI — As India

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  • British stance on Kashmir can strain India ties0

    Boris Johnson has ended the British stance till now that Kashmir is a bilateral India-Pakistan issue, thereby delivering a lethal blow to India-Britain relations, writes Prakash Chand Katoch for South Asia Monitor By Lt Gen Prakash Chand Katoch (retd) AUG 19, 2019 Shocked by India revoking the special status of Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan’s reaction

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  • Some deft ‘Modiplomacy’ at G7, but Kashmir handling a challenge0

    The Kashmir issue may have been handled deftly at the global politico-diplomatic level, but the abiding challenge for India remains domestic, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor By C Uday Bhaskar AUG 27, 2019 The G7 meeting of the world’s seven most industrialised nations in Biarritz, France, had a special relevance for India

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  • Trump: India, Pakistan Can Handle Kashmir Dispute Alone0

    August 26, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump has said that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over Kashmir on their own but that he was there should they need him to mediate. Trump discussed the matter with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 26 on the sidelines of a summit of Group of

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  • Two Years After Rohingya Influx, Tensions Rise in Bangladesh0

    By Sunil Barua and Kamran Reza Chowdhury Aug 25, 2019 Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees rallied in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday to mark the second anniversary of violence that caused three quarters of a million people to flee Myanmar, as officials in Dhaka blasted the neighboring country over the latest failed repatriation bid. Rohingya

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  • Kolkata Police: Indian Leader of JMB Militant Group Arrested0

    By Poritosh Paul on Aug 26, 2019 A police special task force in Kolkata arrested a leader of the banned Islamic outfit Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a police official told reporters on Monday. Suspect Md Ejaz Ahmad, 30, was arrested in India’s Bihar province Monday morning, task force joint commissioner Shuvankar Sinha Sarker told reporters.

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  • In Kashmir, Government’s Priority Should be to Protect Civil Liberties0

    August 26, 2019 Blacking Out Communication Channels is a Form of Collective Punishment that Cripples Daily Lives and Economic ActivitiesPublished in Scroll.In  “The number you have called has been temporarily disconnected,” is the message I hear every time I dial my friend’s phone in Srinagar. My friend remains unreachable for the 21st day on Monday. On

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  • The failed Rohingya repatriation bid0

    The Financial Express editorial August 25, 2019 The latest bid to break the stalemate over repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar has failed. None of the families selected through interviews for repatriation turned up to board the vehicles that had been kept waiting. An environment of uncertainty loomed large over the repatriation bid since the

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