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  • Afghanistan-Pakistan: Border Headaches 0

    July 3, 2018 SATP By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty* On June 24, 2018, a Pakistan Army soldier, identified as Sepoy Niaz Ali, was killed in an exchange of fire across the Pak-Afghan border in the North Waziristan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) [the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on May 31,

  • Pakistan’s July General Elections0

    June 26, 2018 SAAG By Dr Subhash Kapila Pakistan’s General Elections are scheduled for mid-July 2018 but the perspectives on it remain clouded in that in the run-up what has become abundantly clear is that the Pakistan Army-Supreme Court Chief Justice Combine carried out a “Judicial Coup” and thereby attempting scripting the outcome by pre-empting

  • Sri Lanka: Advancing An Unfinished Agenda 0

    June 26, 2018 SATP   By S. Binodkumar Singh* On June 13, 2018, the Sri Lankan Cabinet ratified the Office for Reparations Bill to be enacted by Parliament for the payment of reparations to war-affected and missing persons. However, there was resistance within the Cabinet against the proposed reparation formula, which includes benefits to families

  • India: Insecure Northeast Border 0

    June 26, 2018 SATP By Giriraj Bhattacharjee* On June 17, 2018, militants of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) laid an ambush near the Tenyak River on the outskirts of Aboi Town in the Mon District of Nagaland, along the India-Myanmar border, killing two Security Force personnel. The deceased were identified as Hawaldar Fateh

  • Specter of militancy growing in Rohingya camps0

    Large-scale insurgency could be ‘just a few years away’ as more refugees in Bangladesh are willing to die for their cause Rohingya refugees stage a demonstration for their rights on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on June 16. (Photo by AFP) Ate Hoekstra, Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh July 3,

  • Ceasefire Revocation, Shujaat Bukhari’s Murder, the BJP-PDP Split: What Kashmir Thinks0

    A report by the Concerned Citizens’ Group following their visit to Srinagar. A view of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Complex. Credit: PTI Yashwant Sinha, Wajahat Habibullah, Kapil Kak, Bharat Bhushan and Sushobha Barve Kashmir: The Concerned Citizens’ Group (CCG) undertook its fifth visit to Jammu and Kashmir from June 19 to June 23. The

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  • Indian-American Hindutva believers are ecstatic about India’s court decision on Babri Masjid

    By Bhargavi Kulkarni and Suman Guha Mozumder Nov 12, 2019 The Nov. 9 verdict of the Supreme Court that granted Hindus permission to build a Ram temple at the centuries-old Ayodhya holy site, ending one of the country’s most politically-charged land disputes, has evoked a mixed reaction from Indian-Americans. The Hindu-American community and those supporting

  • India’s Narendra Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long

    Threats to minority rights and democratic norms are ignored to preserve a comforting illusion Gideon Rachman November 11 2019 The Financial Times The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and from Canberra to London, the country is viewed as an indispensable counterbalance to China. The two Asian giants are

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