Posts tagged with "Kashmir"

Are Afghanistan and Bangladesh emerging as key allies to India and isolating Pakistan?

Are Afghanistan and Bangladesh emerging as key allies to India and isolating Pakistan?
Nobel Literature Prize winner Bob Dylan famously sang The Times They Are A-changin. Now, not only does it apply to a singer-songwriter winning a Nobel prize in literature, it also, quite oddly, applies to foreign policy. Quite specifically to Pakistan’s neighbours who are increasingly moving away from the country that cannot get its act right. A file photo of Sheikh Hasina with PM Modi. In an exclusive interview to The Hindu’s Suhasini... 

Surgical Strikes: US Says Empathise With India, Uri ‘Cross-Border Terror’

Surgical Strikes: US Says Empathise With India, Uri ‘Cross-Border Terror’
US backed India’s right to defend itself as with any other country, in view of recent surgical strikes. WASHINGTON: Supporting India’s “right to self-defence” in the aftermath of the Uri attack which it dubbed a “clear case of cross-border terrorism“, the US today dismissed the recent attempt by Pakistan to link peace in war-torn Afghanistan with Kashmir. The White House backed India’s right to defend itself... 

Obviously Not, Says US On Support For Bill To Declare Pak Terrorist State

Obviously Not, Says US On Support For Bill To Declare Pak Terrorist State
WASHINGTON: The US today said it does not support declaring Pakistan a ‘terrorist state’ but will continue to work with the governments in the region to eliminate safe havens which also pose a threat to India. File photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and US President Barack Obama The US also called for a “meaningful dialogue” between India and Pakistan to address differences including the Kashmir issue and to bring... 

Pakistan’s Kashmir propaganda team gets public smackdown in Washington

Pakistan’s Kashmir propaganda team gets public smackdown in Washington
Taking a leaf out of the Donald Trump playbook, the Pakistanis have flown down their talkathon specialists on Kashmir straight into Washington DC to unleash some bluster during Obama’s last months in the White House and they got a public dressing down straightaway. Representational image. The smackdown came via Senge Sering, Director of the Gilgit-Baltistan National Congress: “You occupy one-third of Kashmir (in Pakistan), and an occupier... 

Unity, Compassion, PM Modi’s Twin Mantras For Kashmir

Unity, Compassion, PM Modi’s Twin Mantras For Kashmir
PM Modi’s Twin Mantras For Kashmir. NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reached out to Kashmir with a roadmap for healing touch — saying “ekta” (unity) and “mamata” (compassion) could be the “twin mantras” for the state. “From the interactions I had with all parties on Kashmir, one thing emerged, which can be put in simple words as Ekta‘ and Mamata. These two things were the basic... 

Mann Ki Baat at 11 am today’s: Will PM Narendra Modi speak on Kashmir issue?

Mann Ki Baat at 11 am today’s: Will PM Narendra Modi speak on Kashmir issue?
Last month, after July edition of Mann Ki Baat, National Conference chief Omar Abdullah had lamented PM Narendra Modi’s silence on the issue,during the show. Mann Ki Baat on 28th August 11 am. New Delhi, August 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will host the 23rd edition of his popular monthly radio show Mann Ki Baat, said a press release on his official website. With tensions in the Kashmir Valley reaching a boiling point, the PM is... 

The Balochistan conundrum: What’s next for the fractious India-Pakistan relationship?

The Balochistan conundrum: What’s next for the fractious India-Pakistan relationship?
Pakistan has been needling India ever since violence broke out in Kashmir Valley after the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif not only urged the people of his country to observe a ‘Black Day‘ to express “solidarity with the Kashmiris”, but also said that Pakistan was obliged to become the voice of the “oppressed” of Kashmir Valley. PM Narendra Modi at Red... 

At All-Party Meeting On Kashmir, PM Modi Opens PoK Front

At All-Party Meeting On Kashmir, PM Modi Opens PoK Front
Opposition leaders suggested that AFSPA be lifted from civilian areas NEW DELHI: “Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is ours”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted at a four-hour meeting of all major political parties today, stating that dialogue must be initiated with expatriates all over the world from that region. “There cannot be any compromise on national security, but we have to win the confidence of the people in Jammu and Kashmir,”... 
 
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