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Blowing Hot and Cold with Pakistan

India’s Eye, 01 June 2018

A discussion on the recent thaw on the LOC.

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PAKISTAN: WATER WOES AND IMPACT ON INDO-PAK RELATIONS

Defence and Diplomacy, Journal of The Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi

VOL. 7 NO. 2 JANUARY-MARCH 2018

During a visit to Pakistan in 1998, President Suleman Demirel of Turkey was flown over the Indus to show him the Karakorams. En-route, he asked one of his ministers to look out of the window and tell him what he could see. The minister replied that he could only see vast barren mountains. President Demirel looked out himself and remarked, ‘Look at river Indus, it is untapped power for Pakistan’.[1] (more…)

TAPI PIPELINE: ECONOMICS vs POLITICS

Vivekananda International Foundation, 23 March 2018

http://www.vifindia.org/article/hindi/2018/march/23/the-tapi-pipeline-economics-vs-politics

In February 2018, leaders from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India inaugurated the 1700 km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. Functions were held in Serhetabat and Herat with the leaders expressing hope that trade and mutual economic benefit could overcome old conflicts. (more…)

Line of no control

India Today      09 February 2018

https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/up-front/story/20180219-bhimber-gali-rajouri-ceasefire-jawans-death-loc-pakistan-kashmir-1166244-2018-02-09

 

The death of an Indian army captain and three jawans in unprovoked Pakistani shelling on February 4 in the Bhimber Gali sector of Rajouri district has refocused attention on the simmering situation on the Line of Control (LoC).

This ceasefire violation (CFV) is but the latest in a sharp escalation in the past few years and especially since 2017. The facts speak for themselves. Between 2003, when the (more…)

India should be worried: Is Pakistan army trying to mainstream jihadi groups?

India Today   02 December 2017

https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/up-front/story/20171211-pakistan-army-trying-to-mainstream-jihadi-groups-india-tlyra-1097531-2017-12-02

 

The series of events in Pakistan over the past two months that culminated in the siege of its capital Islamabad by adherents of the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) – and the following abject surrender of the state – are an ominous warning of the rise of the religious right in the country. The TLYRA is a Barelvi group formed following the execution of Mumtaz Qadri, the police guard who killed Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in 2011 and was hanged for the crime in February 2016. (more…)