Tulbul Revived?

After the failure of the last round of bilateral talks between India and Pakistan over the controversial Tulbul Navigation Lock, New Delhi has indicated seeking international arbitration under Indus Water Treaty. At Ningli near...

‘Memogate’ And Kashmir

Efforts at resolving Kashmir have often involved people who never exist in public imagination, and they are used to achieve informally what is impossible or difficult to defend publically for the governments. Iftikhar Gilani...

Consensus on Slow and Steady

India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary talks ended on a quiet note in New Delhi perhaps signaling a willingness to make bilateral engagement uninterruptible and go slow on all issues. Iftikhar Gilani analyses the nature of the...

Core issue not core of talks

Three wars and 60 years gone by but Indian and Pakistan have focused attention on solving Kashmir only twice despite a long history of dialogues. It may still be a long while before relations...

Compulsive disengagement

With domestic political compulsions leaving India and Pakistan unable to come to any agreement on less contentious issues like Sir Creek and Siachen, there are little indications of a meaningful dialogue between the two...

Engaging the Generals

Resumption of diplomatic engagements between India and Pakistan may not be helpful unless, experts say, India talks directly to the Pakistan military. Iftikhar Gilani reports.

Musharraf’s Kashmir deal

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf talks about his Kashmir plan - that was aborted after he lost power – in an interview with Myra Mcdonald of Reuters in London. The foreign secretaries, or top...

Pakistan fires Indus Commissioner

Pakistan has removed its Indus Commissioner as right-wing Pakistani newspapers had been baying for his blood since the World Bank gave a go ahead for the Baglihar power project with minor modifications. Iftikhar Gilani...

Nominal democracy

Skipping burning corruption issues in the country, the Congress president talked Kashmir at the AICC session this week. Iftikhar Gilani reports. Congress President Sonia Gandhi finally woke up on Kashmir, describing the recent unrest...

Derailed by the language

Pakistani insistence on a timeline to Kashmir issue and Siachen, and India’s fears of a Sharm el-Sheikh repeat spoiled the foreign ministers meeting in Islamabad, but more than that, the talks seem to have...

Exploring deadlock

The India Pakistan dialogue seems to have broken before it was restarted, but Indian side suggests its agenda was exploratory and the results were good. Iftikhar Gilani reports. The Islamabad meeting between the Foreign...

Reducing trust deficit

India and Pakistan foreign secretaries’ meet at Islamabad has not made much headway though the two have prepared the ground and agenda for the meeting of the foreign ministers of the two countries scheduled...

Not interested in keeping issues lingering

The four-day 105th Permanent Indus Commission meeting between India and Pakistan ended in New Delhi on a positive note, with Pakistan consenting to construction of two power projects, the 250-MW Uri-II on river Jhelum...

Road to power

With levels of economic prosperity hitherto unknown, Indian government is vying to become a global power. Some top strategists put their heads together to produce a blue print. Iftikhar Gilani reports.Top Indian strategists want...

Out of bounds

Canadian High Commission’s refusal to issue visas to some, serving and retired, personnel of the Indian security grid on the grounds of human rights violations, has irked New Delhi and raised a furore. Iftikhar...

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