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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

When NC Ceased To Exist

If BJP undoes its erstwhile ally, the PDP in Kashmir, it may not be happening for the first time. A year after the Delhi...

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.

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...

Where is PM’s authority?

As United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government celebrates a year in power in its second stint, questions on Prime Minister’s authority are being raised. Iftikhar...

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...

Reddened by injustice

For decades Indian strategists have underestimated the potential of the Maoists, while the Red Corridor kept growing. Recent Maoist onslaughts, are making the strategists...
A view of Siachen Glacier

Siachen: Can This Ice Melt?

After Siachen Glacier devoured more than 130 men in a single avalanche early this month, Islamabad is again seeking a way out from the...

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...

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...

Ignoring ground issues

As politicians rhetorically raise terrorism and security threat issues in parliament elections, Iftikhar Gilani reports the disconnect between the slogans and issues on ground....

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