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Indian false strategic narrative: Pakistan-India tension still remains

BY M ROSHAN Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on April 7, this year: “If Pakistan has credible intelligence reports that India is planning another act of aggression against its military action and to increase diplomatic pressure against Pakistan; India can create a new drama in occupied Kashmir on …

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Modi exploiting Pulwama death for electoral gains

BY M CHUDARY Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “militaristic approach” responsible for the increasing killings in occupied Kashmir, and accused him and his Hindu nationalist party of now exploiting the deaths of paramilitary soldiers in Pulwama for political gains ahead of the national elections. Over the past five years, that Modi’s …

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New Indian government should take to cement ties with China

BY GAUTAM BAMBAWALE Even as India heads into a general election, it is important to keep focus on and not lose track of how the country must shape its foreign policy over the coming five years. Suggestions, inputs, advice on these issues will be valuable to whichever government is formed. …

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The irrelevance of secularism

BY MOHAMMED AYOOB A debate has flared up, especially after the Supreme Court’s Sabarimala judgment, on whether the state should leave religion alone. I believe in the Indian context, it is more pertinent to ask whether religion can leave the state alone. The relevance of this question is underscored by …

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State and faith: an unholy alliance?

BY ALEXANDER CASELLA On July 30, 1956, the US Congress unanimously adopted a law that provided that the words “In God we trust” would be from then onward the national motto of the United States and should appear on all US currency bills. Adopted at the height of the Cold …

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BRI challenges can be resolved for common benefit

BY HU WEIJIA A controversy has erupted over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the India-based Economic Times reported Monday, saying the Pakistani government had reportedly diverted large sums of Chinese investment meant for the CPEC to other projects. Practical investigation is needed before any conclusion is reached. The project may …

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Pakistan call for peace with India as it shows off its military might

BY C KIREN Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education, the Pakistani president said on Saturday during a parade to show off its military might following a tense standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Conflict between the rivals erupted last month following a suicide bomb …

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Five years of Crimea with Russia

“To understand why such a choice was made, it is enough to know the history of Crimea, to know what Russia meant and means for Crimea and Crimea for Russia” – Vladimir Putin March 18 is the Day of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia in the Republic of …

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