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Black day for Kashmiris

BY MUHAMMAD EVERY year, January 26 is celebrated by India as the Republic Day. But, the Day is being observed by the Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and all over the world, including their Pakistani brethren as the Black Day in protest against Indian illegal …

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Independent policy in best interests of India

BY YU NING Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala chief minister and senior Politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), touched a nerve on Saturday when he praised China and criticized the Indian central government for taking a “pro-America,” “anti-China” stance on foreign policy. According to Indian media, speaking at a …

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Vijay Gokhale new Indian foreign secretary

BY JAYANTH JACOB Seasoned diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale, who played a key role in resolving the Doklam standoff with China, took charge as the next foreign secretary on Monday, succeeding S Jaishankar. Unlike Jaishankar, Gokhale has always preferred to stay away from the media glare. However, there are a few …

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Can India fight a two-front war?

By Zeb GENERAL Bipin Rawat must be a huge Virat Kohli fan. Why? In the last few weeks, he has given statements that are not only overly aggressive, provocative, alarming but also gratuitously reckless. Take his statement that the Indian Army is ready to call Pakistan’s nuclear bluff, this scribe …

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India is fuelling Afghan drug trade

By Ali WHILE echoing Hobbes and Machiavelli, Morgenthau opines that in international politics, countries act upon various immoral activities like deceit, fraud, falsehood and so on. In one way or the other, they also follow these tactics to fulfill their selfish aims. But, in the modern era of electronic and …

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Truth, post-truth and again the truth

By P Chidambaram The truth about the economy is known to everyone. Mr Jaitley’s reply was the post-truth. I think it is necessary to state the truth once again. As Parliament’s delayed Winter Session was nearing an end, the Finance Minister found himself in an awkward situation. On January 4, …

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Washington underestimates China’s contribution to WTO

By Ai Jun The Office of the US Trade Representative released its annual report on China’s and Russia’s WTO Compliance on Friday, concluding that the US “erred in supporting China’s entry into the WTO,” as if backing China’s WTO membership was a gift from the US. Earlier this month, the …

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Judiciary in turmoil

It is a development that is both momentous and unfortunate. The press conference held by four senior judges of the Supreme Court has exposed an unprecedented level of dissension in the top echelons of the judiciary. It is regrettable that the banner of revolt has been raised in such a …

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India’s sense of superiority miffs neighbors

BY HUANG DEKAI Maldivian Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim’s three-day visit to India last week during which he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj is regarded as an ice-breaking trip for the two countries. India-Maldives relations had dropped to a new low at the end of …

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Calling a spade a spade!

BY SHAUKAT IT needs no justification or clarification that Indian media is expert in creating controversies and culpabilities and later deny the facts smartly. Constructing manipulations on Yadav issue is an old saga now which began when he was captured in March 2016. India has never accepted Pakistan’s creation and …

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