After weighing all the costs and benefits, the next administration is likely to reduce and restructure assistance to Pakistan but not to end it altogether, says Daniel S Markey. It has never been clear precisely what US financing of eight new F-16s for Pakistan would do to advance US interests, says Daniel S Markey. One lesson Washington should have learned from its long experience with Pakistan is never to overestimate the leverage generated by US assistance. Despite tens of billions of ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'Just this week, the Indians killed a Kashmiri terrorist, who is a member of Hizbul Mujahideen.''This is a nasty terrorist organisation, and did Pakistan welcome this killing?'No, in fact, they denounced it and referred to him as a Kashmiri separatist.''These Kashmiri terrorist groups have been aided by the Pakistani State.'Rediff.com's Aziz Haniffa reports from Washington, DC. IMAGE: Smoke billows out of the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute building in Pampore, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Why do we continue giving them money when we know of all the bad things they are doing?'Rediff.com's Aziz Haniffa reports from Washington, DC. Pakistan came under severe criticism from a United States Congressional panel, which demanded cutting off all US assistance to Islamabad to persuade it to act against terror groups operating from its territory. US Congressman Matt Salmon, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs sub-committee that has jurisdiction over matters pertaining to South Asia, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'An unconventional war cannot be fought by conventional means,' says Lieutenant General D B Shekatkar (retd). IMAGE: Soldiers conduct a search in the aftermath of a fierce gunfight between soldiers and terrorists in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, March 9, 2016. Two terrorists were killed. Photograph: Umar Ganie "Cross border terrorism cannot be fought successfully by remaining inside your borders. It means you have to increase your area of reach. It doesn't mean that you cross the ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'If the radical Islamic movement had been largely peaceful, Headley would have probably found another way to ensure real life excitement.''But I really do believe that his relationship with radical Islam is real. Very real.''It was a match for his desires.' IMAGE: Smoke and fire billows out of the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, November 27, 2008. Photograph: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters. On November 26, 2008, David Coleman Headley was glued to a television set in Lahore, Pakistan. He was probably filled ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
On Friday, US Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton named Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her White House running mate for the November general elections. Kaine was one of the first senior US government officials to visit India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s October 2014 visit. In view of his selection as the Democrat running mate, Rediff.com reproduces this 2014 interview with Kaine where in he discusses with Aziz Haniffa the new opportunities to foster Indo-US trade and the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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