'Both India and Pakistan don't want to escalate tensions.''So no matter what is claimed before the public, the reality is slightly different.' To understand the dynamics at play in the aftermath of India's surgical strike across the Line of Control on September 29, Rediff.com's Vipin Vijayan reached out to Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, the Islamabad-based expert on the Pakistan army. Dr Siddiqa, who has written extensively on Pakistan's national security policy and military strategy, says that "not just ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'What Modisaab will accomplish by tampering with the treaty is providing ammunition to ultra-nationalist right wing elements within Pakistan who see India as an existential threat.' In its 56-year existence the India-Pakistan Indus Water Treaty has survived armed conflicts and frosty relations between nuclear-armed neighbours. The treaty was inked in 1960 by then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and then Pakistan president Ayub Khan, which allocates 80 percent of water to Pakistan from the six ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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