'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, 1 day ago
'With the recent challenging of the notion of the Indian Ocean Region being India's strategic backyard, China is gradually upping the ante in the maritime realm around India' 'Even though New Delhi does not seem keen to get drawn into the on-going ‘big power’ contest in the region, it can ill-afford to ignore the movements in its own strategic backyard' 'Beijing will continue in its attempt of keeping India confined regionally' Tensions are simmering between the two Asian ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
"Burhan Wani's killing served as a spark for the anti-establishment fire that has been raging in the minds of Kashmiris ever since the Centre stopped engaging them for their political future. Before the upsurge the Hurriyat had begun to feel isolated and marginalised, many had begun to term them as irrelevant. But they are now back in the game. The cardinal weaknesses shown in use of pellet shotguns are clearly due to lack of training on their use."Air Vice Marshal (retd) Kapil Kak, ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago Kashmir: 'Worryingly, there's a growing cult of martyrdom' Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Chalakudy: Kerala police investigating the unnatural death of Kalabhavan Mani have decided to subject six persons, including the actor's manager and driver, to a lie-detector test in Bengaluru. Mani died on March 6 in a hospital after a marathon ...Manorama Online, 1 month ago
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