By blocking UN sanctions against Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki, China has shown it cares little for repairing ties with India. For years, China similarly obstructed UN blacklisting of Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar. Pakistan’s jihadists help tie down India—and ‘Iron Brother’ China has made clear it’ll have their back.
Congress replacing Randeep Surjewala with Jairam Ramesh is a good move. But it’s not enough
Congress’ decision to replace Randeep Surjewala with Jairam Ramesh as its media and communications head is a good move, even if belated. The party has finally acted on the need to communicate better. But this isn’t enough. It needs to resolve the leadership crisis and craft a winning electoral pitch.