Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicIndia-Pakistan conflict

Topic: India-Pakistan conflict

23 years ago, India won the Kargil conflict. Experts say those conditions no longer apply

After the 2019 Balakot strike, Pakistan has an incentive to react 'more strongly' and 'focus on substantial targets' in the event of a future crisis with India, experts say. But economic, diplomatic, and geopolitical factors will play a decisive role too. 

Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Afghanistan is the new epicentre for extended India–Pakistan rivalry, after Kashmir

In 'Quest for a Stable Afghanistan’ author Sujeet Sarkar details the circumstances leading up to the Taliban's takeover of Afghan land.

India must strike to deter, any other policy for drone attacks will play into Pakistan’s hands

When it comes to drones hovering on India-Pakistan border, political will, equipped with a broad range of innovative capabilities to inflict pain, remains the best defence.

India withdraws from Russia military exercise, participation of China & Pakistan a factor

India had earmarked 200 military personnel, including 180 soldiers from an infantry battalion and observers from the IAF and the Navy, to take part in the exercise, Kavkaz-2020.  

Pakistan’s India envoy-designate Moin ul Haque set for ambassador duty in China

Pakistan’s acting high commissioner in India, Syed Haidar Shah, is also likely to take up ambassador’s role in Nepal as bilateral diplomatic ties remain downgraded.

Indian High Commission duo ‘booked for Pakistan hit-and-run’ handed over to mission

It was not immediately clear what happens to the FIR registered by the Islamabad police against the duo for their alleged involvement in a hit-and-run.

PoK police ‘arrests two Indian spies’, Kashmiri man identifies one as missing brother

The arrested duo were made to address the media in blindfold, where they ‘confessed’ that they had been forced to cross over into PoK by a trooper of the Territorial Army.

Gilgit-Baltistan gets an ‘official’ Twitter account, directs users to Ladakh govt page

Created in May 2020, the account — 'Official Twitter Account of Gilgit-Baltistan, Ladakh (U.T.), India' — has not been verified by Twitter and has only three posts.

India must galvanise global pressure against Pakistan, can’t let guard down due to Covid

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On Camera

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The Kara-Khanid ruler Ilig Khan on horse submitting to Mahmud of Ghazni riding an elephant, Persian painting, 1306-14 | Wikimedia Commons

Mahmud of Ghazni had Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka soldiers. History is not as simple as you think

Muhammad Ghori had Lakshmi coins, Ghazni’s robes were worn by a Khajurao king. Don’t view history through ‘Hindu king vs Muslim invader’ lens.
File photo of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan distributing rice to PMGKAY beneficiaries at a PDS centre | ANI

How Modi govt extending free grains scheme could help BJP in Gujarat, Himachal polls

PMGKAY was extended for three more months last week. An analysis of the scheme's beneficiaries shows that over 50% of the population in Gujarat and 38% in HP will benefit from it.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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