Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicIndia-Pakistan relations

Topic: India-Pakistan relations

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

Expect small steps, not a breakthrough in India-Pakistan ties despite Shehbaz-Modi messages

Sharif’s insistence on Kashmir talks and Modi’s on ‘terror-free’ region show core concerns haven’t changed. However, both sides could try and push for normalising diplomatic ties.

PM Shehbaz Sharif has dispelled hope of reset in India-Pakistan ties, won’t risk being soft

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Indian missile must bring self-reflection to Pakistan. Imran Khan should keep EU, US close

The 'accidental' missile launch emphasises one key aspect of India-Pakistan relations. Nuclear powers can't afford accidents and misunderstandings.

Before BrahMos, there was Canberra — India-Pakistan’s history of peacetime airspace violations

India’s accidental firing of a missile into Pakistani territory Wednesday was just the latest incident in a long line of violations, from the 1950s to the aftermath of the Kargil War.

Missile accidentally fired ‘during inspection’ at secret IAF base, Pakistan ‘didn’t track’

It’s understood that missile was following correct trajectory, didn’t veer off course, contrary to Pakistani claims, and wasn’t part of an actual firing test.

Profound incompetence, did rogue elements launch missile, Pakistan asks. Wants joint probe

Statement by Pakistan Foreign Office came a day after New Delhi confirmed that a missile had entered Pakistan from India Wednesday due to “accidental firing” caused by “malfunction”.

Accidentally fired missile into Pakistan due to tech glitch, says India. ‘It was BrahMos’

India Friday said malfunction in the ‘course of routine maintenance’ had caused missile to be launched into Pakistan Wednesday. Govt has ordered high-level court of enquiry.

Pakistan’s first National Security Policy wants peace with India, ‘no hostility for 100 yrs’

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to release policy Friday. The 100-page policy for 2022-26 has put onus on achieving economic security, normalising trade ties with India.

3 realpolitik lessons India learnt since Indo-Soviet treaty was signed 50 yrs ago

Qatar's invitation to India to participate in the Taliban talks this week is an indication India has learnt several lessons in realpolitik.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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