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PM Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok

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.
Indian High Commission, Islamabad | Representational image

India asks Pakistan to probe ‘breach of security’ as drone spotted over Indian High Commission

26 June sighting of drone over Indian High Commission in Islamabad assumes importance as it happened a day before two drones dropped explosives on Jammu air force station.
Satellite imagery has revealed Pakistan's new midget submarine | @detresfa | Twitter

Satellite images reveal Pakistan’s new midget submarine, site for joint project with China

The size and location of the midget submarine indicates its covert capability, and increases Pakistan's ability to deploy special forces, potentially along the Indian coast.

Why Modi govt is suddenly ‘looking west’, talking to the Taliban and Pakistan

Talks with Taliban, J&K leaders, thaw with Pakistan are strategic imperatives for Modi govt. It can’t covet US as Quad ally in the east & work at counter-purposes with them in the west.
The blast at Serena Hotel, Quetta, killed five people | @IamNaveenKapoor | Twitter

Pakistan blames India for Quetta blast, but experts see no impact on efforts to ease tensions

Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed blamed India for the Quetta hotel blast Wednesday, which has been claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

Under Modi, India more likely to respond to Pakistan provocation with military force: US intel

In a report released Tuesday, US intelligence community said war between India & Pakistan is unlikely but crises between them are likely to become more 'intense'.
File photo | Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa | Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial

Pakistan linking trade and Kashmir issue shows leaders still don’t understand geo-economics

For Pakistan, ideology has trumped the kind of pragmatism needed to move away from geopolitics to geo-economics in its external relations.

Why PM Modi and Gen Bajwa mean business with India-Pakistan peace talks. Nothing else matters

What can India and Pakistan give each other to save face? This jockeying for a framework of give-and-take is likely what’s going on today.
Bajwa and Pakistan Army

Gen Bajwa wanted a ‘paradigm shift’ with India, but Pakistan military isn’t ready

India and Pakistan have begun to talk but they have not arrived at the moment when it becomes possible to imagine anchoring peace.
Pakistan Consulate General in New York acknowledges passed of the resolution on 6 February

Pakistan keeps making bad decisions with India. Its insecurity is hurting peace

France-Germany and US-Canada are proof that India and Pakistan can become allies — if only they can find a common threat.
Farmers sort their onion crop | Representational image: ANI

India can’t afford a hurried resolution on MSP demand. It can cause chaos, long-term damage

A guaranteed MSP can be a procurement scheme, a price deficiency payment option, or a combination of both. What could be the implications for govt and the market?
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.