Thursday, 26 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.

On Camera

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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