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If China-Pakistan came to peace table, BJP’s failed national security strategy helped too

There should be no doubt that the flawed national security strategy pursued by India over the last seven years requires a course correction. It seems Modi govt has decided to do it now.
Indo- Bangladesh border

Why the recent India-Pakistan ceasefire agreement is badly drafted

The Pakistanis are convinced that India just doesn’t have the staying power to maintain a hostile posture for any length of time.
Northern Army Commander Lt Gen. Y.K. Joshi | Image: ThePrint

India-Pakistan ceasefire pact won’t affect counter-terrorism operations in J&K, says Army

Lt Gen Y K Joshi said the northern command, which looks after J&K's security, remained on highest alert and achieved the impossible in the face of challenging situations along the borders.
Representational image of troops along the Line of Control in J&K's Poonch | ANI

What next after India & Pakistan announce surprise deal to stop fighting at LoC

In episode 691 of ThePrint's 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta explains what led to the two sides making this move and why it is significant.
Representational image of the flags of Pakistan and India | File YouTube screengrab

India, Pakistan could upgrade diplomatic ties, Delhi may let SAARC meet happen in Islamabad

Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties after India scrapped Article 370, but the countries could now reinstate high commissioners in each other’s capitals.

Pakistan is isolated and talking peace. But India knows this game too well by now

As things stand now, the US, China and Saudi Arabia are pulling in different directions with Pakistan caught in the crossfire.

An Instagrammer did what two govts couldn’t. Indians and Pakistanis came to pawri together

Memes are the new confidence-building measures between two nuclear foes who are not talking. With pawri, Pakistanis are saying: ghar mein ghus ke laughter se maara.

Behind Pakistan’s talks offer to India lies a Khan-Bajwa plan

This is an old ploy that the Pakistanis have tried ever since 9/11, first with the Bush administration, then with Obama and now with Biden.
File image of the Pakistani military establishment, headed by Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa | @OfficialDGISPR | Twitter

Pakistani General as Riyadh envoy brings Middle East policy under army. Eyes on Israel

Notwithstanding Pakistan’s strategic ties with Beijing, it does not want to be entirely in China’s camp.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu

Here’s the big exposé about India and Israel funding Pakistanis since 1947

Designating opponents as the best friend of India and Israel works like a charm in Pakistan. These publicly available photographs mean something else in Pakistani universe.

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If China-Pakistan came to peace table, BJP’s failed national security strategy helped too

There should be no doubt that the flawed national security strategy pursued by India over the last seven years requires a course correction. It seems Modi govt has decided to do it now.

Record high petrol, diesel prices threaten India’s road to recovery, economists say

While revenue gains from taxes on retail fuel are key for India to boost spending, RBI sees those levies, along with elevated crude prices, already pushing core inflation higher.

Defence

An Indian Army truck on a Kashmir highway leading to Ladakh | Representational image | ANI

Self-reliance in defence, cyber challenges in focus at Combined Commanders’ meet starting today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the Combined Commanders’ Conference, which will be held in Gujarat between 4 and 6 March.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.