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Turkey willing to mediate between ‘friends’ India and Pakistan, says envoy Sakir Ozkan Torunlar

Turkish Ambassador to India Sakir Ozkan Torunlar speaks to ThePrint about ties with India & Pakistan, S-400 missile system and Iran imports.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving his speech during the 70th Independence Day celebration at Red Fort, 2016 | Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Modi’s nuclear threat is not the end of No First Use, it’s from Obama & Theresa May playbook

PM Narendra Modi’s nuclear mentions are part of a deterrence strategy that Pakistan has used to stop India from retaliating to terror attacks.
Illustration: Soham Sen |

Modi shouldn’t trivialise nuclear weapons. His Diwali taunt at Pakistan is loose talk

Understated responsibility and strategic maturity has served India brilliantly. Now it shouldn’t lapse into the Pakistan style of nuclear loose talk.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Immature, traitor & Modi agent: How Pakistan sees Imran Khan for his BJP love this election

Even the few who stand in support of PM Imran Khan in this hour of political isolation say it was avoidable to support Modi publicly.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

India being kept out of Afghan-Taliban peace talks is a return to pre-9/11 geopolitics

India’s Afghanistan efforts face a hesitant Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special envoy for Afghan peace who seems to be keeping New Delhi at bay.

How a woman officer helped IAF hit back when Pakistani jets targeted India after Balakot

The IAF plans to recommend the woman officer's name for a medal for distinguished service.
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Another terror attack in India will be extremely problematic: Trump’s latest warning to Pakistan

A senior White House official said the Trump administration has taken a zero tolerance policy on the issue of safe havens to terrorists.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kamal Singh/PTI

Ties with China would be better had Modi govt avoided taking public stance on thorny issues

Neither NSG membership nor listing of Masood Azhar was intrinsically important enough to turn them into litmus tests of our relationship with China.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

India seeks visa-free access for 5,000 pilgrims per day to Kartarpur Sikh shrine

India & Pakistan held a meeting on Kartarpur Corridor issue while tensions are simmering between both countries.
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Pakistan foreign minister Qureshi briefs US on steps taken to ease tensions with India

Qureshi and US National Security Advisor John Bolton had a telephonic conversation in which they discussed regional security.

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PM Modi in Lok Sabha

India matlab Narendra Modi: How the PM learnt branding from Coca-Cola

Modi has followed the marketing strategy of fast-moving consumer goods and sold himself as the biggest brand of ‘vikaspanthi’ politics.

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.