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A deserted Wagah-Attari border on 15 March, over a week before the Covid-19 lockdown kicked in

Covid offers India-Pakistan a chance to fight common enemy, bury hostility over Kashmir

The magnitude of the coronavirus pandemic allows India and Pakistan to gracefully alter their rigid attitude and sell the idea of an agreement to their emotional citizens.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump in the White House | ANI

Trump-Imran bonhomie, Kashmir mediation offer prompted Modi govt’s 5 Aug move: US report

The report was prepared by Congressional Research Service, which is tasked with providing non-partisan analysis to US Congress members.
Kashmir Solidarity Day

Pakistanis have nothing to celebrate on Kashmir Solidarity Day except discounts on clothes

The real winner of the Kashmir Solidarity Day is the common Pakistani who sees this day for what it is. A holiday in the middle of the week.
Kartarpur corridor

Pakistan’s Kartarpur peace initiative doesn’t come from a position of weakness

Does Pakistan want to rekindle the Khalistan issue or use the Kartarpur corridor as a geopolitical tool? The answer to both is yes.
PM Narendra Modi with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Hyderabad house | Praveen Jain

Saudi Arabia can’t help solve Kashmir issue because it now lacks legitimacy in Muslim world

Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman can snub Imran Khan and court Narendra Modi, but he won't sideline his military ties with the Pakistan armed forces.
Rahul Gandhi

BJP & media’s continuing obsession with Rahul Gandhi only shows that he is still relevant

We ignore him back home, but resurrect him when he flies out, as happened with his Cambodia retreat. This begs the question: are Indians missing Rahul Gandhi?
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn | Wikipedia Commons

Congress’ overseas wing meets with UK leader Corbyn over Kashmir, BJP demands explanation

The BJP and Congress in India got into a war of words after British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted about his discussion on Kashmir with UK members of Congress.
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing, China | Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images

China assures Pakistan of ‘rock solid’ friendship, says it is observing Kashmir situation

President Xi Jinping, who will visit India soon, told Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan that he hoped for peaceful dialogue among 'relevant parties'.
Srinagar, Kashmir

Times Now did not stop at Howdy Modi!, it went on to claim Kashmir’s Hindu homes ‘wiped’

Last week was not all about Modi’s Houston speech. India Today and Times Now had ‘world exclusives’ on Kashmir because just an ‘exclusive’ is never enough.
Mahmood Madani

Kashmir & NRC aren’t the Muslim issues of our time. But Mahmood Madani wants to make them

Mahmood Madani’s presence as a visible Muslim alim justifies the misleading perception that all Muslims are deeply religious, and that he represents their views.

On Camera

No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
Drought in India

Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’ to keep the peace on China border

This could mean that Army will be away from grey zone areas of LAC, where forces from both India and China patrol and come face to face. At present, Army & ITBP jointly patrol grey zones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.