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Praise for Pakistani food but silence on terror won’t help & German envoy must know that

Reassuring bad governments that all is well is diplomatic equivalent of a doctor telling a diabetic he needn’t limit his sugar intake.
File photo of Yasin Malik | Common

JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested by NIA in terror-funding case, shifted to Tihar jail

Yasin Malik, whose Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front was banned last month by the govt, is also facing probes in two CBI cases
File photo of Aseemanand being escorted by police personnel | PTI

Samjhauta blast acquittals have turned India’s accusing finger at Pakistan inwards

After the Samjhauta acquittal, it will be difficult for Indians to look Pakistanis in the eye and ask them tough questions about terrorism and 26/11 Mumbai attack.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

After Balakot, future Indian PMs will have to follow the Modi standard on terror response

The BJP enjoys uncontested ownership of the national security issue, and it’s not healthy for India.
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Why the constituency for India-Pakistan peace has shrunk in India

Pakistan’s brazen sponsorship of terrorism makes it difficult for peaceniks to make their case.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

Imran Khan is sitting on a Jihadi time bomb, demanding evidence over Pulwama a mere excuse

Most countries recognise the Pakistani pattern of behaviour, which explains the almost-universal demand for action against Masood Azhar.
Security personnel at the site of suicide bomb attack, Pulwama | PTI

Post Pulwama attack, 10 hard questions for the Narendra Modi government

There is a loud chorus for a response against Pakistan, but the establishment should not lose track of the internal lapses.
A CRPF soldier stands guard near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Here are Pakistan’s new strategies behind the Pulwama terror attack

Pulwama suicide attack, use of a Kashmiri attacker, and a pre-attack video is an attempt by Pakistan to reassert its equities over Kashmir dispute.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

Pakistan now has a new corridor to perpetuate terror — Kartarpur

Trust Pakistan to lay a minefield and ambush India with ever-new shenanigans.
Army at Kuthipora village, Chattergam, Kashmir | S. Irfan/PTI

Home-grown terror is India’s bigger challenge, and no one’s talking about that

We are today more vulnerable to indirect attacks by indigenous terrorists than direct attacks by terrorists from Pakistan.

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Industrialisation only hope to eliminate poverty in Africa

African development is key to a stable world. For if it remains underdeveloped, Africa, with its exploding impoverished population, will fall prey to climate disasters and wars.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

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Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.