Maya Mirchandani interviews India’s former high commissioner to Pakistan T.C.A. Raghavan about his new book ‘The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan’.
Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions, the World Bank said.
The best way to pay homage to those who lost their lives fighting in Kargil is to remember what was learnt and incorporate that in future practice – something India is yet to do.
While the move is unlikely to lead to any great policy change, it is time the citizens of both countries came together to encourage the resolution of all bilateral issues through dialogue.
Not only are fishermen punished harshly for crossing a border they cannot see, once detained they are treated like prisoners of war by the other country.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres maintains that he has had multiple meeting with the leaders of both countries to bring them to the negotiating table.
“India and Pakistan will continue to play at international tournaments but neither India plays in Pakistan nor Pakistan plays in India.”
External Affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said that ICJ had asked India to file its memorial by September 13, but denied that it was a setback for New Delhi.
Modi and Pakistan President Nawaz Sharif will face each other for the first time since 2015, though no talks are planned between the two.
The Indian national Uzma had accused a Pakistani man, whom she reportedly met in Malaysia, of forcing her into marrying him in Pakistan.
Without expecting overnight transformation, over 500 eminent signatories from both countries are hoping to create a ripple effect that changes how citizens and governments view each other.
A candid conversation on globalisation, feminism and patriarchy in South Asia with Indian social scientist, feminist and activist Kamla Bhasin.
“The acts alleged by India are culpable of falling under the Vienna Convention guaranteeing the right to communicate and have access to consular access rights,” the ICJ said.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj disclosed this information about the lead attorney in the Jadhav case late last night, in response to a tweet.
A fortnight before making its death sentence on the Indian naval officer public, Pakistan narrowed the conditions under which it accepts the world court’s compulsory jurisdiction
As a person of both Indian and Pakistani origin, Nida Kirmani always thought, ‘Why should I have to choose?’ Until last week, when Indian officials seized her Person of Indian Origin card, saying she cannot be both.
Since the 1960s, the risk of conflict has increased every time both India and Pakistan were at the same level of geopolitical buoyancy.
Pakistan may have denied Indian consuls access to Kulbhushan Jadhav but the ICJ is likely to hold Pakistan’s authorities accountable to the standards set in the Vienna Convention.
A group of 250 prominent citizens from both countries have issued a statement asking that the governments stop fighting “proxy wars” and focus on people-to-people contact.
The recent beheading of two Indian soldiers deserves a hard response, but one that goes beyond purely tactical gains.
Foreign secretary S. Jaishankar demanded that Pakistan “take immediate action against its soldiers and commanders responsible for this heinous act”.
“Bodies of soldiers being mutilated is an extreme form of barbaric act. The whole country has full faith in our armed forces which will react appropriately to the act,” defence minister Arun Jaitley said.
Minister in Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the UN Masood Anwar raised the Kashmir issue in his statement to the UN General Assembly session of the Committee on Information on April 25.
Rather than treating Kashmiris as part of the problem, India must involve them in the process of resolving the Kashmir issue.
India appears keen to use diplomatic means to resolve the issue, but initiating proceedings against Pakistan before the International Court of Justice would serve us better.
There will be much drama in the Indian media and political circles over Kulbhushan Jadhav – and Pakistan will milk this opportunity to the fullest.
India has said it will go “out of way” to ensure justice to Kulbhushan Jadhav, warning Pakistan that his execution will have consequences on bilateral ties.
Indira Gandhi’s biggest worry after the surrender of Pakistan in 1971 was the safety of Mujibur Rahman. The release of Pakistani POWs was the price Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (and the ISI) extracted for the safe return of the Bangladeshi leader.
India’s nuclear doctrine may appear to be undergoing a shift towards conducting a ‘counterforce strike’ against Pakistan, but some experts see this as “mind games” that could set off a worrying chain of events in the region.
The Sawalkot hydroelectric power project could be very damaging for Pakistan, reducing flows to the already water-stressed country.
Speaking to a Washington audience on Friday,Husain Haqqani said that both the US and Pakistan needed to rethink their positions.
When states fight over territory and governments bicker over geography, lives are lost, children are separated from their parents and people get split into different countries. Call it collateral damage.
The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa and General Bipin Rawat have very different roles and challenges ahead. One controls the polity, while the other is controlled by it; one has complete freedom to function, while the other is hemmed in by politicians and bureaucracy.
In the third of a five-part interview centred around his new book on Indian foreign policy, Choices, the former national security adviser evaluates India’s Pakistan policy.
With rising nationalism premised on religious identity on both sides of the border, religious minorities have to constantly prove their Pakistani- or Indian-ness.
India’s political objectives of dissuading Pakistan from cross-border infiltration and terrorism are unlikely to be consummated by modest punitive strikes.
India has issued a demarche to Pakistan on “continued violations of ceasefire along the LoC” and strongly condemned “increased concentration of terrorists observed across the border in the vicinity of Pakistani forward posts”.
“Why should I bind myself? I should say I am a responsible nuclear power and I will not use it irresponsibly. This is my [personal] thinking,” Parrikar said.
Resentment against China has continued for far too long and gone too far. By focusing on just one issue in its ties with China, India risks having the world perceive its interests as monochromatic and emotional rather than based on realism and strategic foresight.