A group of militants, whose exact number could not be known immediately, stormed the BSF camp located just outside the main gate of the high-security Srinagar International Airport at 4:00 am.
A new report by US-based experts has called for the Trump administration to take a tougher stand against Pakistan to urge it to turn its back on terrorist groups.
Beijing has said “conditions” have not yet been met for it to back the move to designate Masood Azhar a terrorist.
While China said that Verma’s visit to the northeastern state would affect the “peace and tranquillity” on the border, India held that his visit was an integral part of the country.
“They agreed to enhance counter-terrorism coordination for the benefit of the Asian region as a whole,” the Indian ambassador to China said, using one of those boilerplate phrases diplomats love to put out when there is no concrete outcome to report.
The key to peace in the region is to tackle the roots of the tension, which is the dispute over Kashmir.
The Indian response must be calm and measured, and must begin by establishing as complete a picture of the incident and its dramatis personae as possible.
It is not possible to stop all terror attacks. Whether they like it or not, ordinary people need to adopt a soldier-like mentality in the face of an incident.
India had blamed the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed and its supremo, Masood Azhar of masterminding the attack in January on India’s forward air base at Pathankot.
Fifteen former high commissioners (six from Pakistan and nine from India) participated in a Track-2 dialogue to take stock of the current state of bilateral relations, and to find a clearer path to meaningful talks.
India is not ready to brand this meeting, which will come on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process, as a direct replacement for the postponed January encounter between the two diplomats.
Because George W. Bush could not claim even an imagined victory in the war on terror without Pakistan’s grudging complaisance, it became clear, after Mumbai, that it had a unique immunity in the 1267 committee.
While Pakistan’s attention has been focused on the Taliban and al-Qaeda threat in the remote northwest, militants and criminals have quietly expanded their influence in the country’s heartland of Punjab.
If Pakistan is simply going through the motions of an investigation and has no intention of acting against the perpetrators of the Pathankot attack, this will mar the prospects of the resumption of the foreign secretary-level dialogue with India.
Official sources in New Delhi dismissed the Pakistan Today report as a “total concoction”. As far as India is concerned, the next step would be when the Pakistan JIT will conclude its investigation and approach the courts in that country.
Dates for the visit will be be worked out later, National Investigation Agency director general Sharad Kumar told reporters here at the end of five days of discussions with the Pakistani JIT, which returned today.
New Delhi: With Pakistan applying for visas for its Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the Pathankot terror attack, the South Asian rivals have entered a most critical phase in their efforts to maintain the current thaw in relations, as officials begin negotiations over the Pakistani team’s access to the […]
The Foreign Secretary indicated that action against terror by Pakistan will take priority over bilateral talks in the aftermath of the Pathankot strike.
The idea of improving relations with India does occur to the Pakistani army but it is not sure about the terms of engagement.
On a day that the clouds of uncertainty surrounding the proposed talks between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan finally lifted, Pakistan too officially confirmed that a key terrorist leader was being held as part of its investigation into the militant strike at an Indian air force […]
Islamabad/New Delhi: Pakistan media said today that the government had detained Masood Azhar and “several individuals” belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed – the terror group suspected to have engineered the January 2 Pathankot attack in India – and had sealed its offices. The move comes after India handed over evidence of […]
Stopping engagement and resorting to Jingoistic rhetoric do not guarantee an end to Pakistani provocations; instead they give a veto on bilateral relations to terrorists and weaken the opponents of the security state paradigm in Pakistan.
Those identified by Indian agencies are Azhar, Rauf, Ashfaq and Kashim. Rauf had masterminded the hijacking of Air India flight IC-814 plane in Kathmandu in 1999.
Anticipating an attack after some armed men abducted an SP of Punjab Police on Thursday night, a team of NSG commandos had been rushed here on Friday night itself.