Terrorism has never been about absolute body counts. It has always been about creating shock and awe to accentuate the helplessness of the state.
Addressing a sizeable gathering of Indian Americans, Modi also praised Sushma Swaraj for her “good governance” and listed the highlights of his tenure.
The Sawalkot hydroelectric power project could be very damaging for Pakistan, reducing flows to the already water-stressed country.
Aziz is scheduled to attend the Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference in Amritsar in December, which will be the first high level visit since the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj travelled to Pakistan last year for the same meeting.
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.
Pakistan needs to move away from the realist view of security that fans the military guardianship flame, advocates a Cold War mentality and zero-sum games.
ISRO scientists have separately claimed that data from a CartoSat satellite was used to assist with the surgical strikes and that they invented the lightest material ever. Why were these claims made?
Pakistan’s responsibility under international law for terrorist acts in Uri, and for “training, financing and supporting terrorist groups” turns on the evidence Delhi can gather.
Public anger in Kashmir is unlikely to subside anytime soon, especially until New Delhi accepts that there is, in fact, a dispute.
Pakistan a ‘mother-ship’, ‘terrorism its favourite child’ – with phrases like these, the Indian side kept reminding BRICS members of what its priority at the multilateral forum really was.
Apart from defence and energy issues, the question of terrorism was front and centre, with Modi strongly implying that Russia supports the post-Uri surgical strikes.
Even in the ninth year of uninterrupted democracy in Pakistan, the thrice-elected prime minister is not able to utter a word against the shenanigans of his generals.
Although a ban has been imposed on Pakistani actors in Bollywood and on Indian channels in Pakistan, it is not all bad news.
The goal of Mushahid Hussain Syed and Shezra Mansab Khan Ali seems to have been to shame and scare the US and India through sarcasm, untruths and half-truths served with a large helping of self-promotion.
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The group reemerged a day after a Dawn report claimed the Pakistani government gave a “blunt, orchestrated and unprecedented warning” to the military that the country risked increasing diplomatic isolation due to the failure to rein in certain militant groups.
Most villagers cannot afford to start a fresh life away from the zero line, and bear the brunt of hostilities between India and Pakistan.
This was the first such interaction after the Uri attack and India’s surgical strikes on terror launchpads across the Line of Control.
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The Wire’s founding editor attempts to cut through the clutter of jingoistic reportage and takes questions from viewers in real-time regarding the strike, its many implications and what could be the way forward.
Day After Surgical Strikes: Fate of Captured Indian Soldier Uncertain, Sri Lanka Pulls Out of SAARC Summit
India has said that it is making efforts to recover the soldier who apparently “inadvertently” strayed across the border on the same day as the surgical strikes were conducted.
While India must demonstrate that the ‘nuclear overhang’ will not stop it from using its armed forces to respond to terrorist acts, it must also be willing to use the many levers at its disposal to back Pakistan into a corner.
Although China continues to offer material support and a calibrated measure of diplomatic protection to Pakistan, it is also pressing its “all-weather friend” to mitigate tensions with India.
According to MEA spokesperson Vikas Swaroop, the initial details on the suspects were based on their statements to the investigators.
India’s decision to review the most favoured nation status given to Pakistan comes on the heels of its reconsideration of the Indus Water Treaty.
Given the conventional parity which exists between India and Pakistan, the outcome of war operations in the western theatre in 1965 and 1971 paints a picture that is still relevant today.
‘I want to tell you that India wants to fight with Pakistan. If you have the courage then why not fight to end poverty, unemployment, illiteracy. Let us see which country wins, India or Pakistan,” said Modi, reaching out to the people of Pakistan
In conversation with Asaduddin Owaisi on his experiences in the recent all-party delegation to Kashmir and how he thinks peace could be restored in the Valley.
Every “deshbhakt” has a long wish list as to how the prime minister should be doling out maximum pain to Pakistan. Will he be able to escape this trap?
The heavy artillery exchange has reminded border residents of how things used to be before the 2003 India-Pakistan ceasefire agreement.
“The land of Taxila, one of the greatest learning centres of ancient times is now host to the Ivy League of terrorism. It attracts aspirants and apprentices from all over the world,” the Indian response said.
The MoD’s demand has no legal basis; no government body has the right to censor or screen news before it is published.
What happened at Uri “only underlines that the infrastructure of terrorism in Pakistan remains active”, says India.
Uri a Reminder that India Needs Better Intelligence and Security Outside Vital Locations, Say Experts
Experts are divided on whether India should retaliate with surgical strikes against Pakistan or employ a diplomatic-economic-social offensive instead.
For every reason to hope that severe nuclear-tinged crises between India and Pakistan might be in the rear-view mirror, there is a reason to expect one in the future.
International leaders have condemned the Uri attack, while Pakistan has denied any role in it.
At the end of the day, Modi has to ensure that the options he exercises – particularly the military ones – do not leave the country worse off than before in terms of casualties and costs.
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.
With Prime Minister Modi vowing to punish the perpetrators, a high level meeting chaired by the home minister reviewed the situation following the attack.