A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.
Floods in J&K are a reminder that the Indus Waters Treaty needs to be revisited
Getting out of the “Pak-centric mindset” would be in the best interest of India’s foreign policy, says an editorial in the Organiser.
On May 26, as a goodwill gesture, Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif had directed that 151 Indian prisoners (1 civil and 150 fishermen) be released.
The daily said that Jilani expressed the hope that back-channel talks would enable the two sides to discuss all issues, including terrorism and Islamabad’s concerns regarding Indian involvement in stoking unrest in Balochistan.
Modi had used the expression ‘Ache Din Aane Wale Hain’ as a poll slogan.
Incoming government must follow through on it. People of J&K have everything to gain.
He advocated free movement and trade across the LoC, reduction of troops and self-governance for internal management
The Foreign Secretary said that India has to deal with Pakistan in the best manner possible as India is seen as a force for stability.
Officials had held four rounds of talks at Kaman Post to break the deadlock, but Pakistan insisting on release of the driver remained a sticky issue
Omar said there were opportunities in the four-point formula proposed by Musharraf to resolve the Kashmir issue, including demilitarisation and softening of borders.
Ways to strengthen the ceasefire will be the focus of the meeting, Army officials said at New Delhi.
The DGMOs of both the nations last met face-to-face after the Kargil war in 1999.
The western rivers are allocated to Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960.
India to raise issue of cross-border raids,ceasefire violations.