Nirupama Subramanian

Simply Put: On road to Mandalay, beyond
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

The India-Myanmar Land Border Crossing Agreement operationalised last week opens up roads between the two countries, and brings them closer for travellers and traders. It is a key step in India’s Act East policy.

Shah Mehmood Qureishi most likely to be Pakistan’s new foreign minister
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

The 62-year-old Qureishi, who was foreign minister in the Pakistan People’s Party government before he quit the party over differences with PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari, was very keen to become Punjab chief minister, a powerful position.

FATF-Asia Pacific Group delegation to visit Pakistan next week
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Initial reports in Pakistani media said the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) had informed the caretaker government that it did not have the capacity to prepare the “National Risk Assessment Report”, and suggested that the Federal Investigations Agency (FIA) do it instead.

Once Upon a Kashmir
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

An informed cultural mosaic of the genesis of Kashmir and the many histories that have contributed to its present.

Decoding the next Pakistan Prime Minister
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

Imran was a staunch opponent of Pakistan military operations against the Pakistani Taliban. His praise for the Taliban earned him the nickname of “Taliban Khan”.

Pakistan election 2018: The Pollitics of Pak Army
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

Generals aren’t contesting — but will be the biggest players today and later. Here’s why

Pakistan elections: No contest, assured victory
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

On Wednesday, Pakistan votes for a new National Assembly. What do the elections foretell for India-Pak relations? And why, no matter which politician becomes Prime Minister, it’s the Pak Army that will win.

Why Pakistan Army chief attended slain Baloch leader Siraj Raisani’s funeral
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

The Mastung attack was the deadliest to hit the province in the last several years and it left at least 148 people dead.

Indian kids, drugs: Imran Khans’s ex-wife Reham spins it all in her book
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Two weeks before a make-or-break election for Imran Khan, his ex-wife Reham Khan’s autobiography portrays the former cricketing superstar and prime ministerial hopeful as a man who led “a bizarre life” of “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll”.

Why Nawaz Sharif may find it hard to bounce back
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

The timing of Friday’s verdict, days before the July 25 election, is bound to affect the PML(N)’s poll prospects, which had already taken a hit in the last few days.

PDP-BJP coalition collapse: A look at previous spells of Governor’s rule in J&K
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

The collapse of the PDP-BJP coalition sets Jammu and Kashmir on course for its 8th spell of Governor's rule. A look back at the previous spells, ranging from as short as 15 days to as long as 6 years.

A journalist in the Valley
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Shujaat Bukhari advocated peace, wore many hats, walked a tightrope, in an unforgiving landscape

At United Nations, India’s choice between an old promise and a budding friendship
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

The recasting of the old, more China-centric term Asia-Pacific into the Indo-Pacific (with the blessings of the United States) is by itself an indication of how India may now see the upcoming contest between Maldives and Indonesia for a seat at the old horseshoe.

India, Pakistan had a ‘deal’ to end Kargil, but Delhi backed out: book
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Nasim Zehra had reported this “deal” at the time, and it was not denied by the Indian side. Her book From Kargil to The Coup: Events That Shook Pakistan, released in Pakistan last week, contains more details.

Mehrangate, or why new co-authored book isn’t ex-ISI chief’s only worry
Tue, May 29, 2018

Earlier this month, Durrani and former Army chief Gen Mirza Aslam Beg were summoned by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for questioning in what has come to be known as Mehrangate.

In Kishanganga dam security, more than Pakistan shelling, sabotage a concern
Wed, May 23, 2018

Location of the dam close to LoC underlines India’s confidence in handling the challenge. Recent infiltration is the cause for review of structure’s security.

Jinnah In My Room
Sun, May 20, 2018

How another portrait caused a scare in a Chennai home

Tourist killed in J-K stone-pelting: ‘A few men gone wild killed my son… CM asked for forgiveness’
Wed, May 09, 2018

On Monday, Thirumani, who was travelling with his parents to a resort in Gulmarg, was hit on the left of his head by a stone during a protest at Narbal on the outskirts of Srinagar. He was admitted to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

Jammu-Kashmir: How attacks on tourists add a layer of complexity to stonethrowing in the Valley
Wed, May 09, 2018

Seeming protest of the powerless against the might of the state now appears as an end in itself, or worse, a weapon with which to intimidate or hurt the helpless, vulnerable.

Long objected by Pakistan, Kishanganga Hydro Electric Project set for inauguration next month
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Long objected to by Pakistan, the Rs 5,750-crore Kishanganga Hydro Electric Project is finally set to be inaugurated by PM Modi next month.