Nirupama Subramanian

Why Pakistan minister’s presence with Hafiz Saeed leaves Imran Khan with explaining to do
Mon, Oct 08, 2018

Going forward, Pakistan will need to explain Qadri's presence at the DFC meeting to the intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force, which has “grey-listed” Pakistan for its failure to take adequate steps on terrorism financing.

Kabhi Kabhi: Unpacking Capitol Complex, watching the Open Hand turn
Sun, Oct 07, 2018

Even in his time, Le Corbusier was an enigmatic figure, but Gandhi’s expert commentary made it easy to understand why his name still evokes more than just passing curiosity.

Need to stay on guard: incoming Maldives leader’s aide
Sun, Oct 07, 2018

The Maldives, which voted for Solih in the September 23 election, remains on edge, with Yameen giving indications that he does not accept the result despite conceding defeat.

Rohingya men detained, will let them return to their villages: Myanmar
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

Deported Rohingya men are likely to face legal proceedings and be jailed for “illegal border crossing”.

‘Rohingya men detained, will let them return to their villages’
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees, camping in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazaar, have refused to return to Myanmar unless they are given citizenship, and a rehabilitation plan.

J&K: Army fires at chopper on LoC; PoK says its PM Raja Farooq, Ministers on board
Mon, Oct 01, 2018

The incident comes at a time when bilateral relations have hit a low, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launching a scathing attack on Pakistan during her speech to the UN General Assembly Saturday.

Rogues’ Gallery
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

An unconventional history of Pakistan through portraits of its leadership

Citing Pak terror, India calls off New York meet, says PM Imran Khan’s ‘true face’ exposed
Sat, Sep 22, 2018

In New Delhi, sources said that the decision to call off the meeting was taken by the government after consultations with all stakeholders, including the ministries of External Affairs, Home and Defence, the armed forces and intelligence agencies.

Here Sleeps the King: Bahadur Shah Zafar’s grave is a silent witness to turbulent times in Myanmar
Sun, Sep 09, 2018

The last Mughal emperor’s grave is a silent witness to changing, turbulent times in Myanmar. When India contemplated broaching the return of Zafar's remains to Delhi, the government was told by its diplomats in Yangon to drop it as “there would be riots in Myanmar” if that happened.

China hardsells big ticket but low on trust, India’s soft power push in Myanmar education and health
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

As Delhi seeks to expand its engagement with Myanmar, it is in sectors such as education, health and entertainment services that India hopes to make an impact in a country crowded with several international players, and completely dominated by China.

Reuters reporters sentenced in Myanmar: ‘We stand by the two journalists but don’t blame the lady too much’
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

Global pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi, argue activists, plays into the hands of the Myanmarese military — but many feel she cannot duck responsibility.

The Road to East: Connecting India, Myanmar and Thailand; gateway to ASEAN
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

This is the ambitious project that seeks to connect India with Myanmar and onwards to Thailand, which Delhi hopes will be its gateway to ASEAN. The first 160 km stretch is called the India-Myanmar Friendship Highway (IMFH).

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.