Kashmir to Balochistan and other strategic follies

Sukumar Muralidharan Early last year, a video surfaced on Youtube featuring an address by Ajit Doval, not precisely dated but certainly from the interval between his retirement as Director of the Indian Intelligence Bureau in 2005 and his appointment as National Security Adviser (NSA) in 2014. It was a time when Doval was often a featured speaker and TV talk...

Kashmiri opposition leaders meet Indian President to seek political solution to continuing unrest

Kashmiri opposition leaders meet Indian President to seek political solution to continuing unrest

New Delhi, August 20 (PTI/ANI): Kashmiri opposition leaders led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called on the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee here on Saturday to request him to urge the Narendra Modi government at the Center, to find a solution to the on-going Kashmir crisis politically rather than administratively.. "The failure of the central government to acknowledge that the...

Kashmir opposition leaders to meet Indian President on Saturday to apprise him of the worsening situation in Kashmir

Kashmir opposition leaders to meet Indian President on Saturday to apprise him of the worsening situation in Kashmir

New Delhi, August 20 (PTI): An all-party opposition delegation from Jammu and Kashmir led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday to apprise him about the prevailing tense situation in the Kashmir Valley. The decision came at a meeting attended by members of the National Conference, Congress, Communist Party, Democratic Party Front, Awami Ittehad Party and...

In a tit for tat diplomatic row, India hits Pakistan where it hurts most: demands Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir

In a tit for tat diplomatic row, India hits Pakistan where it hurts most: demands Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir

New Delhi, August 19 (The New Indian Express/NIA): In a tit for tat diplomacy signifying worsening relations between the two countries, India on Thursday reacted to Pakistan’s brazen interference in the troubled Northern Indian state of Kashmir by threatening to put on the front burner the issue of the independence of Pakistan’s Balochistan province. India has also hinted that it...

India willing to talk to Pakistan on cross border terrorism but not Kashmir

India willing to talk to Pakistan on cross border terrorism but not Kashmir

New Delhi, August 2016 (NIA): Responding to Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry’s invitation for talks on the Kashmir issue, India s Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar expressed his willingness to visit Islamabad but only to talk on cross-border terrorism not the internal situation in Kashmir. “Pakistan has no locus standi in addressing any aspect of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir,...

Former Indian Home Minister Chidambaram blames government’s belligerence for chaos in Kashmir

Former Indian Home Minister Chidambaram blames government’s belligerence for chaos in Kashmir

  New Delhi/Srinagar, August 17 (NIA): Former Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday squarely blamed the Peoples’ Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party (PDP-BJP) coalition government in Kashmir for the on-going unrest in the Kashmir Valley and said that the statements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have only "exacerbated" the crisis. According to a PTI despatch, Chidambaram said that the situation...

India-Pakistan talks unlikely despite Pakistan’s official invitation

India-Pakistan talks unlikely despite Pakistan’s official invitation

New Delhi/Islamabad, August 16 (NIA): Given the slanging match taking place between the two countries on Kashmir and Balochistan, talks between India and Pakistan are unlikely to take place despite Pakistan’ s official invitation to New Delhi for discussions. To begin with, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is unlikely to attend a meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers in Islamabad on...

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