Pakistan’s envoy in India wants diplomacy to be given a chance to bring peace between India and Pakistan

China and US ask India and Pakistan to settle Kashmir issue non-violently and diplomatically

Beijing/Washington/Islamabad, September 28 (NIA): While China and the United States on Wednesday called on Pakistan and India to solve their differences over Kashmir through dialogue rather than violence and war, senior columnists in Pakistan and India have suggested ways to douse the fires. China’s Deputy Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told Pakistani envoys on Kashmir in Beijing that while China values...

India opts out of November 9-10 SAARC summit in Pakistan

India opts out of November 9-10 SAARC summit in Pakistan

New Delhi, September 27 (PTI): India said on Tuesday that it is 'unable to participate' in the upcoming 19 SAARC Summit to be held in Islamabad on November 9 and 10. In a statement, India said increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in the region "by one country" have created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding of the...

India provides evidence of Pakistan’s involvement in the attack on Indian army base in Kashmir

India provides evidence of Pakistan’s involvement in the attack on Indian army base in Kashmir

New Delhi/Islamabad, September 27 (NIA): The Indian Foreign Secretary, S.Jaishankar, on Tuesday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, to hand over evidence of the involvement of Pakistan-based persons in the militants’ attack on the Indian army’s administrative base at Uri in Kashmir on September 18. But the Pakistani High Commissioner rejected the charge and Pakistan's Defense Minister Khwaja Asif even...

India has set no time frame for signing Economic and Technical and Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with Sri Lanka

India has set no time frame for signing Economic and Technical and Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with Sri Lanka

Colombo, September 27 (NIA): India has not given a time frame for negotiating an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with Sri Lanka, although the Sri Lankan government wants to sign the agreement by year end, the visiting Indian Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here on Tuesday . Briefing the media after talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Minister...

Commonwealth Finance Ministers to meet on October 6 to discuss Panama Papers

Commonwealth Finance Ministers to meet on October 6 to discuss Panama Papers

Finance Ministers of the Commonwealth will meet at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Washington on October 6, to discuss the international, response to the Panama Papers. This year’s Commonwealth Finance Minister’ Meeting (CFMM) will also discuss action to enhance Commonwealth access to climate finance and new financial instruments to help countries manage climatic shocks. The Finance Minister...

India’s military weakness makes New Delhi tread softly

India’s military weakness makes New Delhi tread softly

New Delhi, September 27 (The Economist): To many Indians, their country’s strategic position looks alarming. Its two biggest neighbours are China and Pakistan. It has fought wars with both, and border issues still fester. Both are nuclear-armed, and are allies with one another to boot. China, a rising superpower with five times India’s GDP, is quietly encroaching on India’s traditional...

China angst and media hysteria: hard lessons for India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not willing to plunge headlong into a war with Pakistan.

New Delhi, September 27: One of the favourite maxims of Winston Churchill was "ponder, and then act". Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public exposition at Kozhikode in Kerala last Saturday, a week after the Uri attack, and his 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday on All India Radio (AIR), clearly steered the country away from war-mongering, says Ajay Singh writing in the Indian website...

Pakistan’s envoy in India wants diplomacy to be given a chance to bring peace between India and Pakistan

Pakistan’s envoy in India wants diplomacy to be given a chance to bring peace between India and Pakistan

New Delhi, September 26 (NIA): Pakistan’s High Commissioner in India, Abdul Basit, has said that the war cry should cease, and diplomacy should be given a chance to bring peace between India and Pakistan, which are on the verge of a military conflict following the Pakistan-based militants’ attack on an Indian army base at Uri in Kashmir on September 18....

Varied Indian voices on India-Pakistan conflict

Varied Indian voices on India-Pakistan conflict

By, Jawed Naqvi New Delhi, September 26 (Dawn): The nettle stings but the jewelweed grows by its side as a foil. And so it was with the India-Pakistan tensions on Friday. There were jingoist calls to send back Pakistan’s actors and singers from Mumbai, and there was the peaceful antidote. A Kashmiri human rights activist was detained after the high...

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