Jaibans Singh In a panel discussion recorded a few days earlier by Brighter Kashmir (a Kashmir based daily newspaper), this columnist while speaking about the recent initiative on "resolution of issues" between India and Pakistan had observed that there have been many earlier occasions when tall leaders like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Dr. Manmoham Singh, LK Advani and others have … [Read more...] about In resolving issues with India Pakistan needs to think out of the box
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Onkareshwar Pandey Pakistan has made a strong pitch for "resolution of issues" with India. The diplomatic rhetoric commenced in early March, a little after re-commitment by the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGsMO) of the two countries to uphold the ceasefire agreement and protocols of 2003. This initiative was followed by a number of other actions that indicated … [Read more...] about India-Pakistan: Nuances and structure of “dispute resolution”
Jaibans Singh Pakistan is smoking the peace pipe, yet again, and the doves in India are going into raptures as usual, insisting that the Government of India should immediately respond in a positive manner and move forward to "resolve all issues." Let us first see the manner in which the peace initiative is being played out by Pakistan. "With India, it is very unfortunate … [Read more...] about Resolving issues with Pakistan: The myths and the reality
Jasbir Sarai A political logjam capable of ushering winds of change in Pakistan is becoming visible. The opposition has joined hands against the incumbent Imran Khan led government. The situation may well lead to a constitutional deadlock. The Pakistan Army, interestingly, is in the eye of the storm. The opposition is using Imran Khan to target the Army, and particularly, the … [Read more...] about Pakistan Army: In the eye of the storm within Pakistan
Mehtab Karan Pakistan has been touted as a failed state on the brink of collapse for a long time now. However, it has pulled along and is still minimally functioning. Politics, howsoever low, are still surviving; bureaucracy continues to exist and the tottering economy is not falling into the predicted abyss. And, of course, there is the very powerful Army with an … [Read more...] about Pakistan: On the brink of collapse, requires international intervention
Jaibans Singh Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping are world leaders of great repute. They are also seasoned politicians who keep the interest of their respective countries above everything else. Against this backdrop, the “Informal Summit” between the two leaders at the Indian coastal town of Mamallapuram, Chennai, certainly had more on the cards than … [Read more...] about Indo-China relations need to be worked upon some more
Dr. Simrit Kahlon “The Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party is bent upon turning India into a Hindu state and taking on any enemy in line with the fables of the Mahabharata. We need to watch out for this thinly-veiled, religion-based, Hindu-nationalism inspired, Hindutva-centred animosity towards Muslims and other minorities,” says Inam ul Haq, a noted Pakistani … [Read more...] about Post UNGA, can Imran Khan fly with his clipped wings?
Jaibans Singh Being prime minister of a country like Pakistan is not easy under the best of circumstances. It involves walking a tight rope in a situation where your decision making ability is severely restricted by a number of forces, mainly the all powerful Pakistan Army and close on its heels the very powerful fundamentalist, militant warlords. The tenuous … [Read more...] about Can Imran Khan win the biggest match of his life?
Onkareshwar Pandey The change in status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir carried out in the most legitimate and constitutional manner is essentially an internal matter of the Indian nation. What is galling here is the undesirable and disgusting interference that is being attempted by neighbouring Pakistan. It was of course, expected, since the all-powerful political and … [Read more...] about J&K: What Pakistan can do and how India should respond
Jaibans Singh With the reorganisation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir done and irrevocable, all eyes are on the possible fall out, more so, from Pakistan. The neighbouring country has partially recovered from the shock to rustle up a response, however incoherent and disjointed. In the initial stages came the tweets. “CCC on Kashmir situation at GHQ. Forum fully … [Read more...] about Jammu and Kashmir: Security poses no worry, but precaution is necessary