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India Pakistan Talks: Difference of Approach

The Indian government has concluded that its provocative firing on the border and the LoC, is proving to be a big hindrance to normalizing bilateral ties. One of the first things that India wants to restore could be cross-LoC CBMs and agree to opening up more roads like the Kargil-Skardu, more border trade and more popular contacts. With a BJP-PDP government in operation in Jammu & Kashmir, there is greater incentive for India now to quieten the border. Another message Jaishankar conveyed to Pakistan concerned SAAR. India has conveyed to Pakistan that connectivity and trade would be implemented in the SAARC region, even if Pakistan chose to stay away.

Modi’s Kashmir policy: Penny wise pound foolish

2014 ended and 2015 began with a sour note in the context of Pakistan-India relations. Two Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were killed, on December 31, 2014, due to indiscriminate firing by Indian border guards. On January 02, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Mr Sartaj Aziz addressed a letter to the …

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Challenges to China’s Peaceful Rise

President Obama’s April 2014 visit to Asian counties has reinforced the concerns about America letting China rise peacefully. During this visit Obama reassured Washington’s allies ‘in the face of threats to stability from North Korea and an increasingly assertive China’. He conveyed that the US is duty-bound to come to Japan’s aid in the event …

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