South Asia and Beyond

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Sources Report Breakthrough In Doha Talks

A breakthrough is reported from Doha as the two negotiating teams have agreed to include the U.S.-Taliban deal, UN endorsements for Afghan peace process, commitments of the negotiating teams and will of the Afghan people as the base for upcoming negotiations. Sources said Afghan chief negotiator Mohammad Massoom Stanikzai and presidential peace advisor Salam Rahimi […]Read More

Look Before You Tweet, Sober Advice For US Govt On Pak Radical

NEW DELHI: Look before you leap should be standard advisory for the US government’s various Twitter handles, especially those concerning Pakistan. Days after the US Embassy in Islamabad re-tweeted a tweet critical of Prime Minister Imran Khan, another blunder, this time by the Florida-based US Central Command (CentCom). It condoled the death of Khadim Hussain […]Read More

India Slams Pak Move To Grant Gilgit Baltistan Status Of Province

NEW DELHI: The announcement by Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday granting provisional provincial status to the disputed region of Gilgit-Baltistan has been slammed by India as one aiming to “camouflage its illegal occupation” and conceal human rights violations there. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivsatava said India “firmly rejects the attempt by […]Read More

‘War And Conflict Isn’t All About Guts, Glory And Victory’

NEW DELHI: He has two books on India’s military history to his credit but Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam (Retd) says writing his second book titled ‘Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972-2020′ was tough. “Writing about war and conflict when you have lived through it and when you have engaged with people you are writing about […]Read More

China Tests Natuna Waters, Indonesia’s Patience

NEW DELHI: In an opinion piece in The Jakarta Post on April 14 this year, China’s ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian waxed eloquent about bilateral ties, where the two sides “have composed one piece after another of beautiful music about their exchanges and interactions over the centuries”. At celebrations marking 70 years of diplomatic ties, Ambassador Xiao grandly […]Read More

Can Nepal Justify Adoption of New Map?

CHENNAI: Nepal’s Parliament unanimously passed a resolution to adopt a new map in which some Indian territory claimed by Nepal has been included. Is it plain cartographic aggression? Let us see how the claim originated. The India-Nepal boundary in Kalapani area is aligned to the Kali river, based on the Sugauli Treaty of 1816. Nepal […]Read More

LAC Deaths: Five Agreements That China Violated

NEW DELHI: India and China have built up an impressive series of agreements to guarantee peace on the disputed boundary. The agreements have substantially held with no shots fired in decades. But Monday’s violent incident in the Galwan Valley underscores how these have failed. Indian diplomats say China has no use for such agreements when it […]Read More