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Indian commando, 3 suspected militants killed in gun fights in Indian Kashmir


At least three suspected militants and an army commando were killed on November 21 in two separate clashes in the India-held Kashmir following a surge in fighting between government forces and separatists, police... More

Pakistan will always be important for US, say Indian experts


Pakistan will always be important to the US in its strategy towards containing Taliban and other terrorist organisations in Afghanistan even as India will continue to play a crucial role in balancing the... More

Pakistan rejects use of Chinese currency


Pakistan has turned down China’s demand to allow its currency to be used in the Gwadar Free Zone under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework, arguing any such move would compromise its ‘economic... More

Pakistan will be a ‘priority’ in neighbourhood diplomacy: China


China said Pakistan will be a "priority" in its neighbourhood diplomacy as the two countries are all-weather strategic partners and lend firm support to each other's core interests. China and Pakistan held their '8th... More

Pakistan Navy vessels reach Iran for joint drills


Two Pakistani Navy vessels, a frigate and a sail training ship, berthed at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Monday (Nov 20) for joint exercises, Tasnim news agency reported. The commander of... More

Pakistan PM says first LNG cargo for new import terminal due on...


Pakistan expects the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for its new terminal to be delivered on November 24, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday (Nov 20), outlining huge growth... More

Pakistan willing to enhance strategic cooperation, CGS says to China’s army chief


Pakistan's Chief of General Staff Lt Gen Bilal Akbar met Li Zuocheng, member of the Central Military Commission and chief of staff of the Joint Military Staff Office of the Central Military Commission,... More

Saudi forces prepare for joint military drill with Pakistani Army


Saudi Arabia’s Special Security Forces are preparing to carry out a joint military drill – Shehab 2 – with the Pakistan Army Services Group in the city of Riyadh soon, said a report... More

Pentagon forces US congress to drop linkage of Pakistan aid to LeT


The US Department of Defence (DoD) put pressure on key Congressional committees to drop a provision linking financial aid to Pakistan with Islamabad taking demonstrable action against Lashkar-e-Taiba. The DoD prevailed upon key Democratic... More

Ready to respond to threats on eastern border: Pak army chief


Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan Army is always ready to respond to any threats across the country’s eastern border with India, including the Line of Control (LoC). “There... More

Chinese envoy discusses Pak-Afghan border issue with Pak COAS


A day after a top American general met Pakistani military leadership, Chinese Special Envoy for Afghanistan Ambassador Deng Xijun called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters,... More

US Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen Dunford to visit Pakistan next week


US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford will visit Pakistan next week. He will meet the Pakistani military leadership as part of the preparations for US Defence Secretary James Mattis’ forthcoming visit... More

How deep ties with Pakistan’s military helped Saudi purge


Pakistan has traditionally maintained that its bilateral relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is its “most important diplomatic relationship.” Developments in Saudi Arabia last week appear to have hinged to a significant... More

India using Afghan soil for terrorism in Balochistan, says Pak home minister


Pakistan’s Home Minister Ahsan Iqbal on 16 November said that India is using Afghan soil for terrorism in Balochistan. While speaking to journalists after delivering a lecture at a university in Lahore, he said... More

Pak Army Chief meets CENTCOM Commander, demands Afghan action


Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, while meeting General Joseph L. Votel, the Commander of US Central Command (US CENTCOM) on 16 November, said that Afghanistan is not contributing... More

TTP is backed by enemies including India: Imran Khan


Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan has said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was helped and financed by the enemies of the country to carry out violent attacks inside Pakistan. While giving a tell-all interview... More

Terror attacks killed 956 in Pakistan in 2016


At least 956 people were killed in 736 terror attacks in Pakistan in 2016, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) released on 15 November, a significant decline in terror fatalities as compared... More

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for finance minister


A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Tuesday (Nov 14) issued an arrest warrant for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after the veteran politician failed to turn up for several court hearings. The warrant comes at an... More

Presence of P-3 Orion in Pakistan Navy irks Indian navy


Presence of Lockheed P-3 Orion in the Pakistan Navy’s Air Arm has been irritating the enemy. Recently, Indian navy had held air-based anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Indian Ocean with Japan. Indian navy had conducted... More

Saudi delegation to visit Pakistan to explore investment opportunities


A high-level Saudi Arabian delegation will visit Pakistan by the end of this month to explore investment opportunities in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Pakistani media reported. The state-run Associated Press of Pakistan quoted... More

RAW has allocated $500 million to sabotage CPEC: Pak General


Pakistan’s Joint Chief of Staff Committee (JCSC) Chairman General Zubair Mehmood Hayat said Tuesday (Nov 14) that the path to better relations with India pass through Kashmir, there is no bypass. However, he added,... More

COLUMN

China trumps the West over Myanmar

Myanmar was used to be a pariah state in the past, but for the former democracy icon it has become an unwelcome nuisance, forcing Aung San Suu Kyi to realize that in the current global world its... More

Afghanistan: The Taliban night goggles have a serious message

If the US’ new Afghan strategy was aimed at forcing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table, the recent wave of highly sophisticated attacks has shown that this strategy has not only failed, but also backfired.  The... More

Muslim leader’s warning of a forced exodus a la Myanmar angers...

Assam’s leaders, whether of the Hindutva variety or the Assamese nationalistic variety, are livid with JamaitUlema-e-Hind leader Maulana Arshad Madani, for warning that the on-going revision of the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) could lead to a... More

A feudal electoral system

  The Magna Carta, or the “Charter of Liberties”, limiting the King's power and strengthening the rights of nobles was signed by King John at Runnymede near London on June 15, 1215. Brokered by the Archbishop of Canterbury... More

Myanmar enters make or break year

This month marks the second anniversary of Aung San Suu Kyi’s electoral landslide at the 2015 polls. It also marks the start of her third year in power. This coming year is going to be a “make... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Why US, India strategic ties can’t sustain

Three months ago, the new South Asia policy that US President Donald Trump laid out was a cause of much optimism in New Delhi. It singled out... More

Why India should be wary of the Quad

The second coming of the Quadrilateral alliance of the US, Australia, Japan and India to confront China in the Asia-Pacific may not be the proverbial farce, but... More

India and Saudi Arabia: Two countries going in unexpected directions

In spite of its painful birth as a free and independent state, India quickly became a model for what many considered to be the desired post-colonial progressive... More

A family worries over toxic air’s chilling effects

I have been living in Delhi for nearly two decades and my husband for many more years. Even though we come from different parts of India, it... More

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate... More