Category Archives: Asia

Signs of hope in Kashmir?

By Tavleen Singh This is as good a time as any for the Prime Minister to make a serious effort at bringing peace to the Valley. Not only because there is fatigue evident in the militancy but because Pakistan is

Right on Kashmir’s rights?

Why India is upset over the UN body’s report what prompted this human rights report? By Kallol Bhattacherjee The first ever report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Jammu and Kashmir, including Pakistan-occupied

Indian Navy finds defects in Scorpene submarine; one more year of delay

The navy has refused to commission the Khanderi into service until all its defects and deficiencies are fully rectified By Ajai Shukla Project-75, which involves building six Scorpene submarines in Mazagon Dock (MDL), Mumbai, had already been running five years

The Indian Subcontinent’s third partition

By B. R. Gowani The First partition (1947) The Indian subcontinent got partitioned in 1947 when the British colonial rule came to an end. India was divided into two new independent states: India and Pakistan. The reason for the division

How India – Israel ties moved from hate to clandestine relations to love

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s tweet thanking his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for India’s vote in favour of Tel Aviv at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) against the grant of consultative status to a Palestinian NGO has brought the

India’s betrayal of Iran is only the beginning

The sudden visit to New Delhi by the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif for a meeting on May 14 with the outgoing External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the dying days of the Modi government underscores dramatically how much

Betrayal of trust… A Government of Liars, by Liars, for Liars?

India becomes the laughing stock the world over… India’s GDP growth, new evidence for fresh beginnings By Arvind Subramanian Methodological changes have led to overestimating GDP growth by 2.5 percentage points per year between 2011-12 and 2016-17. Actual growth is

India and Muslims future course

Dalits lost India 2019 battle By Muhammad Tariq Ghazi Elections-2019 have polarised Hindu society which is viewed and understood as a monolith by The Parivar, though not necessarily by historian or sociologist, or Waman Meshram. Since Independence political power in

India’s sequential missile tests

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal India’s sequential missiles tests mark that the newly elected government will be obliged to increase defence spending to restore the ‘punctured’ reputation of the Indian armed forces and pursue the regional strategic objectives with military might.

The talk’s scenario Afghanistan peace process SCO way

By Brig (R) Ishaq Ahmed Peace in Afghanistan  A dream that is not getting to reality, despite efforts (not concerted and fruitful) of so many countries, players and even Afghan populace and leadership within and outside Afghanistan. Eighteen years down