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India says Pakistani Shelling Kills Two Soldiers at Kashmir Border

SRINAGAR, India, Nov 7 – The Indian army said Pakistani shelling killed two of its soldiers at posts along the border of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, and five others including three civilians were injured. It said it retaliated by destroying several Pakistani posts. Artillery tit-for-tat exchanges and skirmishes between the two have intensified along the frontier

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Kashmir: Big Trouble in Little Aripanthan

A central Kashmir village faces death with defiance By Majid Maqbool At about 7:45 a.m. on August 16, a contingent of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troops and local police disembarked from their vehicles and reportedly opened fire in the main market road of Aripanthan village, where locals usually go to buy essentials. Four youths

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Modi’s 56-Inch Chest Bind

The Pakistan-India tension enters a war-like narrative OP-ED by Ejaz Haider In the run-up to the 2014 national elections in India, one of the metaphors Narendra Modi, the Bharatya Janata Party’s (BJP) then-prime ministerial candidate, used to describe himself as having a 56-inch chest. Pooh-poohed by the opposition as a literal statement, Modi meant it metaphorically, contrasting

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Pakistan’s Sharif says World Ignores South Asia Tension at its Peril

By David Brunnstrom UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accused nuclear-armed rival India on Wednesday of putting unacceptable conditions on dialogue and said the world would ignore rising tension in South Asia at its peril. Sharif told the annual United Nations General Assembly Pakistan could not ignore India’s “unprecedented” arms build-up

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Mapping Kashmir’s Cycle of Discontent

By Asma Khan Lone Kashmir has erupted once again, engulfed by yet another cycle of conflict and violence—its Sisyphean bane. The trigger this time is the killing of rebel commander, Burhan Wani, the tech-savvy poster boy of the militant organization Hizb Ul Mujahideen. His killing led to an outpour of emotions and anger on the

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Indian Kashmir Protests Flare, Three Killed as Army Opens Fire

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, July 19 – Indian soldiers fired on a stone-throwing crowd defying a curfew in the Kashmir region, killing three people, police said on Tuesday, as unrest sparked by the death of a separatist militant flared. Authorities have imposed a curfew in Muslim-majority Kashmir for 11 days, blocked mobile phones and

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