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At Least 19 Killed in Latest India-Pakistan Border Firing

By Fayaz Bukhari and Abu Arqam Maqash SRINAGAR, India/MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, Nov 1  –  India and Pakistan on Tuesday tallied at least 19 deaths in recent firing across their disputed border in Kashmir, where the nuclear-armed neighbors are engaging in increasingly intense artillery duels. Tension over the Himalayan region has run high since a September cross-border

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India Detains Pakistani Diplomat at Delhi Zoo for “Spying”

NEW DELHI, Oct 27  – Indian police temporarily detained a Pakistani diplomat working in New Delhi for allegedly running a spy racket that accessed sensitive information about Indian security operations along its border, officials said on Thursday. The detention comes amid heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed arch-rivals over the disputed region of Kashmir. Delhi police

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Op-ed: GOA and BRICS Faultlines

By Waqar K. Kauravi Since the assumption of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s government (BJP) in New Delhi in 2014, India under the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist turned Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has experimented every tactic to cow down the government’s prime adversary Pakistan. Unlike in the past, India’s nefarious pursuit has witnessed

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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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India’s Modi, at Summit, calls Pakistan “Mother-Ship of Terrorism”

By Douglas Busvine and Denis Pinchuk GOA, India, Oct 16 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a “mother-ship of terrorism” at a summit of the BRICS nations on Sunday, testing the cohesion of a group whose heavyweight member China is a close ally of its South Asian arch-rival. Modi’s remarks to a meeting

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Trump’s Indian-American Fan Spreads the Word Back Home

By Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI, Oct 9 – Donald Trump sympathises with India in its recent escalation of tensions with Pakistan and supports skilled immigration, an adviser said on Friday, portraying the U.S. presidential hopeful as a friend of India and Indian Americans. Trump, a real estate billionaire, has earned a reputation of hostility towards

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Pakistan Cracks Down on TV Airing Indian Content as Tension Escalates

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Oct 6 – Pakistan’s media regulator has launched a crackdown on companies airing Indian television channels and content, officials said on Thursday, after an escalation of violence in the disputed Kashmir region between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Tension between the old rivals has been high since an Indian security force crackdown on

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India Tries to Hasten U.S. Defence Deals Amid Election Uncertainty

By Sanjeev Miglani and Rupam Jain NEW DELHI, Oct 5- India is trying to hasten a deal with the United States to buy Predator drone aircraft for military surveillance, one of several defence and nuclear projects the two sides are pursuing in the final months of the Obama administration. India’s request for 22 Predator Guardian

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Bordering War: Pakistan-India Tensions Enter a War-Like Narrative

BY: Jyoti Malhotra A map of the undivided state of Jammu and Kashmir lays bare the plain truth for all to see. As the crow flies, the distance between Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, and Uri in the northern part of Indian-administered Kashmir is a mere 211 km. The road from Islamabad to Baramulla, once

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As Pakistan Army Chief’s Tenure Nears End, PM Faces Key Choice

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Sept 28 – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faces a key choice in the coming weeks about who should run Pakistan’s powerful military, one that will have a major influence on the country’s often strained relationships with the United States and nuclear rival India. With Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif

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