New Delhi has the political, economic and soft power heft to engage the Taliban. Doing so can help it socialise the Taliban, wean it away from Pakistan and get a foot in the door of the Afghan peace process. This will also enable India to balance the expanding role of China in the region’s dynamics.
How Pakistan deals with Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case after the ICJ verdict and to what extent it makes serious attempts at convicting Hafiz Saeed will be test cases for Islamabad’s commitment to seeking normalisation of ties with New Delhi.
The ongoing UN reform initiative — Action for Peace (A4P) — has human rights as one of the three central pillars of the UN system. Since this policy is to continue, the OHCHR can be expected to accumulate another set of similar data to ambush India down the line.
The NIA raids expose that Islamic radicalisation is a real and present danger in Coimbatore but terrorism appears a distant evil.
The FATF threats have produced a temporary shutting down and freezing for terror infrastructure, but all that has been done is reversible. There is not a single irreversible action here.
The Kashmir police has rightly characterised the ISIS announcement of Wilaya-e-Hind as propaganda, since there are no ISIS remnants in Kashmir. The claim is a clear bid to break out of its current status as a virtual threat confined to cyber space.
New Delhi’s diplomatic management of this has been very effective: aggressive yet focused, pragmatic not preachy, and silent as well as public.
If the National Thowheeth Jama’ath is really the source of problem, then its presence in Tamil Nadu needs to be examined carefully. If the ISIS has indeed played a role, then the impact of the ISIS ideology will have to be assessed.
The two countries exchanged views on threats posed by international terrorist organisations during the US-India Counter-terrorism Joint Working Group and Designations Dialogue that concluded on Friday.
A decade back, by topping the civil services, Shah Faesal inspired the youth in Kashmir. Now, by forming a political party, it has to be seen if he can inspire them again.
The MEA statement in response to the outcome of UNSC 1267 sanctions committee meeting did not even name China directly as being responsible. This, when on previous occasions, MEA statements have actually criticised China by name.
It is natural for the ruling party to take credit for the achievements of the government it is running. The problem arises when it uses the false binary to say that ‘criticising the party is equal to criticising the armed forces’.
Beijing wants to ensure that Islamabad does not take its support for granted and target those terrorists within Pakistan that target Chinese interests in Xinjiang. At the same time, it is willing to turn a blind eye to any problems that India might face from the same terrorists.
This is potentially a juncture at which the two sides, both having drawn blood, can step back from the brink. Both militaries have displayed their professionalism and the public pressures stand assuaged to a degree.
In India, the Balakot attack is seen as the Modi government living up to the promise of avenging the Pulwama attack. In Pakistan, by playing it down, the Imran Khan government has dodged, albeit for now, the demand for retaliation.
By not thinking cogently about India’s own end game in Afghanistan, India has ended up being reactive to what other nations are doing. That could easily have been avoided.
Like Congress and NCP did, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis must not go soft on groups such as the Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan and Sanatan Sanstha. They pose grave security threats
Mandated by the Congress, Trump released his first National Security Strategy, according to which the US seeks a Pakistan, that is not engaged in destabilising behavior and a stable and self-reliant Afghanistan.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, after holding wide-ranging talks here, said Islamabad needed to take concrete action against terror groups to ensure peace and security in the region, particularly in Afghanistan.
US officials have often accused Pakistan of helping the militants, a charge Islamabad denies
NDA's vice presidential nominee M Venkaiah Naidu today warned Pakistan against aiding and abetting terror, saying it should recall what happened in the 1971 Indo-Pak war when it faced a humiliating defeat and Bangladesh was born
A meeting of the Union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today approved signing of a memorandum of cooperation between India and the United States on homeland security.
Worldwide, 28,328 people died of terrorist attacks in the year 2015; three people dying every hour. The number of total attacks was 11,774; 32 attacks per day.
A vehicle rammed into pedestrians in the British capital after which the assailants got off and stabbed multiple people.
In Russia, Modi is likely to take up with President Vladimir Putin India's concerns over China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative, besides exploring ways to further boost ties in defence and civil nuclear sectors.