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Parliament must declare Pakistan terrorist state

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While Pakistan has put 26/11 mastermind, Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed under house arrest, the banned JuD used a familiar stratagem by remerging with a new name: Tehreek Azadi Jammu and Kashmir (TAJK). Rajeev Chandrasekhar, independent Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka and NDA vice-chairman in Kerala, has moved a private member bill […..]

8 in 10 Indians have a favourable view of Modi: Pew Research

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The Washington-based Pew Research Center recently released a new India survey that shows that over two years into his tenure as prime minister, most Indians remain upbeat about Narendra Modi even as they see India playing a larger role in the world. Bruce Stokes, director of global economic attitudes at Pew Research Center, spoke to […..]

‘Kashmiris don’t want Pakistan but what’s Balochistan got to do with them’

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Parts of Srinagar and north Kashmir remain under curfew for the 48th consecutive day since violence first started in the Valley after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar was recently in Srinagar with a civil-society delegation that met various Kashmiri groups and talked to Nalin Mehta and Sanjeev […..]

26/11: Why Pakistan ex-envoy’s explosive admission matters

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Everyone knows that the 26/11 attackers in Mumbai came from Pakistan. The question has always been how deeply involved was the Pakistan’s establishment in the 26/11 attacks? Now we have a clear answer. “Log hamarey thhe, operation hamara nahin thha” [the people were ours, not the operation] — this is what Lt General Shuja Pasha, […..]

Pakistan’s role in 26/11 terror attacks: Live TOI Facebook broadcast

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Pakistan’s role in 26/11 terror attacks: Foreign policy expert & Brookings India fellow Dhruva Jaishankar joins TOI’s Nalin Mehta to discuss how India should deal with Islamabad.

Missing a trick on Pakistan: how Islamabad can be made to change its game

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With Pakistan foreign secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry’s visit to Delhi achieving nothing except familiar restatements of old positions on terrorism and Kashmir, is New Delhi missing a trick on Pakistan? Back to a weary pattern of one step forward, two steps back with Pakistan the Modi government’s Islamabad policy, in that sense, seems struck in […..]

Why India has to fight the world’s most absurd war

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The debate over the logic of occupying Siachen glacier is not new. But the recent death of 10 Indian soldiers is a reason to remind ourselves why it continues to be a painful necessity. Few individual military stories have galvanized India as the heroic battle fought by Lance Naik Hanumanthappa and his comrades against terrifying […..]