The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project may be based on economic principles, but broader strategic and security interests are driving both Beijing and Islamabad.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi consolidates the strategic partnership with the United States, critics and doubters have questions about the cost of becoming real friends with America.
The growing prominence of nuclear weapons in Pakistan’s national security strategy casts a shadow of nuclear use over any potential military strategy India might consider to strike this balance. However, augmenting its nuclear options with tactical nuclear weapons is unlikely to bolster Indian deterrence in convincing ways.
The deeply fractured Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is more concerned with the situation in the Middle East than the status of Jammu and Kashmir.
All states indulge in spying, political and commercial. India and Pakistan should acknowledge their respective spies and bring them home through spy swaps when they get caught.
BG Verghese’s last book is a pragmatic reminder of the necessity of an India-Pakistan reconciliation.
India and Pakistan have considerable scope to build on the various confidence-building measures that have been negotiated in the past decade and a half, especially in the areas of trade and economic cooperation.
Delhi has learnt the virtues of steadfastness in coping with the internal battles of its neighbors.
Delhi finds Washington’s argument that the F-16s will help Pakistan counter terrorism in the region somewhat incredulous.
As New Delhi prepares to resume a comprehensive bilateral dialogue with Islamabad, there is much that India could learn from its past engagement with Pakistan.