Commentaries & Articles
Soft State Style Won’t Work In J&K
The turmoil in Kashmir continues and government’s nerve seems to be cracking. Curfews, police firings, dying protesters have not broken the momentum of the street protests. Pressure to find a “political” solution to the problem has increased, as if the government hasn’t tried to find one in the last 63 years with a frustrating lack of success.
China’s Power Play
New Delhi must react firmly to beijing’s provocative stance on Kashmir We must understand the implications of China’s denial of visa to General Jaswal, heading India’s Northern Command, for defence talks in Beijing on the ground that he came from the “sensitive location of Jammu and Kashmir” and “people from this part of the world come with a different kind of visa”.
Lose-Lose Situation
The Jammu and Kashmir problem has blighted our existence since independence, draining us politically, diplomatically and militarily. Who should be blamed for this depressing balance sheet and in what measure? The actors have been Pakistan, India and the Kashmiris. Pakistan has used various means to either wrest Kashmir from us or destabilize it
Political Realignments in Pakistan : The Art of the Impossible
A meeting in Lahore between the Federal Law Minister Babar Awan and the former chief minister of Punjab and PMLQ leader, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, has shaken up the political scene in Pakistan by opening up the possibility of new political alignments which had until now been dismissed as impossible. While a marriage, even if of convenience, between the beleaguered PPP and the fragmenting PMLQ, cannot be ruled out, tying the knot is easier said than done.
Tawang: Locals Boycott Chinese Goods
A youth camp of 645 young college students of some 28 colleges and technical institutions of Arunachal Pradesh was held at Itanagar. The Camp was conducted from 11-16th October 2010. It was inaugurated by Mr. Bosiram Siram, the Honourable Cabinet Minister for Education of the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
Tawang: Locals Boycott Chinese Goods
A youth camp of 645 young college students of some 28 colleges and technical institutions of Arunachal Pradesh was held at Itanagar. The Camp was conducted from 11-16th October 2010. It was inaugurated by Mr. Bosiram Siram, the Honourable Cabinet Minister for Education of the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
Tawang: Locals Boycott Chinese Goods
A youth camp of 645 young college students of some 28 colleges and technical institutions of Arunachal Pradesh was held at Itanagar. The Camp was conducted from 11-16th October 2010. It was inaugurated by Mr. Bosiram Siram, the Honourable Cabinet Minister for Education of the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
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