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Reckoning with India

It is not unusual for retired civil servants to reflect on the past. In a recent interview to an Indian journalist, however, former diplomat Abdul Basit Khan has twisted facts,…

Trade with India: The facts

On Pakistan's India policy the latest controversy to surface is related to the question of trade. Between March 30 and April 2, several announcements were made by the government which…

What’s next for Pakistan-India?

A renewal of the 2003 ceasefire at the Line of Control (LOC) between Pakistan and India is unequivocally good news. Neither country’s strategic or tactical goals are served by the…

Foreigners and other Indians

THE 1648 treaty of Westphalia created the modern template of nation-states out of collapsing empires and kingdoms in Europe. That prescription is still not fitting everyone’s need (or greed), giving…

Combating a regressive media in India

UNDER the prevailing conditions in India, when a majority of TV channels and leading newspapers have become an appendage of right-wing state policies, a tested approach to an adversarial media…

Indian designs

History is replete with examples where oppression, persecution and injustice have led to the downfall and destruction of nations and civilizations, bringing ignominy and ruin to those who as oppressors…

Farmers’ protests in India

By supporting the Indian farmers, celebrities such as Rihanna and Greta Thunberg have given a new stir to their protests. Their criticism of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government also…

Indian insecurities

“Jis khait se dehqaan ko muyassar nahin rozi Uss khait ke har khosha-i-gandum ko jalla do” PAKISTAN routinely claims Allama Iqbal as a founding father and its national poet, but…

Modi’s India

Coming on the heels of the busting of India’s biggest clandestine disinformation operation by the EU DisinfoLab barely a month ago, Goswami-gate has shown a fresh light on the dirty…

India’s disinformation games

On December 9, 2020 the EU-based watchdog DisinfoLab uncovered an Indian disinformation network, operating since 2005, tasked solely with promoting India and damaging the reputations of nations it is at…