Can’t really say how long the bonhomie would last. But a good start has been made by India and Pakistan at Maldives. At the crux of the renewed hope is the most favoured nation (MFN) status Islamabad has belated granted to New Delhi to promote trade between the two neighbours. Read more

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The terrorist attack on the naval base in Karachi is just the beginning. I apprehend many more such attempts to make a mockery of the Pakistani State, especially its security establishment the Taliban and Al Qaeda despise for being in cahoots with the US-led NATO forces. Read more

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I am not sanguine about a major head rolling in the Pakistan Army and the ISI over the US’s boots-on-the-ground assault at Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad hideout. Read more

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A careful reading of President Barak Obama’s speech announcing the death of Osama bin Laden raised more questions than it answered. He said little about the Pakistani involvement in the US-led operation except the passing mention that “our counter-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan helped lead us to bin Laden and the compound where he was hiding”. Read more

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An invitation to speak at a seminar on Future Directions in India Pakistan relations has left me at my wit’s end. The question defies easy answers even while agreeing that dialogue’s the only option. Read more

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I really wonder on whose advice ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha would have cancelled his trip to the United Kingdom? His reporting line is to the Army Chief, Gen Asfaq Pervez Kayani, not the civilian set-up headed by Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani. Read more

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About time India and Pakistan resorted to quiet diplomacy away from the media glare. Or else they’d keep repeating Islamabad where Shah Mehmood Qureshi beat all records of bad diplomacy. Read more

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