Lot’s happening within Pakistan: the country’s in election mode; the Army has revised its India-specific security doctrine to declare domestic terror a bigger danger; a religious preacher of Canadian nationality has dislodged Imran Khan’s Tehrik-e-Pakistan as a major challenger to the established political order. Read more

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What should be India’s response to Pakistan Army Chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani’s statement emphasizing peaceful coexistence and dialogue for resolution of outstanding issues between our two countries? Read more

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Asif Ali Zardari lacks Benazir Buttoo’s erudition and charisma. He cannot boast even a fraction of her mass support. Read more

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Have the US-Pak tensions reached a breaking point over the latter’s refusal to go after the Haqqani group based in North Waziristan and posing a serious challenge to peace in Afghanistan? The American’s feel the group was a “veritable arm” of the ISI that’s long been notorious for nurturing such elements as Pakistan’s security assets. Read more

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The case of US undercover agent Raymond Davis has come to have a major bearing on Islamabad’s relations with Washington. There’s danger clear and present of its fallout on President Barack Obama’s stock in the US and Asif Zardari’s in Pakistan. Read more

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India has acted wisely in responding to the Pakistani demand for deposition before a Rawalpindi court of the police officer who led the 26/11 investigations at the Mumbai end and the magistrate who recorded the confessions of Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving member of the marauding gang. Read more

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General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani will be Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff till 2013. But the three-year extension he has been given in the name of “continuity” in the war against terrorism on the borders with Afghanistan shows the PPP-led government as weak and subservient when it comes to dealing with the Khakis. 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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A rabidly anti-India section of the Pakistani establishment apparently wants nipped in nascent life Dr Manmohan Singh’s offer of talks with Islamabad. The suspicion is sort of confirmed by patently outrageous interpretations of New Delhi’s overture by “expert voices” from across the border. Read more

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I can feel these days a tenuous consensus building among security experts in India and Pakistan for some kind of institutionalised interaction between intelligence agencies of the two countries. It all began with a rare meeting between Pak ISI chief Shuja Pasha and defense advisors in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. Read more

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