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POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Heroin, Drugs, Punjab, India pakistan border

Cross-Border Drugs: A huge 532-kg heroin haul caught at Attari post exposes the gap in our war on drugs

If the biggest ever heroin catch was planned for smuggling into India through the Pakistan-routed trade corridor, just imagine what we are receiving where there are no check-posts.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
India pakistan border, Iran, Pakistan, Imran Khan

'Pakistan's Pappu': Why Pak PM Imran Khan is being referred to with a new title

Imran Khan's geography is bad. Really bad. But is it so bad that he can't figure where Pakistan is going?

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Balakot air strike, Pulwama terror attack, India pakistan border, Indian Navy

Beyond Balakot: Why the sudden deployment of INS Vikramaditya off the Pakistan coast is significant

As Pakistan Day approaches, this could be a general security arrangement in our part of the seas. Or, it could be a deployment based on specific intel inputs, including possibly of 'samundari jihad'.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
India pakistan border, Surgical strike 2.0, Aviation, Airstrike

Why Pakistan closing off its airspace is such a major step

Pakistani airspace has been totally closed off to commercial flying for several hours now. This has hit multiple airlines which must reschedule or divert routes. It's also stranded thousands of passengers.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
India pakistan border, Indian surgical strike 2, Pulwama terrorist attack, Balakot air strike

Balakot Air Strike: Let’s not slip up on the ladder of escalation

India and Pakistan are locked in the awful embrace of conflict. But escalations are detrimental for people on either side of the border.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
External affairs, Sikhs, India pakistan border, Kartarpur corridor

Kartarpur corridor: Why Sushma Swaraj was right in sending two Sikh political representatives to the stone-laying ceremony

The opening of the corridor has a religious dimension to it. It has nothing to do with India's foreign policy with Pakistan.

ART & CULTURE

 |  20-minute read
United Nations, Kashmir, Tashkent, India pakistan border

How Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s speech at the UN changed the history of Pakistan

[Book extract] The only way to live in lasting peace with India was to establish a country smaller in area, but nevertheless capable of having a relationship, a modus vivendi.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Kashmir Unrest, Deep state, Ceasefire Violation, India pakistan border

Did India's surgical strikes escalate ceasefire violations with Pakistan?

Drawing conclusions from statistical figures may be incorrect.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Fake news, India pakistan border, Ministry of home affairs

Ministry of utmost silliness: MHA's border gaffe is hardly unexpected

Misinformation, Photoshop and WhatsApp are the preferred tools of this government and its supporters.