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The group, which has a history of both social work and democratic participation, is being punished for the wrong policies of separatists. This will only alienate Kashmiris further.
Compete in multilateral contests but no India-Pakistan matches. We must cut out direct sporting ties with a nation that sponsors terrorism. By playing bilaterally with them, we legitimise their duplicity.
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They wear their Indian identity on their sleeve. Their heroes are Sachin, Dhoni and, of course, Salman Bhai. But 2014 and its following politics have placed Indian Muslims at a crossroads yet again.
Given the immutable reality of the India Pakistan equation, New Delhi would be best served if it builds its capabilities to deter and deny, and if required punish Islamabad.
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Islamabad must recognise the fact that talks and terror cannot go hand in hand.
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Pakistan raised objections over a supposed violation of the Indus Water Treaty of 1960.
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[Book extract] The very fact that the framework evolved in 1997 survived nuclear tests, Kargil, a military coup, 9/11 and the 2002 standoff proved it was a robust construct.
The former Prime Minister had strong political views but warm personal ties. He never hesitated in praising 'Pandit ji', giving credit to Indira Gandhi, even helping Sonia Gandhi develop her political skills.
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