Sushant Sareen
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The writer is Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Pakistan punched by India's Article 370 move: Dumbstruck and desperate, here's what Pakistan could now do

Pakistan's rational options now are severely limited. However, expecting the rational from Pakistan might be expecting too much. Here's what India needs to be prepared for.

POLITICS

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No, Pakistan! Hafiz Saeed’s arrest is eyewash that is fooling no one

What might have worked for Pakistan in the past isn’t necessarily going to work, or work as well, now.

POLITICS

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Meet The Neighbour: Pakistan is behind Al Qaeda chief's message to inflict 'unrelenting blows' on India

Jihadist groups, and their patron, Pakistan, are prepping for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. Their aim is to unleash terror in India. It is a time for us to be on utmost guard.

POLITICS

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When it comes to terrorism, it’s all about the money in Kashmir

Going by Home Minister Amit Shah’s speech, the gloves have finally come off and the money trail in J&K will be followed to dismantle the terror industry that has been flourishing for decades in the valley.

POLITICS

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Talk About What? India should not waste a second with the Hurriyat, Pakistan's poisonous spent force

If Delhi talks to anyone, it must be to Kashmir's elected representatives and other stakeholders, not waste time on the perfidious and pointless Hurriyat, which has only harmed India's interests.

POLITICS

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Unexplained, unrestrained expenses and bloated budget: Analysing Pakistan’s defence spending

The problem is that continuing to spend on defence will not stall Pakistan's slide towards the financial abyss that is staring it in the face, which means - Pakistan is damned if it cuts its defence budget, and damned if it doesn’t.

POLITICS

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The long haul in Kashmir: Anantnag terror attack is proof that India can't fall for Pakistan's dialogue bait

Pakistan can never afford to turn off its terrorism tap. It will keep changing the faces on its terror outfits and try to claim trouble in Kashmir as indigenous. The Anantnag attack was one such attempt.

POLITICS

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Patriot Games: How the Congress lost the plot on India's security, and lost the election too

The last thing Pakistan wanted was Narendra Modi back as India's PM. They'd have preferred the Congress which is seen as soft on them. But how did Indira Gandhi's party reach such a state?

ELECTION

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Aspiration vs entitlement: Potential and promise trumped dynasty and inheritance in the battle for Amethi

Smriti Irani, a self-made woman who showed potential to be a great leader, won over Rahul Gandhi, an entitled and privileged man, with family inheritance.