Kanwal Sibal
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Former Foreign Secretary

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How UK is pushing Pakistan’s agenda on Kashmir

Britain lecturing India on respecting internationally recognised human rights shows the former’s disrespect for India’s democracy.

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With domestic critics, anti-national elements and a highly critical West, India will have a tough time defining the J&K narrative

The external and internal dimensions of the revocation of Article 370 need to be analyzed in order to claim the J&K narrative.

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Article 370 is out, Kashmir is in: Why all eyes are now on Pakistan

Pakistan can ignore China’s conduct against Uighurs in Xinjiang. But it has already opposed India's decision.

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Imran meets Trump: Why Pakistan and US’ strategy on Afghanistan could hit India hard

As US is trying to negotiate a deal with Taliban and forsake Afghanistan’s elected government, India’s position is to keep the legitimate Afghan government intact.

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Why Pakistan’s reactions to ICJ judgment are hallucinations

The ball remains in Pakistan’s court, and its leaders may still score self-goals by persevering in their costly course in Jadhav’s case.

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Decoding Modi’s strategy at the G20 Summit: India takes a strong stand on fugitive economic offenders and terror financing

Not only did India not join the ‘Osaka Track’ on free data flow, we even boldly stood up against terror financing and economic offenders who are living in a safe haven.

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‘Naya’ Pakistan is only a chimera

Pakistan’s strategy — as in the past — is to deflect international pressure by taking token action against terrorist groups, and then go back to business once the heat wears off.

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How US foreign policy is confusing India

Trump identifies China as an adversary. But is he not facilitating China's expansion in the Af-Pak region at the cost of India's security?

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Why our foreign policymakers must not undermine India's 'soft power'

We do not believe in coercing others to believe in what we believe. Our “soft power” can have an impact on global thinking on the destructive use of hard power in international relations.

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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.