India Archive

Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar vs A.K. Antony – by Kamran Shafi: Well done, Mr Antony By Kamran Shafi Tuesday, 02 Feb, 2010 Three lieutenant generals of the Indian army are to be tried by court martial for their part in an alleged land scam. The orders to try them were
Making sense of the distorted history of Muslims in India – by Nadeem Paracha: “Why do many Pakistanis spend more time celebrating Islamic history of regions outside India (especially Arabian), the ummah, and seem to show more concern in what is happening to their brethren in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kashmir.” Writes Nadeem
No comments!: JI slams ignoring Pak cricketers in IPL auction Wednesday, January 20, 2010 By Our Correspondent LAHORE AMEER Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Syed Munawar Hasan has said that ignoring Pakistani cricketers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction despite an official invitation
Jyoti Basu’s life encompasses the entire period of the Left’s rise and fall in India: Here are two articles in loving memory of Jyoti Basu, the eminent Indian politician belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from West Bengal. India’s veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu dies By Sailendra Sil (AFP) KOLKATA, India —
This is from Air Marshal Asghar Khan: Air Chief Marshal Asghar Khan, a hero of the 1965 war ‘Pakistan responsible for wars with India’ Friday, 15 Jan, 2010 LAHORE, Jan 14: Tehreek-i-Istiqlal patron Asghar Khan holds Islamabad responsible for all the wars Pakistan fought against India.
If politicians have the “Sindh Card”, “Islam Card” etc, army has the “India Card”: The travails of our democracy —Munir Attaullah The days of direct military rule are now probably over. Even though nothing is certain in unpredictable Pakistan, every passing day makes it more and more likely that the public will resist
Takfiri Taliban and their supporters in PTUJ plan to incite a Pakistan-India war: The Takfiri Taliban and their affiliate jihadi and sectarian groups are planning to instigate a war between Pakistan and India. Their real aim to divert the military operation in FATA to the borders with India. In this way, terrorists
Above the law: Can anyone hold this child of Islamofascism accountable?: Jailed militant’s hoax calls drove India, Pakistan to brink of war By Azaz SyedThursday, 26 Nov, 2009 ISLAMABAD: Omar Saeed Sheikh, a detained Pakistani militant, had made hoax calls to President Asif Ali Zardari and the Chief of Army
Saudi-sponsored terrorism: Instead of standing up, Saudi ambassador bolts from the scene: Wahabism linked with terrorism; Saudi envoy stages walkout NEW DELHI: Saudi Ambassador to India Faisal Al-Trad walked out of an international conference of jurists in protest after noted Indian jurist Ram Jethmlani’s accusation that the Wahabi sect of Islam
Pakistan’s internal dynamics and security: POSTED BY: JARRI MIRZA This column by Ismail Khan originally appeared in Daily Times on November 20, 2009. In a diverse country like ours, parliamentary democracies largely settle these things. With institutions like the Senate, where there is equal
Sangh Privar: The Hindu Taliban of India – Guest post by Qudrat Ullah: SANGH PARIVAR- THE FAR RIGHT FRINGE By Qudrat Ullah Launched by the inspired volunteers of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with the sole purpose of attaining Gandhian Swaraj, the loose conglomerate of a total of 31 zealot organizations called Sangh
US Senate votes to triple aid to Pakistan, India protests: Published by: Noor KhanPublished: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 at 13:09 IST Lalit K Jha and Betwa Sharma Washington/New York, Sep 25 (PTI) The US Senate today voted unanimously to triple non-military aid to Pakistan to USD 1.5 billion dollars
The PPP Government audits the defence budget; Nawaz Sharif proposes reconciliation with India: Defence budget details provided to parliament Monday, 24 Aug, 2009 Such comprehensive details about the budgets of the army, air force and navy have been provided for the first time to the parliament, said informed sources. – File photo
Jinnah, Jaswant and the BJP: An analysis by Aakar Patel and Ghazi Salahuddin: Jinnah, Jaswant and the BJP Sunday, August 23, 2009Aakar Patel Jaswant Singh has not been expelled from the BJP for his book on Jinnah. He could not have been, because it does not say anything untrue. Very quickly, this
An unlikely Indian admirer of Jinnah: Jaswant Singh of BJP: An unlikely Indian admirer By Jawed NaqviMonday, 17 Aug, 2009 I have said objectively what I had to say in the book about Jinnah, now I am ready for the noose, Jaswant Singh said. –Photo by Reuters When India’s
Who killed Niaz A. Naik?: ISLAMABAD: A former Pakistani chief diplomat was found dead in his Islamabad residence on Saturday, police said. ‘We found Niaz A. Naik’s decomposed body in his
India-Pakistan rivalry: Sunday, July 19, 2009Dr Farrukh Saleem India and Pakistan are in a state of active hostility — if not war or at least two proxy wars. At least six of the Pakistan army’s nine corps are on the border
Mullah Mahmood Madani vs. Musharraf. Big applause for hypocrisy?: By: Jibran Haider The following is the video of an angry exchange between Musharraf and Maulana Mahmood Madani of Jamiat-e-ulema-e-Hind who is also member of Indian parliament. I’d like to know what people on the forum, especially Indians, have
Mumbai terrorist attacks partially planned in Pakistan: Islamabad hands over Mumbai probe report to New Delhi Mumbai attacks partially planned in Pakistan: Malik * Interior adviser claims arrest of main operator in attacks, five others * Says Pakistan needs more information from India * System of
Well done Zardari, Well done Pakistan Government:
Acting on the Mumbai dossier – By Praful Bidwai: Saturday, January 10, 2009 (The News) Six weeks after the Mumbai attacks, the Indian government is still groping for a strategy to get Pakistan to crack down on Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and other extremists. The Pakistani
India provides evidence of the Mumbai terrorist attacks to Pakistan….: A page from the dossier given to PakistanDossier: handlers used virtual number to contact a mobile with one of the terrorists Siddharth Varadarajan (The Hindu, Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009) New Delhi: Amidst the clutter of telephone calls the Indian
Terror, not India, the enemy, says ISI chief: LAHORE: Terrorism, and not India, is Pakistan’s greatest enemy, and Islamabad is distancing itself from conflict with New Delhi, Inter-Services Intelligence Director General Lt Gen Ahmad Shujaa Pasha has said, a private TV channel reported. According to the channel,
In the aftermath of Kashmir polls: Can India and Pakistan agree to confine itself to three subjects: defence, foreign affairs and communications?: In the aftermath of Kashmir polls By Kuldip Nayar STATE elections in Jammu and Kashmir may not have provided many answers but it has made one thing clear: the All-Parties Hurriyat Conference has been exaggerating its strength.It was wrong
An open letter to the President of Pakistan from an Indian citizen: By R.Alamsha Karnan An open letter to the President of Pakistan from an Indian Dear President of Pakistan I appreciate your genuine aspiration to have friendly relationship with India and save your nation from the brink of collapse. 180+
Was the Mumbai operation a move by ISI to topple the the democratic government in Pakistan?: Was the Mumbai attack the Kargil 2? Does ISI want to topple the democratic government of President Zardari in Pakistan? How can the UN help Pakistan? An interesting conversation between some educated Pakistanis pejamistri Says:December 17th, 2008 at 6:30
India not the real enemy, militancy is! – by Ayaz Amir: Will hypocrites such as Imran Khan and Qazi Hussain Ahmed listen to this sane voice? …… India not the real enemy; militancy isIslamabad diary Friday, December 26, 2008by Ayaz Amir Militancy and extremism on the march. Three schools in
Countering India’s diplomatic assault —Talat Masood: Despite the current tensions, it is encouraging that Islamabad and New Delhi are keeping diplomatic channels open and envoys have not been recalled. Talks should continue to manage the crisis and put the peace process back on track India
Radical Islam’s war with India – By Anand K Verma: Anand K Verma headed the Research & Analysis Wing, (R&AW), India’s external intelligence agency from 1986-1989. He is an expert on the region, particularly Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The time has arrived for the unspoken to be spoken: Radical
Nawaz Sharif, India & The ‘Daughters Game’ – By Ahmed Quraishi: Nawaz Sharif, India & The ‘Daughters Game’ So happy are the Indians with Mr. Sharif that they ordered their ambassador to travel to Lahore and personally deliver Manmohan Singh’s regards to him. Meanwhile, the disgruntled former premier continues to
Dumb questions invite dumb answers – By Aziz Ahmad: Dumb questions invite dumb answers Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Aziz Akhmad The Mumbai attacks had not even ended yet, when a TV reporter of a Pakistani channel, armed with a microphone and a camera — and a dumb question
India steps up vigil along Rajasthan border: Pakistan deploys forces on the border…: The Times of India22 Dec 2008, 0302 hrs IST, Vimal Bhatia, TNN JAISALMER: Even as India refused to take the military option off the table while asking Pakistan to rein in the terrorists, the Indian
Barbarians at the gate – by Ghazi Salahuddin: Sunday, December 21, 2008 There has been no dearth, for some time, of foreign experts and analysts who imply that Pakistan is becoming a failed state. That Nawaz Sharif should now have reasons to corroborate this assessment is surely
Nawaz Sharif says Ajmal Kasab from Faridkot, Pakistan: Sharif slams Zardari, says Kasab from Pakistan Challenging President Asif Ali Zardari’s assertion that there was no proof that the arrested Mumbai attacker hailed from Pakistan’s Punjab province, former premier Nawaz Sharif has said that the suspect’s village was
How can I shoot my brother in India? Remembering Shaikh Ayaz: Shaikh Ayaz (1923-1997) was one of the major Sindhi poets of Pakistan. He was one of very few brave writers who wrote against the tyrannical rulers of Pakistan and the wars they waged against their own
view: The Kashmir tinderbox – By L. Ali Khan: India and Pakistan should work towards forging an open borders regional community. They can use and develop the existing institutional structure of SAARC to move toward an economic community The Mumbai massacre was a heinous crime, allegedly carried out
A Religion Of Peace – By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan: The big question on everyone’s mind is how to solve the problem of terrorism. On the one hand, the authorities are trying to crush the terror menace through legal action; and on the other hand, reformers are trying to
New terrorists in an old context – by Mosharraf Zaidi: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 One of the clear invocations of the Bhagvad Gita is an invitation to human beings to explore and traverse the more difficult, but righteous path that Krishna articulates for an angst-ridden Arjuna. The Sangh Parivar’s
The Hindu fundamentalists work within the geographical boundaries of their own country and as such do not attract attention worldwide…: Hindu fundamentalism ALMOST anything is digestible in the heat of the moment. When Mumbai came under attack, most of Pakistan mourned as well. And why not, for who other than Pakistanis have been most brutalised by terrorism in the
The monster in the mirror. India fight terrorism with justice, or face civil war – by Arundhati Roy: The monster in the mirrorThe Mumbai attacks have been dubbed ‘India’s 9/11’, and there are calls for a 9/11-style response, including an attack on Pakistan. Instead, the country must fight terrorism with justice, or face civil war Arundhati,