Bilateral Relations

Resolve issue bilaterally: Russia to Pak.

India and Pakistan should bilaterally resolve the Kashmir issue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday. The statement came during a phone call that Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made to his Russian counterpart. “The Russian side emphasised the need for deescalation of tensions, and that there is …

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Afghanistan shadow over India’s move

Real reason lies in global context India’s move to end the special status to Jammu and Kashmir indicates that the government is bracing for serious geo-strategic shifts that will unfold in South Asia over the next few months. Though the domestic reasons for ending the status was presented through a …

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Pakistan Army stands by Kashmiris, says Bajwa

Top commanders hold meeting Pakistan’s military “firmly stands” by Kashmiris, the powerful Army chief said on Tuesday, a day after India stripped the disputed region of its special autonomy in a move set to deepen animosity between the nuclear arch-rivals. The Army’s top commanders met in the garrison city of …

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Imran warns of more violence in Kashmir

Speaking at a joint session of Parliament in Islamabad, Mr. Khan said, “They want to change the demography of Kashmir by revoking Kashmir’s special status. This is against Article 49 of the fourth Geneva Convention; this is a war crime. They have violated all international and local laws for their …

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‘Operation Bedlam’ for tourism sector

Hotels are empty following the advisory Tourism has suffered a major jolt in Kashmir on Sunday. Against an average footfall of 3,000 tourists per day just the previous week, a trickle of 350 arrived in the Valley, despite the adverse advisory. A Tourism Department official told The Hindu that most …

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Surprised by Indian stand, says Imran

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he was “surprised” over India’s reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump’s offer of mediation for resolving the Kashmir issue which, according to him, had held the subcontinent hostage for 70 years. India has not been engaging with Pakistan since the attack on …

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J&K parties welcome U.S. mediation offer

Hurriyat wants an early resolution The National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the separatist Hurriyat on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s push for dialogue between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. “It is indeed a welcome step. Any mediation in conflict resolution is not …

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