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China Tells India It Is ‘Highly Concerned’ About Situation In Kashmir

Chinese leaders have expressed heightened concern over India’s decision last week to scrap the special autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir, a disputed territory claimed by both New Delhi and Islamabad. They also urged India to avoid provocation and to play a “constructive role” in regional stability. The message was delivered by Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Vice-President Wang Qishan in separate meetings in Beijing on Monday with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar during his three-day visit to China.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

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Kashmir And The Article 370 Debate

PM Modi’s First Address Since Article 370 Abolition, Here Are All The Top Points From His Speech

What’s Changed In Jammu And Kashmir?

India Is Creating Its Own West Bank In Kashmir

India Just Put Democracy At Risk Across South Asia

From Kashmir And 370 To Partition, BJP’s Hatred Of Nehru Is Fuelled By Falshoods

All The Legal Items That Amit Shah Proposed Regarding Article 370

 

The (Indian ) State Has Its Reasons

While the BJP may have had its own political reasons to take the steps it took this week, the Indian state too has its reasons. Having exhausted soft options, a hard solution has been opted for. It is significant that most political parties, including many senior leaders of the Congress, have backed the government’s action. They are not necessarily defending the government but are defending the interests of the Indian state.

Read Here – The Indian Express

Trump’s Fawning Over Pakistan’s Prime Minister Strains TiesWwith India

New Delhi is one of Washington’s most critical allies in Asia with whom it has a wide range of converging interests. Yet, by mentioning Kashmir despite how much India hates that, Trump has infuriated a vital partner in America’s Indo-Pacific strategy. The U.S.-India relationship was already in a downward spiral following India’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile and the allusion to Kashmir has made things worse.

Read Here – The National Interest

The United States Can’t Solve The Kashmir Dispute

No Indian government—and especially not one, like Modi’s, that has assumed a hawkish stance toward Pakistan—will yield any ground on this issue. Already the U.S. State Department seems to have acknowledged reality, stating on July 22 that it believes the Kashmir dispute is a “bilateral” issue between India and Pakistan. Trump should heed his own State Department’s advice. Pushing New Delhi on Kashmir will get him nothing except a public failure and a damaged U.S.-Indian partnership.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Does India Remember Kargil?

The current paradox is that while the Modi team has triumphed electorally on the plank of national security, it appears that the emotive appeal of the fallen solider and the manner in which it can be exploited for catalysing nationalist sentiment is a higher priority. To “remember” national security experiences in a selective manner is a dangerous Barmecide endeavour.

Read Here – The Indian Express

Beware The Decline Of U.S. Influence In South Asia

The United States does have important interests in the region which range from cultivating peace in Afghanistan to reigning in Chinese ambitions in Asia-Pacific. Realizing these objectives will require greater participation in regional affairs particularly between India and Pakistan, this for the sake of the United States and the region itself.

Read Here – The National Interest

India’s Misplaced Euphoria Over Masood Azhar

India’s euphoria over Azhar being branded as a global terrorist is certainly misplaced, especially when India has never exercised the sub-conventional option against Pakistan or the terrorists it harbours. Pakistan may have been made to look somewhat sheepish in the wake of the UNSC action, but India should brace for a riposte from other quarters.

Read Here – Asia Times

China’s Role In The India–Pakistan Nuclear Equation

Most international analysts focus on the India–Pakistan nuclear equation as a bilateral issue, but it’s essentially triangular in its origin and core dynamics. China has largely escaped accountability for its cynical role in nuclearising the region. Beijing’s irresponsibility needs to be called out.

Read Here – The Strategist

JeM Chief Masood Azhar Designated As Global Terrorist After China Lifts Technical Hold

In a major diplomatic win for India, the United Nations on Wednesday designated Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist after China lifted its technical hold on his listing under the UNSC 1267 sanctions committee. The designation will subject Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo. The JeM has already been designated as a terror outfit by the United Nations.

Read Here – The Indian Express

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