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India calls Pakistan ‘Terroristan’ at UN

NEW York: In a stinging reply to Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi‘s fulminations against India at the UN, India described its western neighbour as “terroristan” which is home to a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism. Exercising its right of reply, India emphasised that Pakistan had become a land of “pure terror” synonymous …

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Pakistan’s short-range nuclear weapons to counter India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine: Abbasi

PTI NEW YORK: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Wednesday his country has developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter the ‘Cold Start’ doctrine+ adopted by the Indian Army. Abbasi was also assertive of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals being safe and secure. “We have a very robust and secure command-and-control system over our strategic nuclear …

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Pakistan raises objection with US over greater role for India in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has raised objection with the US over President Donald Trump advocating greater role for India in the war-torn Afghanistan, the country’s top diplomat said on Wednesday. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during a meeting with US Vice-President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assemblyhere on Tuesday expressed concern over the greater …

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India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine: All you need to know

What is India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine? India’s ‘Cold War doctrine,’ or ‘Proactive Strategy’+ as the Indian Army calls it, is aimed at making swift and hard inroads into enemy territory, specifically Pakistan. To prevent the outbreak of a nuclear war, such strikes will be ‘limited’ and ‘calibrated’. How quickly can the strike …

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BRICS summit, US, Pakistan and India

James M. Dorsey Pakistan, already furious and reeling from US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to sanction it for supporting militants, has been dealt a potential body blow out of left field. Five major emerging powers, including China and Russia, have for the first time identified Pakistan-backed militant groups as a regional security threat in …

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ICJ to resume Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case hearing today

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is set to resume hearing the Kulbhushan Jadhav case – the self-confessed Indian spy convicted by Pakistan for carrying out subversive activities in the country – today (Wednesday). The president of the ICJ, principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN), had fixed time …

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Afghanistan asks India to speed up development of Chabahar port

AP  Afghanistan’s foreign minister asked India on Monday to expedite development of a strategic port in Iran to bolster a trade route for land-locked Central Asian countries that would bypass Pakistan. The port would allow India to transport goods to Afghanistan by sea. Pakistan currently does not allow India to …

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Indians push for undersea gas pipeline from Iran

With a $7 billion project to pump gas from Iran discarded, a 1,300 km undersea pipeline is finding new proponents in India where they say natural gas from the Persian Gulf can reach at rates less than the price of LNG available in the spot market. The Associated Chambers of …

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CPEC challenges Indian sovereignty: India Army Chief General Rawat

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said in his speech on Saturday that the multi-billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) challenges Indian sovereignty, the Times of India reported. Speaking at Savitribai Phule Pune University, General Rawat in his lecture titled, “India’s challenges in the current geo-strategic construct”, said that: “The …

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Trump does not blame Pakistan for failure in Afghanistan: US envoy

United States (US) Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale assured National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Thursday that President Donald Trump did not blame Pakistan for the failure of the War on Terror in Afghanistan. As Hale and Janjua met today in Islamabad to discuss the …

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