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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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Kurds: One stateless people across four countries

AFP ARBIL: The Kurds, a non-Arab ethnic group, number between 25 and 35 million people who are spread across four countries but without a state of their own. Iraqi Kurdistan, an autonomous region in northern Iraq, is to hold a non-binding independence referendum on September 25 that has stirred concern of …

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Iran’s Khamenei warns U.S. against ‘wrong move’ on nuclear deal

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will not be bullied by the United States and will react strongly to any “wrong move” by Washington on Tehran’s nuclear deal, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Iran was violating “the spirit” of the 2015 …

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Iran claims it has developed ‘the father of all bombs’

Iran has manufactured a 10-ton bomb comparable in scale to the United States’ “Mother of All Bombs“, one the country’s most senior general’s has claimed. “These bombs are at our disposal, can be launched from aircraft and they are highly destructive,” said General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Airspace Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards …

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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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Pakistan source of ‘significant challenges’ in Afghanistan: US

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has been a source of “significant challenges” in Afghanistan, enabling the Taliban to plan coordinated attacks in the war-torn country, President Donald Trump‘s nominee for the US ambassador to Afghanistan has said. If confirmed by the Senate, John R Bass said, in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, that he will try to change the …

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Iranian, Turkish Top Generals Warn of Repercussions of Iraqi Kurdish Referendum

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar raised alarm about the consequences of the Iraqi Kurdish region’s planned independence referendum. In a telephone conversation on Thursday, the two top generals said the referendum would …

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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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