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Parrikar’s Admission – Asif Ezdi

Indian Defence Minister Parrikar’s remarks on an Indian news channel on May 21, that Delhi has a policy of “neutralising terrorists through terrorists” and that “India will take proactive steps to prevent a 26/11 type attack”, is an open…

Arrogance And Trickery – Asif Ezdi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to China from May 14 to May 16 was the second top-level visit between the two countries since the hard-line nationalist leader came to power a year ago on a promise of a more assertive foreign…

India’s Chabahar Gambit – Asif Ezdi

Last Wednesday, India and Iran signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop the Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman, not far from Gwadar, which Pakistan is developing as a deep-water port with China’s cooperation. According to a press…

Damage Control – Asif Ezdi

Last Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif sent Shahbaz as his special envoy to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to defuse the crisis in Pakistan-Saudi relations arising from Islamabad’s inability to join the Saudi-led military campaign to roll back the…

The Iran Deal And Us – Asif Ezdi

Almost a year and a half after the initial interim deal of November 2013, under which Iran agreed to roll back or freeze parts of its nuclear programme and to enter into negotiations on a long-term accord with the P5+1 group of countries,…

The Road Of Self-Delusion – Asif Ezdi

The statement issued by Sartaj Aziz last Tuesday on Obama’s visit to India was designed in part to reassure the public that the government is alive to the challenges posed by the expanding strategic partnership between the US and India and…