New Delhi needs to sit back and assess hard after Pathankot. There's no point holding back a bilateral conversation only for the two PMs to again find a quiet corner in some foreign location.
Reliable sources told ET that NSA Ajit Doval had until Wednesday already held 3 detailed telephonic conversations with his Pakistan counterpart.
The test now rests on NSA Ajit Doval, who has agreed to become the first Indian NSA to establish a dialogue with his Pakistan counterpart.
While this makes it easier for both sides to carry out exercises together, the Indian side is concerned about access this may give US to Indian systems.
The decks have been cleared for India to deliver four MI 25 attack helicopters to Afghanistan this month, signaling a decisive shift in New Delhi’s approach.
Pakistan calls off meeting of Indo-Pak business forum on security grounds; jittery after anti-Pak protests
The meet was cancelled on “security grounds”, as Pakistan fears that its high-profile business delegates could be targeted by Shiv Sena and such others.
The GA had a face in Nitish that represented development. There was a softer tone to his portrayal but assiduously differentiated from Lalu.
"Let them first come and discuss. There is no restriction on people’s eating habits. There is no restriction on one’s religious practices", he said.
On a day when writers and artistes vehemently denied that Congress and Leftists were behind the protest that has seen several of them return their state-conferred honours, Singh also said that "returning awards is not the right thing".
Bihar will give BJP entry to eastern India and the win will signal acceptance of the party’s ideology in the region, BJP president Amit Shah says.
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