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Media bytes on developments in India-Pakistan relations

Paper No. 5370                                     Dated 19-Jan-2013

By Col R Hariharan

[Here is a summary of my comments to print and television media on the India-Pakistan standoff on specific issues raised by them on January 15 & 17.]

On Indian Prime Minister’s strong statement and later developments

Tahir-Ul-Qadri: Need to Reserve Judgement

 

Paper No. 5369                                        Dated 18-Jan-2013

By B. Raman

It is difficult to satisfactorily analyse and assess Allama Tahir-ul-Qadri, a Canadian cleric of Pakistani origin, who has suddenly returned to Pakistan to start a street movement against the civilian Government and traditional political parties on grounds of widespread corruption and bad governance.

India: How Soft on Pakistan

Paper No. 5367                                           Dated 16-Jan-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The gruesome killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops and beheading one of them along the line of control (LOC) on January 8 was a planned and calculated act. 

India-Pakistan: A Pre-Poll Charade

Paper No. 5366                                               Dated 16-Jan-2013

By B. Raman

Pakistan: Implications of Sectarian Violence

Paper No. 5365                    Dated 15-Jan-2013

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Once again Pakistan is ravaged by sectarian violence. Persistent stories of savagery in the name of religion is causing worry not only to Pakistanis but to her South Asian neighbors and to the international community.

India, Pakistan Back to Ground Zero?

Paper No. 5364                                       Dated 15-Jan-2013

Guest Column by Rajeev Sharma

Familiar arch-rivals India and Pakistan are back with their familiar hate game. The trigger point is also familiar – the volatile Line of Control (LoC). What has happened between the two nuclear-armed adversaries is that on January 8 the Pakistani soldiers made a deep incursion into the Indian side of the LoC, according to New Delhi, and killed two Indian Army personnel and injured as many more.

Neglect of Welfare & Honour of Ex-Servicemen

Paper No. 5363                                       Dated 15-Jan-2013

By B. Raman

The barbaric Pakistani attack on Indian soldiers in the Jammu area on January 8, 2013, and the brutal killing and mutilation of two soldiers with one of them beheaded called for a three-pronged response:

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