By Ashok Handoo Judging by what the Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee told the Economic Editors Conference in New Delhi recently, the Indian economy is gaining momentum by the day and is on track to achieve the pre- economic crisis status soon. He justified his statement by quoting statistics. He was confident that the economy […]Read More Is Indian Economy on the Right Track?
By Dr. Ajay Chrungoo Indian State’s policy in Jammu and Kashmir, in a common man’s idiom, can be summed up as: India allowed the bricks of separatism in its various hues to be laid down with an understanding that those who are building the house will allow plaster of Indian sovereignty and secularism over the […]Read More Kashmir Conundrum: The Myths, The Truth, and More
By Prof. Bhim Singh The Chief Minister of J&K failed to hide his hidden agenda, he conceived during his visit to Pakistan in 2007 though he had lot of time on his side to take up the same. His utterances on the floor of the Legislative Assembly in Srinagar last month proved counter-productive though he […]Read More “J&K is integral part and shall remain integral part of India”
By Chalmers Johnson During the last years of the Clinton administration I was in my mid-sixties, retired from teaching Asian international relations at the University of California and deeply bored by my specialty, Japanese politics. It seemed that Japan would continue forever as a docile satellite of the United States, a safe place to park […]Read More US Leadership: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and now Barack Obama
By S. M. Krishna India remains fully committed to the principles and purposes of the United Nations and believes that the UN should be at the core of global governance and efforts to meet the challenges of collective peace, security and development. The UN, however, needs urgent reform to reflect contemporary realities and to effectively […]Read More “There can be no Good and Bad Terrorists”
By Archen Baloch The patience of Punjabi military of Pakistan is wearing thin. The reasons are obvious:Pakistan has now become a bed ridden man and all its vital organs have ceased to function properly. But its inept PPP rulers are insisting that they can fix it with the help of foreign aids. Pakistani army has […]Read More The State Equilibrium of Pakistan
Editors Note: October, 27, 1947 is an important day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. It was on this day, Indian troops landed in Kashmir to counter the invasion perpetrated by Pakistan through its proxies. Following is an official account of the turn of events. History Jammu and Kashmir came into being as a […]Read More J&K: A Historical Perspective
By K N Pandita President Obama will be visiting our country in November. Preliminaries of the impending visit are being worked out at Washington and New Delhi. Observers think it will be a path breaking visit. Euphoric segments have always said that US Presidential visit to India carries great significance. In reality, no visit of […]Read More UN Security Council Seat for India! At what Price?
By Beersmans Paul Conclusions from the Study Tour to J&K from 24/June to 21/July 2010 by Beersmans Paul, President, Belgium Association for Solidarity with J&K. A. J&K, as it was before partition in 1947, is at present under the rule of three countries: (1) China: Aksai Chin and a territory of 5.180 km2 ceded by […]Read More “Pakistan has No Stand in J&K”