A recent Friday morning before dawn, a Volvo coach slipped out of New Delhi’s Ambedkar bus terminal under armed guard, the sirens of a police convoy wailing. Carrying a mix of Indian and Pakistani tourists, the bus, emblazoned with the flags of both countries and the phrase ‘Sada-e-Sarhad’ (Call of the Frontier), is one of the few remaining transport links between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
China should allow its citizens staying along the border to trade with Indians, a legislator has proposed, adding that increase in cross-border trade could benefit the locals, reduce hostility. read more
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference said the survey commissioned by the AAP portrayed the BJP’s handling of the conflict between India and Pakistan in “negative” light among people. read more
Amid tension with Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack and the subsequent ‘pre-emptive’ air strikes by India in Pakistan’s Balakot, the Defence Research & Development Organisation successfully test-fired the Pinaka missile. The Pinaka is a high-precision, guided missile system indigenously developed and made in India. The tests were carried out in Rajasthan’s Pokhran ranges. (Hindustan Times)read more
The tour of the Pakistani side was originally scheduled in October 2018 but was postponed because of local bodies elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Subsequently, the Pakistani team visited India in the last week of January to inspect projects in the Chenab... read more
In a letter to FATF president Marshall Billingslea, Pakistan finance minister Asad Umar asked him to appoint any other member country as the co-chair “to ensure that the review process is fair, unbiased and objective”. read more
China called on India and Pakistan to move on from the crisis triggered by the Pulwama terror attack last month and to work towards a “long-term improvement” in bilateral ties through dialogue. read more
The panel, citing tensions between India and Pakistan following the February 14 Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir that left at least 40 paramilitary troopers dead, is learnt to have asked Facebook to ensure there is no threat of information leakage... read more