How India is ensuring that the debate on Kashmir is not raked up at UNHRC

unhrc2New Delhi, Sep 15: Even as Pakistan desperately tries to push for a debate at the UNHRC on the Kashmir issue, India has ensured that the move did not get any traction.

All four attempts made by Pakistan to push for a resolution have failed and most likely Pakistan will drop its decision to push for a debate on the Kashmir issue.

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With stoic silence by member nations at UNHRC, Pak likely to drop demand for Kashmir debate

unhrcNew Delhi, Sep 14: Despite the claims made, Pakistan has failed to find any traction at the UNHRC to push for a debate on the Kashmir issue.

Pakistan has made at least four attempts for an urgent debate on the issue but has failed to find any support.

India to conduct first trilateral naval exercise with Singapore, Thailand

IndianNavyNew Delhi, Sep 09: For the first time India will join hands with Thailand and Singapore to conduct a trilateral naval exercise between September 16 and 20. The exercise would be conducted in the Andaman Sea.

This is a major development and India is hoping that next year Malaysia and Indonesia would join in, thus making it a multilateral exercise. The exercise is aimed at ensuring a free shipping flow through the Malacca Straits.

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Have the Chinese built a bridge inside Indian territory: Army says ‘no’

mcmohanlineNew Delhi, Sep 05: The Indian Army has denied reports that the Chinese soldiers had built a wooden bridge nearly 75 kilometres into Indian territory.

Tapir Gao, Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal East and state BJP president said that the bridge was built on a stream around 25 kilometres from Chaglagam, from where the McMohan Line is. He said that a villager had sent him a video of the same.

War hysteria to propaganda overdrive, Pakistan is desperate to internationalise Kashmir issue

bsfNew Delhi, Aug 30: Pakistan’s propaganda machinery is on overdrive mode. Right from the Prime Minister of the country to those on the social, each one is threatening the prospect of war and even posting fake material to suggest that atrocities are peaking in Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370.

The security forces have been assessing the situation on a daily basis and based on the recommendations, the curbs are being lifted in a phased manner. However those part of the security mechanism feel it is not advisable to lift curbs on the internet as yet.

What did Pakistan say about Rahul Gandhi, that got him into damage control mode on J&K

New Delhi, Aug 28: Getting into damage control mode, Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi said that Pakistan is squarely to blame for the violence in Jammu and Kashmir.

“There is violence because it is instigated and supported by Pakistan which is known to be the prime supporter of terrorism across the world… Let me make this absolutely clear: Kashmir is India’s internal issue & there is no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in it,” Gandhi said on Twitter.

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Doval in Moscow: India’s stand on Kashmir gets complete Russia backing

ajit-dovalNew Delhi, Aug 22: The meeting between National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval and his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev turned out to be a fruitful one.

Russia has completely backed India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, officials familiar with the development tell OneIndia.

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Not even a formal note at UNSC: How Pakistan failed to internationalise the Kashmir issue

unsc1New Delhi, Aug 17: India remained unfazed and navigated moves by Pakistan to internationalise the Kashmir issue. India continued to maintain that the constitutional changes that were made in Jammu and Kashmir were internal to India.

The UN security council members rejected Pakistan’s demand for a formal meeting and also did not adopt an informal statement.

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And now Poland: Has Pakistan lost the Kashmir plot at UN already?

New Delhi, Aug 13: Speaking out for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370, Poland has made it clear that a solution to the Kashmir issue should be found bi-laterally. Poland currently holds the UNSC presidency.

The statement by Poland comes a few days after Russia, a permanent member of the UNSC made it clear that the move by India was carried out within the framework of the Constitution of the Republic of India.

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Colombo bombings: Why it may not be a bad idea to look at Maldives as well

img_0039-3New Delhi, Apr 24: A day after Sri Lanka said that they do not believe that only locals were involved, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the deadly Colombo suicide bombings.

This came in the wake of the investigators pointing a finger at a radical group known as the National Towheed Jamat (NTJ). While the attacks and motive do bear the signature of the Islamic State, the question is whether the group was capable of carrying out such a major strike on its own. This considering the group has lost considerable ground in its once before strongholds of Syria and Iraq.

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