Indo-Pak Visa Relaxation

Mobility between the two nations may increase soon. In upcoming September there might be a relaxation in visa restrictions in both India and Pakistan. Officials of both countries met over talks in which it was agreed upon that the visa regime ought to be deregulated a little. This condition counts for businessmen, people of the […]

United States has “great concern” over Kashmir

United States officials rarely speak publicly about Kashmir, which India considers a domestic matter. But Pakistan raised the issue vocally at high-level talks with the United States intended at improving the two nations’ uneasy partnership. State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters “We obviously have great concern about the situation in Kashmir,” He said, “We […]

Indian-administered Kashmir: Two killed in gunbattle

On Thursday, in a residential area of Srinagar, soldiers shot dead two militants during a gunbattle. For months Srinagar has been under regular curfews. Indian troops and counter-insurgency police surrounded a house where the alleged militants were in hiding early in the morning in the suburbs of the city. Ashiq Hussain Bukhari, the Srinagar police […]

Verdict on Babri Mosque case to be announced

Ahead of a court ruling that will decide whether Hindus or Muslims own land around a disputed mosque, authorities in India have tightened security across the country. The dispute flared up when in 1992 some Hindus extremists demolished Babri Mosque in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya which led to one of India’s worst riots […]

Nirupama Rao: India ready to discuss all issues with Pakistan

Nirupama Rao, the Foreign Secretary said yesterday that India is ready to discuss all issues with Pakistan in spite of the relationship between the two countries being complicated by the issue of terrorism. She was speaking at Harward University on ‘India’s Global Role’ on Monday. She said India is determined to persist her dialogue with […]