News Analysis - Indo-Pak Relations

  • Multi-Nation Naval Exercise in Pak (March 06, 2007)
    The Pakistan Navy is hosting a 27-nation naval exercise that includes ships from Britain, France, China, Malaysia, and Bangladesh as part of the AMAN 07 exercise in the North Arabian Sea.<More>

  • Diplomatic Curb in Pak (January 03, 2007)
    Pakistan has instituted travel curbs on Indian diplomats where they need to seek advanced permission from authorities for travel to Murree (a hill station) and Rawalpindi (a twin city to Islamabad) but no official announcement has been made.<More>

  • China-Pak End Exercises (December 19, 2006)
    China and Pakistan ended a 10-day joint military exercise that focused on anti-terror operations to share “each others experiences in planning and conduct of anti-terrorist operations” for mutual benefit and also to strengthen traditional bilateral bonds of friendship.<More>

  • Qualitative Jump in Indo-US Relations (December 12, 2006)
    In a major show of good faith, US policy makers worked into the night to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the amendments to US law that would facilitate Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation and will be signed into law by US President George Bush.<More>

  • Impact of China-Pak FTA (December 07, 2006)
    A closer look at the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) to targeted at specific products for trade and opening avenues to liberalize services shows that this deal may not affect Indian businesses or trade with China or Pakistan.<More>

  • Hu’s Visit to India (December 04, 2006)
    India categorized Chinese President Hu Jintao as “an important step forward” to develop “cooperative framework of engagement” but acknowledged “outstanding issues” even as the two nations signed 13 agreements covering a range of cosmetic issues.<More>

  • Successful Test of Interceptor Missile (November 28, 2006)
    Adding to its defensive missile capability, India announced that it had tested an interceptor missile successfully to destroy an incoming Prithivi-II and claiming to have “acquired the capability of air defense against the incoming ballistic missile threat.” <More>

  • Hu’s Visit Aimed at Building Trust (November 09, 2006)
    Ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to India from November 20-23, both nations are building up the tempo through orchestrated sound-bites focusing on the positives and not referring to the disagreements plaguing bilateral relations.<More>

  • India Asks Pak to Stop Stalling SAFTA (November 09, 2006)
    Setting the tone for upcoming Foreign Secretary level talks, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee asked Pakistan to remove “obstructions” and allow “free flow of trade” and go beyond the expanded trade basket.<More>

  • Pak to Get 6 Chinese Nuclear Plant (October 19, 2006)
    Reports indicate ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Pakistan next month, it has decided to grant 6300 megawatt (MW) nuclear power projects in sites to be chosen by Islamabad and with the approval of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).<More>

  • Disappearances on Rise in South Asia (September, 06 2006)
    As nations of South Asia fight terrorism, Amnesty International (AI) says that “enforced disappearances” of people is growing and while “new patterns” are emerging from Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.<More>

  • Security Concerns Bar Chinese Investment (August 31, 2006)
    After a year of internal discussions, India intelligence agencies rightly barred Chinese investments in ports and handling thus rejecting 14 port construction and management projects valued at Rs. 61,000 crore (USD 13.26 billion) citing security threats.<More>

  • SAARC Concluded Amid Indo-Pak Trade Dispute (August 07, 2006)
    India complained bitterly to the commerce ministers governing the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) that Islamabad has failed to implement key provisions of the agreement into force and not granting tariff reductions to its exports.<More>

  • Army Plans for Nuke Attack (August 03, 2006)
    Faced by increasing intelligence that non-state actors plan to attack nuclear facilities in the nation, the Indian Army has set up special teams to coordinate and execute response to nuclear attacks.<More>

  • Pak Disappointed with Pace of Talks (June 07, 2006)
    Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said her country was disappointed in the "slow pace" of peace talks with India and insisted that relations must move beyond "confidence-building steps" that is part of the composite dialogue.<More>

  • Sir Creek Discussions Start Positive (May 26, 2006)
    After the expected collapse of the Siachen talks, India and Pakistan have started discussing the Sir Creek issue and reports indicate that both countries are agreeing on some fundamentals even though there is much disagreement.<More>

  • Closer to Agreement (April 20, 2006)
    Over the last several months, India and Pakistan have been silent working on a deal to demilitarize Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield. <More>

  • Pakistan Puts Off Wullar Dialog (April 18, 2006)
    Pakistan said that it has postponed the upcoming dialogue with India on the Wullar Barrage and Tulbul Navigation Project saying that the Indian Water Resources Secretary was indisposed to attend this crucial meeting because of other business.<More>

  • India-Pak Friendship & Peace Accord (March 27, 2006)
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offered a peace, security, and friendship accord to Pakistan and asked that country not to link Kashmir with this accord; Pakistan responded positively to this proposal but refused closer business ties. <More>

  • Musharraf Indian Response to his Proposals (March 20, 2006)
    Indian politicians who visited Pakistan and had intense discussions with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf urged India to respond to his 4-step proposal.<More>

  • India Objects Bhasha Dam (March 10, 2006)
    India strongly protested Pakistan’s new Bhasha dam on the Indus River saying that the construction will inundate large parts of land in Northern Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).<More>

  • Bush Delivers Harsh Message to Pak (March 05, 2006)
    US President George Bush traveled to Pakistan from India and delivered harsh messages to the military junta.<More>

  • Petulant Pak Cozing Up With China (March 04, 2006)
    As the import of the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal dawned on Pakistan, President Pervez Musharraf is already talking about his country's relationship with China. <More>

  • Indo-Pak Start 3rd Round Dialogue (February 07, 2006)
    India and Pakistan will meet July 21-22 to review the third round of composite dialogue process (CDP) of the joint commission.<More>

  • UN Appoints Baglihar Dam Arbitrator (February 04, 2006)
    In a major climb down from inflexible position, Pakistan has admitted to the United Nations that Indian construction of the Baglihar dam is within the legal scope of the 1960 Indus Water Treaty.<More>

  • Indo-Pak Disagree on CBMs (January 20, 2006)
    India and Pakistan started their third round of composite dialogue and called for continued conversation and confidence building measures (CBMs).<More>

  • Indo-Pak Dialogue Continues (January 19, 2006)
    India and Pakistan met for the third time to continue its composite dialogue process.<More>

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