Responding to Nawaz Sharif’s remarks on Kashmir issue in his address to the UN General Assembly, India today strongly hit back at Pakistan, asserting de-militarising Kashmir is not the answer for achieving peace but “deterrorising” Pakistan is as it uses terror as a “legitimate instrument” of its statecraft.
The rapid increase in activities of the Islamic State in India’s neighbourhood has risen the fear of its impact in the country.
LAC Faceoff – Just a day before the stand-off in Ladakh (which never was, according to the Chinese!), a senior member of the Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC) visited the region.
While the high level diplomatic talks between India and Pakistan were jeopardised by intemperate last minute posturing of Pakistan, it is a great relief that the DG-level talks between BSF and Pakistan rangers slated from September 10th to 12th have begun on a pragmatic note in New Delhi.
Hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani yesterday received a shot in the arm when three prominent separatist leaders, including Shabir Shah, joined the group, batting for a unified platform for carrying forward their struggle for resolution of Kashmir issue.
Sikyong (equivalent to the Prime Minster) Dr. Lobsang Sangay of the Central Tibetan Administration who governs from Dharmasala in Himachal Pradesh talked about ‘Tibet and geopolitics of Asia’ during a discussion hosted by the Takshashila Institution.
The problem seems to be that Xi and his colleagues would like others to learn their lessons; as for them, China has always been on the right side of history.
China today said the Dalai Lama cannot deny it the right to confirm his successor through incarnation system, even as the government denounced his demand for “high degree of autonomy” in Tibet as an obstruction for progress in the sensitive Himalayan region.
Denouncing the Dalai Lama’s demand for “high degree of autonomy” as an obstruction for progress, China today claimed that the remote Himalayan region is “now in its golden age,” benefiting from its policy of regional ethnic autonomy.
China, in its letter to Kutesa, had said that UN Security Council (UNSC) reform is “multifaceted”, covering not only issues such as enlarging the Council’s membership and strengthening representation, but also increasing efficiency and improving working methods.
Russia, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, had said last week that it does not foresee “a historic compromise” being reached in the near future on admitting new permanent members
The stage is set for talks to begin on the long-stalled UN Security Council reform process in the upcoming General Assembly session with its president expected to present a negotiating text in the next few days for adoption.