“The proposition of an independent Khalistan, in truth, is a backward idea from a backward time. It is a proposal without economic or democratic logic, unloved by the very Punjabis whose lives it would most directly affect. It is a fantasy rooted in religious bigotry and chauvinism, kept alive in Canada by thugs and political hustlers unbothered by the innocent lives that have been lost in its name,” Dossanjh and Majumdar said in their foreword. … [Read more...] about Pakistan main force behind drive to create ‘so-called Khalistan’: Canadian think tank
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“It appears, then, that Pakistan wants the Sikhs to be free, but not in Pakistan. The separatists, in turn, clearly know where their patron sets the limits. Even drawing a map which presumes upon Pakistan’s generosity is a step too far – one that could sever the lifeline which has sustained the dream of Khalistan for so long. Judging by the silence, even the fiercest Khalistanis feel they must accept this abbreviated, Pakistani version of their new country without a murmur of dissent.” writes Terry Milewski. … [Read more...] about Khalistan is Pakistan’s project designed to subvert national security of Canada, India
The missteps extended into the operational sphere. China constructed its strategic highway unhindered, as regular patrolling till all the border passes was not undertaken between 1954 and 1959, when a clash took place near the Kongka Pass, south of the Galwan valley, galvanising hectic diplomatic activity. On the Chinese side also, in 1960, their experts showed Indian experts a new map of the Chinese-claimed ‘traditional customary line’ which was at points well to the west of the alignment of the same area which Premier Chou en-lai had earlier described to Jawaharlal Nehru. … [Read more...] about Realism and the undemarcated border
Given all of the above, > Mr. Modi might find that a new push to Beijing is worth making in a year India hopes to push for the elusive UN Security Council seat , and also given his desire to pursue the spirit of May 2014, when he invited leaders of all SAARC nations, including Pakistan, to his swearing-in ceremony. “A distant relative may not be as helpful as a near neighbour,” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang had said during a visit to Delhi in 2013. The Prime Minister may well find that eastern neighbour helpful when considering its vexed relations with India’s western neighbour as well. … [Read more...] about China, the missing piece to the Pakistan puzzle?
Pakistan violated the SCO charter and put up a map showing Kashmir as its part. India strongly objected to it and Russia tried to dissuade Pakistan but it remained unfazed and continued with the map as the background. NSA Ajit Doval took a strong exception to it and left the SCO NSA virtual meet after due "consultation" from the host, Russia. … [Read more...] about India walks out of SCO meet after Pakistan projects fictitious map