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Militants kill five Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir attack

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Militants killed five Indian paramilitary police on Wednesday in an attack on security forces deployed in a Kashmiri town, a senior police officer said. Three paramilitaries, a local policeman and a woman bystander were wounded, and one militant was killed when the police returned fire, he …

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No India-Pakistan peace talks in offing at SCO

By: PRAKASH KATOCH The resounding re-election victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kindled speculation of a revival of dialogue with Pakistan. Pakistani PM Imran Khan telephoned to congratulate Modi on his victory. Modi thanked Khan, stressing that creating trust and an environment free of …

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Four Suspected Militants Killed By Security Forces In Indian Kashmir

At least four militants, including two former police officers, were killed in India-administered Kashmir on June 7 during an operation launched by the security forces, officials said. The incident occurred in the Pulwama district where India has stepped up operations since a suicide attack killed 40 paramilitary police officers in …

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No meeting planned between India, Pakistan PMs at regi​onal summit: India foreign ministry

There is no bilateral meeting planned between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) next week, India’s foreign ministry spokesman Rajeev Kumar said on Thursday. India’s Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Imran Khan are both scheduled to attend a meeting of the regional summit …

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Trump to End India’s Preferential Trade Status

WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States would end its preferential trade treatment for India June 5. Trump had announced his intention to remove India from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program in early March. “I have determined that India has not assured the United …

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Pakistan extends airspace closure on Indian border to June 14

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani airspace on its eastern border with India will remain closed until June 14, a civil aviation official said on Wednesday, the latest extension months after a standoff between the arch rivals.  Pakistan closed its airspace in February after a suicide attack by a Pakistan-based militant group …

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India snubs Pakistan for Modi’s swearing-in ceremony: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will not invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Thursday’s swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, who starts his second term as India’s prime minister, two sources in the foreign ministry said, suggesting any early warming in ties between the nuclear-armed neighbors is unlikely.  Hindu-majority India …

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India Has Ended Iranian Oil Imports, Ambassador Says

WASHINGTON —  India has ended all imports of oil from Iran, its ambassador in Washington says, becoming the latest country to grudgingly comply with threatened U.S. sanctions. India had already sharply decreased its imports from Iran and bought one million tonnes of crude in April, the last month before Washington stepped …

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Chabahar: Still Exempted from Iran Sanctions

By James M. Dorsey The Indian-backed Iranian port of Chabahar has emerged as a major loophole in a tightening military and economic noose and ever harsher U.S. sanctions that President Donald J. Trump, reluctant to be sucked into yet another war, sees as the best way to either force Tehran …

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’خاطر خواہ بات چیت ممکن نہیں ہوگی جب تک پاکستان دہشت گردی کا استعمال ترک نہیں کرے گا‘

واشنگٹن —  واشنگٹن میں بھارت کے سفیر ہارش شرنگلا کا کہنا ہے کہ ’’جب تک پاکستان دہشت گردی کو خارجہ پالیسی کے آلے کے طور پر استعمال کرتا رہے گا اور بھارت اس پالیسی سے متاثر رہے گا، اس کے ساتھ کوئی خاطر خواہ بات چیت ممکن نہیں‘‘۔ انھوں نے …

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