The rhetoric from Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir has remained shrill ever since the Narendra Modi government abrogated Article 370 in August last year. From alleging that the dispute could trigger nuclear war to scare mongering over genocide of Muslims, a host of Pakistani political figures, including Prime Minister Imran Khan, have kept up the rhetoric.
Kashmir is one of the fascinating and beautiful states of India that chief of us name it the utopia on earth which is amassing a totally different ambiance that persuades the highest of us to acclaim its magnificence.But as it is said that every beautiful thing has its darker side as well. Likewise, Jammu and Kashmir is a beautiful place that has suffered a lot of violence as the terror attacks are very common over there. But imagine being a part of such a state where you are not having many rights pertaining to sovereignty but still, you chose to chase your gigantic dreams anyhow, to embellish this we are having the best example to present is of Ayaan Khan.
Major Anuj Sood, who was killed in an anti militancy operation in Kashmir, was cremated in Chandigarh on Tuesday, his family offering a touching farewell to the officer who they said dreamt to be in the Army while growing up.His wife Akriti Sood threw her arms around the coffin as it was being put on an Army vehicle bedecked with flowers, for the short journey from the family ''s Panchkula home to the Mani Majra cremation ground in adjacent Chandigarh.
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Bhopal, Feb 11 (UNI) Although no case of Coronavirus has been detected yet in Madhya Pradesh, an alert was sounded as per the World Health Organization s advice and Chief Minister Kamal Nath appealed to people vis a vis exercising precautions. A Call Centre 104 was set up at state level for notice information related to the disease, arrangements are in place at the local airport for screening passengers from China, two to six bedded isolation wards are existent in each district hospital and 10 bedded ones at all medical colleges, state level nodal officers were appointed, a cleanliness campaign underway at infirmaries and arrangements for masks, etc are being made, an official release said.Jammu, Feb 11 (UNI) Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Tuesday took stock of the water supply situation in various parts of Jammu region in view of the ongoing strike of Daily Wagers.
When Varuna Anand married Praveen and moved to his hometown in Jammu, she adopted the state and its traditions as her own.
Speaking at a session on Taliban and ISIS; influence in Kashmir at the Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh Friday, Dulat said: ;Although there was increased radicalisation in Kashmir, it is unlikely that ISIS will take roots in Kashmir.;But, talking to ThePrint after the session was over, Dulat said there could be isolated cases of Kashmiri locals getting influenced by the ISIS ideology. It needs to be etched very carefully what method the government adopts to contain such a possibility, he said.
A married Indian couple living in Moenchengladbach were sentenced by a German court on Thursday after admitting to spying on Sikh and Kashmiri communities for the Indian secret service.The couple, who are identified only by their first name and initials according to German law, admitted to having passed on information to intelligence services in a trial which began last month.
WhatsApp is once again in the news after it was noticed that Kashimiris (specifically, those people living in Kashmir) have started disappearing from group chats on the platform. Many users reported their concerns on social media given the current situation in the valley that has no Internet for over four months. WhatsApp has acknowledged the development in a statement to Gadgets 360, clarifying that the disappearance is due to the long inactivity of WhatsApp accounts. Some of the affected users are likely to permanently lose their account data, including chat logs, images, and videos, if they aren''t able to back up the data in 30 days from the deactivation.Many people this week began reporting that their Kashmiri contacts were suddenly leaving their WhatsApp groups en masse. This struck them as strange since Internet services are inaccessible in the Kashmir valley thanks to a blockade since the night of August 4, raising the question of how they were able to access the Internet to leave groups.
Srinagar, Dec 1 (UNI) The historic 86 km long Mughal road remained closed since November 6 due to accumulation of snow and slippery conditions while national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country was through for traffic.Srinagar, Dec 1 (UNI) The road, connecting border town of Machil and dozens of other far flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), reopened for traffic.
Amazon Prime Video is back with self censorship. The Jeff Bezos owned streaming service has removed an episode of CBS political drama Madam Secretary in India, which dealt with Hindu nationalism, and violence against Muslims and other minorities in India. Additionally, the episode also included the words India occupied Kashmir in a dialogue. Amazon declined to comment. Gadgets 360 has also reached out to CBS, and we will update this story when we hear back from them.
Srinagar, Nov 10 (UNI) Eid e Milad un Nabi, the birthday of Holy Prophet Muhammad, was on Sunday celebrated with religious fevour and gaiety in Kashmir valley, despite chilly weather conditions.Srinagar, Nov 10 (UNI) Border towns of Keran, Karnah and Machil and dozens of other villages near the Line of Control (LoC) remained cut off for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday due to accumulation of several feet of snow, slippery road conditions and threat of avalanches.
You May Also Like: 5 Best Submarines of All Time, 5 Best Aircraft Carriers of All Time, 5 Best Battleships of All Time and Worst Submarine of All Time. Key point: The world has many hotspots that could result into global warfare. The world has avoided war between major power war since 1945, even if the United States and the Soviet Union came quite close on several occasions during the Cold War. In the first two decades following the fall of the Berlin Wall, great power war seemed virtually unimaginable. Today, with China s power still increasing and Russia s rejection of the international order apparently complete, great power conflict is back on the menu. In what is slowly becoming a tradition here at TNI (see my predictions for 2017 and 2018) what are the most dangerous flashpoints to watch in 2019? The South China Sea: The South China Sea (SCS) has become wrapped into the growing trade clash between the United States and China. For now, that conflict is playing out in exchanges of heated rhetoric, tariffs and various other trade sanctions. The United States and Canada recently escalated the conflict by arresting an executive of the Chinese technology firm Huawei, which led to counter steps by China against Canadian citizens and U.S. firms. As of yet the United States and China have not drawn a tight connection between the trade war and the ongoing disputes in the SCS. However, as relations between the two countries deteriorate, one or the other might decide to escalate beyond dollars, words and legal filings. Indeed, if China and the United States conclude that their trade relationship (which has provided the foundation of global economic growth for the last two decades) is at substantial risk, and similarly conclude that further conflict is inevitable, then either might decide to take off the gloves in the SCS. Ukraine: The world remembered Ukraine when an incident at the passage into the Sea of Azov resulted in shots fired, a ramming and the detention of two Ukrainian patrol vessels. Whether instigated by Russia or Ukraine (and both governments appear to have played some part), the interception reignited tensions in a crisis that has smoldered for the last couple of years. The declaration of martial law by the Ukrainian government suggested the possibility of unrest in Ukraine. To be sure, Russia seems to lack any interest in disrupting the status quo ahead of the Ukrainian elections, while the Ukrainian government continues to lack the capacity to consequentially change facts on the ground. The upcoming elections will probably not change the basic equation, but could introduce uncertainty. Given the continuing tensions between Russia and the United States, even a small shift could threaten the uneasy balance that has held for the last several years, potentially throwing Eastern Europe into chaos. Persian Gulf: The perpetual political and military crisis in the Middle East has settled into an uneasy tedium. Economic pressure on Iran continues to increase, as the United States take ever more aggressive steps to curtail trade. The Saudi war on Yemen shows no signs of abating, and while the Syrian Civil War has dialed down to a low, slow burn, both the United States and Russia remain committed to their partners and proxies. But like any slow burn, the conflict could reignite. Political turmoil in Iran could destabilize the region, either pushing Iran into aggressive behavior or making the Islamic Republic a tempting target for its enemies. The tensions between Kurds, Turks, Syrians and Iraqis could break into open conflict at any time. Finally, the mercurial leader of Saudi Arabia has demonstrated time and again a proclivity for risk acceptance, even as whispers about the stability of the Kingdom grow louder. Given the strategic importance of the region, any instability could lead to conflict between the United States, Russia or even China. Korean Peninsula: It is undoubtedly correct that tensions on the Korean Peninsula have declined a great deal in the last year, as Kim Jong un has demonstrated a degree of forbearance regarding nuclear and ballistic missile tests, and President Donald Trump has toned down his rhetoric about confronting North Korea. And indeed, the prospects of an enduring peace are surely brighter now than at any time since the mid 1990s. And yet serious pitfalls remain. The president has staked his prestige on an agreement with North Korea, yet by most serious accounts North Korea has not suspended, or even slowed, its production of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. President Trump s advisors are aware of and unhappy about this fundamental contradiction. If Trump sours on Kim, if elements of the administration try to spoil any agreement, or if Kim sours on Trump, the relationship between Washington and Pyongyang could go sour very quickly. Moreover, neither China nor Japan are fully on board with reconciliation between South Korea and a fully nuclear North Korea, although their reasons for skepticism are quite different. All told, the situation in Korea remains much more dangerous than the most optimistic assessments would suggest. Unpredictable? As a colonel at the U.S. Army War College memorably phrased the problem, the United States has wrongly predicted every conflict since the Korean War. Why should we expect World War III will be any different? Great powers tend to devote diplomatic, military, and political resources to what they regard as the most serious conflicts on their plates. Less critical conflicts don t receive as much attention, meaning that they can sometimes grow into serious confrontations before anyone quite notices what s going on. Disruptive conflict could emerge in the Baltics, in Azerbaijan, in Kashmir or even in Venezuela, but the United States, China and Russia only have so much focus. If World War III comes about, it may well come from a completely unexpected direction. Final Thoughts: Is the world more dangerous today than it was a year ago? Perhaps not, although the decay of the relationship between China and the United States portends ill for the future. The flashpoints may change over time, but the fundamental foundations of conflict the decay of U.S. military hegemony and of the global international order that has accompanied it mean that the near future will likely become more hazardous than the recent past. Robert Farley, a frequent contributor to TNI, is a Visiting Professor at the United States Army War College. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. This first appeared at the beginning of the year. Image: Reuters. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
NCP president Sharad Pawar on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "doob maro" jibe directed at the Opposition in connection with scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and said there was no need to talk about bringing back the controversial provision.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday criticised the Congress over its stand on Article 370, saying its statements are being used by Pakistan against India and asked what kind of "chemistry" it shares with the neighbouring country.