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India needs to prepare for short and long-term standoffs: IAF


New Delhi: The current geopolitical situation necessitates India, which has ongoing border disputes with both China and Pakistan, to prepare its armed forces for both short- and long-term stand-offs, Indian Air Force chief V R Chaudhari said. He said that the IAF's recent experiences as well as the evolving geopolitical scenario mandate the force to be...

Pak experts skeptical about back-channel talks with India


Islamabad: Pakistani experts are skeptical about backchannel talks with India even as mediator UAE sets sights on developing a “healthy, functional relationship” between the two neighboring countries, according to reports. India and Pakistan’s bilateral relations have a fair share of ups and downs. Most recently, the two countries agreed to observe a ceasefire along the Line...

Pakistan ready to talk if India revisits some decisions: Qureshi


Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the country would be happy to hold talks on all the differences with India and seek their resolution through dialogue if the latter shows its willingness to revisit its unilateral decisions taken on August 5, 2019, which resulted in the abrogation of Articles 370 and...

Pakistan denies backchannel talks with India


Islamabad: Pakistan has stopped short of categorically denying its involvement in some kind of backchannel talks with India though Islamabad has been insisting publicly that New Delhi should create an “enabling environment” for “meaningful dialog”. Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry at the weekly press briefing was asked by several journalists about reported backchannel talks with...