02 Apr 2019

Pakistan, India trade fire in disputed Kashmir: 7 people die

After a month of relative calm, tensions between India and Pakistan escalated again this week, with both countries exchanging fire in Kashmir, a region divided between the countries, but fully claimed by both. The two countries blamed each other for once again breaking the fragile ceasefire, as a result of

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28 Mar 2019

India Joins Space ‘Super League’ As It Shoots Down a Satellite for the First Time

Less than a month before the Indian general elections, the country has shot down one of its own satellites as part of a test of its anti-satellite weapons systems. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who aims to be reelected, said that the successful test “made India a much stronger nation.”

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05 Mar 2019

Pakistan makes it easier to go after assets of U.N.-sanctioned militants

Pakistan on Monday announced that it has updated its approach to militant groups so that it will be easier for the government to implement sanctions imposed on individuals and groups by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The government also said that it is working to close “loopholes” to make

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05 Mar 2019

Trump targets India and Turkey in trade crackdown

Just as the US-China trade war seems to be coming to an end with both countries working to finalize a new trade agreement, the US government has announced significant unilateral changes in its trade relations with India and Turkey. US President Trump stated that his administration is ending the preferential

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04 Mar 2019

Crisis may be easing, but nuclear threat still hangs over India and Pakistan

While tensions between Indian and Pakistan have somewhat decreased since last week, this does not mean the Kashmir crisis is over. In fact, the threat of war between the two nuclear powers remains very real. On Friday, Pakistan released an Indian pilot it captured earlier last week, after the pilot

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28 Feb 2019

Looming behind the India-Pakistan tensions: Two growing nuclear arsenals

The escalating tensions between India and Pakistan give rise to the very real possibility of a limited war between two countries with nuclear weapons. On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the Indian government in a public statement asking: “With the weapons you have and the weapons we have,

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27 Feb 2019

Pakistan says it shot down two Indian jets as Kashmir border crisis deepens

Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated further on Wednesday as Pakistan’s air force allegedly downed two Indian fighter jets over Kashmir, a region divided between the countries, but fully claimed by both. Pakistan also said it arrested one of the Indian pilots and even distributed video footage of the

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26 Feb 2019

India Claims Airstrikes in Pakistan After Deadly Kashmir Attack

The Indian military on Tuesday launched airstrikes on Pakistani territory as tensions between the countries keep on rising. The already sour relations between the two countries have recently taken a turn for the worse after a suicide attack in Kashmir killed 42 members of India’s Central Reserve Police Force were

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25 Feb 2019

5 dead in Kashmir, shops stage boycott of crackdown by India

Amidst rising tensions in Kashmir, a Sunday gunbattle between Indian government forces and local rebels resulted in the death of an Indian soldier, an Indian police officer and 3 rebels. Since a recent suicide attack in Kashmir carried out by a member of Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) killed 42 members

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22 Feb 2019

India again threatens to restrict flow of river water to Pakistan as tension builds

The Indian government “has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan.” The announcement, made by India’s minister of transport and water resources, comes in the midst of increasing tensions between India and Pakistan over a recent suicide attack in Kashmir that killed over 40 members

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