Since the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai, the estrangement in India-Pakistan relations has deepened. Although Pakistan strongly condemned the attacks, the investigations from both the countries have proved that the terrorists and the mastermind of the attack were intruding from the Pakistani soil. Though the evidence was very clear against the perpetrators, Pakistan’s inability to bring the perpetrators to justice further extends the vacuum of India and the Pak relationship.

Relations between India and Pakistan have been complex due to a number of historical and political events. Relations between the two states have been defined by the violent partition of British India in 1947, the Kashmir conflict, nuclear arsenals in ready mode, the numerous military conflicts fought between the two nations and regular cross fires at the LOC (essentially to terrorize the besieged Kashmiris on either side). Consequently, even though the two South Asian nations share linguistic, cultural, geographic, and economic links, their relationship has been plagued by hostility and suspicion.

For India, wasting huge resources on joint cricket exercises, cricket matches are more important than the government budgets that are approached with usual ease.

At the outset one crucial issue should be stressed right here. The caste factor among Hindu voters still plays key in Indian politics and this would play out fully in regional polls, more than the national parliamentary election. Indian elections are mind-bogglingly complex. Economic class, ethnicity, regional identity, religion - sometimes even politics - all play a role. But the key factor is still caste.

India has coherently considered West Asia (WA) as its near neighborhood additionally shared brotherly affinity. The historic conventional bonds go back to 3000 years in the form of commerce, culture, religion and kinship, which endures. Since the invention of Oil ‘black gold’ – the gulf region became of strategic important. Hence, the relations among India and the United Arab Emeritus (UAE) adhere become great significance.

The EU Refugee crisis can not be effectively tackled without addressing the root problems. Why the unique higher education program for development in conflict zones with or without internet connectivity is the key to stop refugee flow? Is this the cheapest, most effective and most durable way to eventually reverse the trend by stabilizing the sending countries for a longer run?

The blood flowed down the arteries of the martyrs whose sacrifices are commemorated every year in Indian occupied Kashmir. These martyrs showed the path to the people as to how the stigma of oppression and occupation could be removed and overcome.

The great powers particularly the de-jure status holders under the NPT framework that only confers the nuclear status to those states who acquired the technology prior to 1968 and leaves no further room for others who were unable in the aforementioned timeframe and yet their persistent efforts for the acquisition of nuclear capability labels them as rogue states.

Almost fifteen years has passed since the initiation of the Afghan war and yet the Taliban pose a larger threat today than at the beginning of the conflict. They are on the verge of taking over the entire Helmand province.

The geopolitical, geostrategic and the economic, significance of the Asia-Pacific region makes it an apple of everybody’s eye involving many powers struggling for the dominance of this region.

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