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India: Video Surfaces Claiming to Show Soldier ‘Manhandling’ Anti-Modi Voter

A video disseminated this week by the former chief minister of the disputed New Delhi-administered Kashmir region purportedly shows an Indian Border Security Force (BSF) commander manhandling a local man for refusing to cast a vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Indian election parties hit by TV and funding clampdown

India-Pakistan Tensions: Deadly Clashes in Kashmir, Warplane Confrontations

Tensions between nuclear-armed regional foes New Delhi and Islamabad have intensified in recent days, triggering more deadly clashes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and prompting the Indian Air Force to scramble its warplanes to tackle four jets flown by Pakistan near their mutual border.

Kashmiri villagers inspect a damaged house after a gun battle in Hajin village, north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, March 22, 2019. Indian security forces killed five militants and an 11-year-old hostage in three separate clashes in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, police and the army said Friday. (AP …

India Vows Further Action Against Pakistan for Kashmir Attack

A top Indian official on Tuesday suggested New Delhi is planning to take more military action against Pakistan in retaliation for the terrorist attack in the disputed region of Kashmir controlled by India that triggered reciprocal air operations by the two nuclear-armed neighbors earlier this year and prompted concerns of another war between the two rivals.

Kashmir 'fake news' barrage raises fears for India elections

Report: India Blasts Pakistan’s Crackdown on Extremists as ‘Inadequate’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration is expected to tell Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat during his visit to New Delhi on Monday that the recent crackdown by the Sunni kingdom’s ally Pakistan against its domestic Islamic extremists remains “inadequate,” the Economic Times (ET) reports.

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China Claims Credit for Helping Defuse India-Pakistan Tensions

China argued on Friday that it played a “constructive role” in de-escalating simmering tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan that last week triggered concerns of another war between the two neighbors over the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir, home to competing territorial claims by Beijing, Islamabad, and New Delhi.

Modi and Imran bask after 'good' Kashmir crisis

Top U.S. Gen. Confirms Pakistan Taking Action Against Jihadi Havens

Pakistan is beginning to combat terrorist havens on its soil after years of refusing to do so, a top U.S. commander told lawmakers on Thursday as Islamabad intensified its efforts against banned domestic Islamic extremist groups, seizing 182 religious schools and arresting more than 100 suspected terrorists.

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Pakistan Begins Promised Crackdown on Militants, India Skeptical

The government of Pakistan announced on Tuesday it has commenced a promised crackdown on Islamist militants, detaining dozens of suspects – including members of the group that attacked an Indian convoy last month – and implementing policies that should make it easier to seize the assets of banned organizations. Indian officials expressed skepticism that this crackdown will be more effective than any of Pakistan’s previous efforts to control terrorism after intense international pressure.

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Pakistan Claims It Shot Down Two Indian Warplanes, Captured Pilots

The conflict between India and Pakistan in Kashmir apparently escalated significantly overnight, as Pakistan claims it shot down two Indian warplanes, captured two pilots, and conducted six airstrikes against ground targets on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LOC). As with Tuesday’s Indian airstrikes on Pakistani territory, both sides dispute many of the details of these aerial engagements.

An Indian Air Force officer along with others inspects the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb.27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

World View: Generational Dynamics 2019 Forecast: The Camel Versus the Can

Contents: Generational Dynamics 2019 Forecast: The Camel versus the Can; Separatist violence in India’s Kashmir and Jammu; The Mideast – increasing ethnic and secular tensions; Russia’s existential threats to Ukraine; North Korea continues nuclear weapons development; China continues to prepare for war; Preparations for a global pandemic; Stock market bubble continues; U.S. debt continues to become increasingly unsustainable; The future of Generational Dynamics

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Veteran Journalist Gunned Down in Kashmir

52-year-old journalist Shujaat Bukhari — founder and editor of the English-language daily paper Rising Kashmir — was reportedly murdered by three motorcycle-riding gunmen outside his office in the city center of Lal Chowk on Thursday evening.

Kashmiri men carry coffin of Shujaat Bukhari, the slain editor-in-chief of the Srinagar based English language daily newspaper Rising Kashmir, during his funeral procession at Kreeri, 40 Kilometres (25 miles) from Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, June 15, 2018. The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Indian authorities to investigate …