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Modi terms Pakistan as ‘mothership of terrorism’, asks BRICS leaders to take actions against it

Modi Speaks with BRICS leaders

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a meeting with fellow BRICS leaders on Sunday in Goa urged them to take a strong united stand against the “mothership of terrorism” in the South Asian region, in a thinly veiled reference to Pakistan. Modi said a country in India’s neighbourhood held links to “terror modules” around the world, which BRICS ─ a bloc consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa ─ should strongly condemn. “In our region, terrorism poses a grave threat to peace, security and development.” “Tragically the mothershipRead More


China says willing to discuss ‘possibilities’ with India on nuclear group

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BEIJING: China is willing to discuss “possibilities” with India on its bid to become a fully fledged member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, holding out an olive branch ahead of a summit in India. India last month said it had held “substantive” talks with China on its attempt to join the NSG, a 48-member grouping of countries that trades in civil nuclear technology. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is campaigning to join the NSG to back a multi-billion-dollar drive to build nuclearRead More


US Pakistan F-16 deal and the rut of history

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By Adnan Yousaf  US-Pakistan F-16 deal expired when United States refused to hand over eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan at the subsidised rate of $270 million and asked Pakistan to make the full payment for the aircraft from its national resources. Though Pakistan was in dire need of these aircraft for counter-terrorism operations, it chose not to pay $699 million for the aircraft which were previously financed through the US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) programme partially. And US, despite of knowing Pakistan’s need for these jets in the ongoing warRead More


Ukraine condemns terrorist attack on Charsadda University, says Ambassador

ISLAMABAD, JAN 25: Ambassador of Ukarian Vovodymyr Lakomov addressing a  press confenrece at the Embassy  on
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By Adnan Yousaf ISLAMABAD, 26 JAN, (DNA) – Ukraine has condemned the terror attack on a Pakistani educational institution,Bacha Khan University Charsadda in possible strong words and extends its condolences to the bereaved families of the victims. Ambassador of Ukraine in Pakistan Vovodymyr Lokomov said this during a press conference the other day. Speaking on the behalf of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the ambassador said that Pakistan was a country facing civil war and internal instability since long and we can better understand its situation as we have been passing throughRead More