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    Azad Kashmir claim on Gilgit Baltistan

    Oh dear. I will have to reproduce my responses from other places to fit the discussion here. Eftsoons, m'Lud.
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    India reached out to Pakistan for talks - revelations from NSA to PM Imran Khan in an interview

    LOL. That parched irony reflects physical debility rather than a refinement of sensibility. I have to get my points across quickly, before I cave in. We will know only when the thumbscrews are removed, and he is finally returned.
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    Urdu is not our language: Mahmood Khan Achakzai in PDM's Karachi gathering.

    Like most languages, Urdu was never 'brought forth'; it evolved on its own, and its name reflects the origins of the patois that became a language. Second, there were cogent reasons why it became rooted amongst the 'populace', whatever that term is supposed to convey in the 11th century. The...
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    Azad Kashmir claim on Gilgit Baltistan

    The elephant in the room is that the princely state of J&K was a construction, an artificial construction like many other states, of the Dogra rulers of Jammu. Therefore to claim at one stroke both that the authority of the Maharaja was superseded by the Azad Kashmir government, and that the...
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    Does Indian Army have a caste problem?

    I am concerned about your health. Please stop holding your breath - immediately.
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    Featured IAF's Fanciful Ambitions Now Risk Exceeding India's Declining Defence Budget

    Your messages confirm my suspicions about your not having received a complete education. Columbus called the people of colour whom he met 'Indians', because he thought he had discovered India. Please don't post crap.
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    Featured IAF's Fanciful Ambitions Now Risk Exceeding India's Declining Defence Budget

    What a total idiot innocent. Even a fake like Paritosh deserves better.
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    India reached out to Pakistan for talks - revelations from NSA to PM Imran Khan in an interview

    ....drones, guard towers, keep them out. Right, go ahead. Nobody would welcome it more than Indian border guards. Nobody would welcome it less than the hapless managers of the Pakistani economy. I love the way that you use the word 'snakes' sitting in the corner that tried repeatedly to win...
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    India reached out to Pakistan for talks - revelations from NSA to PM Imran Khan in an interview

    There are those among us who remember how a highly-placed Pakistani special envoy (Sartaj Aziz) waved around a supposed dossier on Indian intelligence activity in Balochistan, after Manmohan Singh had been tricked into accepting that it was a point for discussion. Immediately, Pakistan converted...
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    India reached out to Pakistan for talks - revelations from NSA to PM Imran Khan in an interview

    Possible. And what was the Pakistani response? It was, correctly stated, to refuse. If your intention is to refuse, what does it matter why you refuse? There was not even the slightest effort to call Modi's bluff by agreeing to talks. Not much to choose between the two stances. I can only...
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    India reached out to Pakistan for talks - revelations from NSA to PM Imran Khan in an interview

    Do we have a single example of this having been done in the seven decades that we have for our study and examination? Or are we supposed to believe that everything has changed, once and for all, and through some miracle?
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    India reached out to Pakistan for talks - revelations from NSA to PM Imran Khan in an interview

    Projection is a well-studied, and well-understood psychological malaise. So we now brush under the carpet the over six decades of constant active and passive provocation, and constant and dangerous adventurism by the Pakistani establishment. Right, and we can feed the whole world by mining the...
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    India reached out to Pakistan for talks - revelations from NSA to PM Imran Khan in an interview

    Nothing to do with the status quo has been disturbed; changes in internal Indian administration measures has nothing to do with the UNO or with claimants such as Pakistan and China. This is in the highest degree unlikely. Mere loud and boisterous claims, in sharp contrast to the...
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    India reached out to Pakistan for talks - revelations from NSA to PM Imran Khan in an interview

    What has been tried, unsuccessfully, for 72 years is unlikely to succeed now. Anybody with any sense of reality will understand that nothing has changed, other than Pakistan's increasingly poor image, with only Turkey and Malaysia and Big Brother as its allies, and the increasing lack of...
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    India reached out to Pakistan for talks - revelations from NSA to PM Imran Khan in an interview

    Well, that's changed, at least for Republic TV. Not for Pakistani guests and the discourtesy to them, but for similar outrages on Indian citizens. They are in the doo-doo, up to their ears, and resentment and irritation pent up for months is finding expression. Karma is ......what it is. ALL...
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