Monday, October 19, 2009

'Pak using jihadi elements to destabilise India'

"It (Pakistan) has been one of actually using jihadi militants as an instrument of destabilisation in both Afghanistan and India. And we think that's wrong," _____Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pakistan is responsible for terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir

Blaming Pakistan for continuing its support to militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, Mr. Chidambaram said: “They [Pakistan] are training and brainwashing the youth to create mayhem in India, and there is no let-up in their support to militancy.” However, thanks to the tremendous work done by security forces, there was a marked change in the security scenario, he said. The number of violent incidents in the first nine months this year stood at 395, the lowest during the period in the past 8-9 years, he said.
He attributed the violence in the State to infiltration from across the international border and the Line of Control. Better systems to check infiltration had been put in place, and consequently there was a dip in the violence.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

US President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his calls to reduce the world's stockpile of nuclear weapons and working for world peace.

The first African-American to hold the country's highest office, Obama has called for disarmament and worked to restart the stalled Middle East peace process since taking office in January.

Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize less than a year after he took office with the jury hailing his "extraordinary" diplomatic efforts on the international stage.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee hailed the US president for ``his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.''

The prize worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.4 million) will be handed over in Oslo on December 10.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

US will target al-Qaida wherever it takes roots: Obama

"It should now be clear. The United States and our partners have sent an unmistakable message: We will target al-Qaida wherever they take root; we will not yield in our pursuit and we are developing the capacity and the cooperation to deny a safe haven to any one who threaten America and its allies," Obama said in his remarks at the National Counter terrorism Centre in McLean, Virginia.

Obama observed that it is not enough to destroy the network of al-Qaida but the militant outfit should be wiped out completely to build a safe future.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pak would change its attitude if US leaves Afghanistan: McCain

I guarantee you, if we send the signal to Pakistan that we're leaving, I can only imagine the adjustments that will be made in Pakistan -- Pakistani government's behaviour, including the ISI if they think we're leaving.