Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to boost the popularity of the Bharatiya Janata Party by harping on national security issues and decades-old disputes with nuclear rival Pakistan. Will it help the party earn electoral dividends?
UN blacklists leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad, based and proscribed in Pakistan, on its list of global terrorists as China lifts objections. India hails decision, but Pakistan says listing approved after Kashmir dispute was de-linked from the group.
Is the Indian strike inside Pakistan an escalation towards war or is it a move that seeks to satisfy the Indian public's demand for revenge?
Violence in Kashmir does not take place within a vacuum, and the Indian government will only aggravate it further if it does not concede that its root causes lie in its treatment of Kashmiris.
While announcing the decision to lift the travel ban on Cyril Almeida, Pakistan's Interior Ministry statement warns other journalists to "counter negative propaganda of the enemies of state".
Pakistan's press is vibrant, but rights activists say reporting on national security issues is heavily controlled.
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