India & Pakistan

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Print edition : September 16, 2016

Home Minister Rajnath Singh with the Indian delegation at the first working session of the SAARC Home/Interior Ministers' meet in Islamabad on August 4. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering his Independence Day address from the Red Fort in Delhi. Photo: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP

Pakistan Prime Mjnister Nawaz Sharif. Photo: Ishara S. KODIKARA/AFP

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Pakistan's Interior Minister. Photo: B.K. Bangash/AP

The site of the bomb blast at the government hospital in Quetta on August 8 in which more than 70 persons, most of them lawyers, were killed. Photo: BANARAS KHAN/AFP

Tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours escalate as India’s Prime Minister brings up the issue of “large-scale human rights violations in Balochistan” and Pakistan urges the international community to push for a plebiscite in Kashmir.
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