From: Sanjeev Nayyar
Yes. It's costly for Pakistan to maintain this competition, but they view defeat very differently. They don't view it in terms of territory lost or value of territory or number of lives lost. They view defeat as that moment when they can no longer resist India. They are like an international insurgent.
My take – My cousin who has lived in the U.S. for over 30 years says travel in the hinterland to see real poverty, do not get swayed by big towns which most Indians visit. Wish the U.S. Churches that remit app a billion dollars every year into India to help poor India focused on the poor back home.
5. Peace process suspended after Yadav arrest 8.4.16 http://tribune.com.pk/story/1080952/ties-with-india-peace-process-seemingly-suspended-after-yadavs-arrest-front-page/
6. How can Pakistan counter India's growing military might 8.4.16 by naveen ahmed http://tribune.com.pk/story/1080542/analysis-what-can-pakistan-do-right-in-the-face-of-indias-growing-military-might/
'The $3 billion INS Arihant - strategic vessel that cleared all sea trials is definitely worrisome for Pakistan as it gives Delhi assured second-strike capability in a nuclear standoff.
The current spending of $9.5 billion does not help maintain a balance of power to preserve the status quo. The Modi government has aggressively pursued a policy of encircling and isolating Pakistan. The recent arrests of over a dozen spies allegedly affiliated with RAW have heightened the existing mistrust.
My take – 2 bogies created by the Pakis. One is Yadav arrest. Two is India's growing might. Aggression is the best form of defence mostly Pakistan policy. India has failed to communicate effectively on stockpiling of weapons by Pakistan and Chinese role in Pak Nuclear program.
7. Vietnam protests China's deployment of drilling rig off the Tonkin Gulf 8.4.16 http://english.vov.vn/politics/vietnam-protests-chinas-deployment-of-drilling-rig-off-the-tonkin-gulf-316688.vov
'Commenting on China's construction of a lighthouse on Subi reef in Vietnam's Truong Sa archipelago, the official said, "Once again, Vietnam has sufficient legal and historical evidence of its undisputed sovereignty over the Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagoes. China's action seriously violates Vietnam's sovereignty over Truong Sa, which is illegal and invalid.'
8. Tourist visit S.China Sea islands 7.4.16 http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/977615.shtml