India in Pakistan media Mar 30

Summary: Continuing the pattern of coverage of India, Pakistan media reported matters of military, foreign affairs which affect the balance of power, Kashmir, and Indian politics. A leader article in The News reported a positive image of coverage of Pakistan in Indian newspapers, which the Subaltern Media survey contradicts.

Total Stories: 16
Bilateral relations: 1
Bilateral trade: 2
Business & Economy: 4
Foreign Affairs: 2
Kashmir: 1
Indian media: 1
Military: 3
Politics: 2

Bilateral relations

Indian cyclists denied Pakistani visas
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
LAHORE: The Pakistani government has denied visas to the members of a cycling expedition promoting Pakistan-India peace. The expedition departed from India …

Bilateral Trade

Indo-Pak trade may touch $9bn
The News
ISLAMABAD: The trade between India and Pakistan could be as great as US$9 billion against the existing annual trade of $1 billion, the bulk of which is routed through Dubai, in case the existing barriers are lifted.

Open borders to benefit S Asian countries: WB
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
In the case of India and Pakistan, political tensions virtually closed official international trade between them. Trade opportunities available in the …

Business & Economy

Indo-Pak trade may touch $9bn
The News – International – Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The trade between India and Pakistan could be as great as US$9 billion against the existing annual trade of $1 billion, the bulk of which is …

BD to examine Tata’s $3bn investment proposal
The News – International – Pakistan
DHAKA: Bangladesh announced Thursday it would make a “detailed examination” of a proposed three-billion-dollar investment by India’s Tata group before …

Suspect monetary transactions: India to sign MoU with foreign …
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
NEW DELHI: India on Thursday cleared a proposal by the finance ministry to sign a memorandum of understanding with foreign countries which allows the …

ABN AMRO deal would make Barclays a big Asian player
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
Much of ABN’s staff is in its large consumer and commercial banking operations, particularly in increasingly important markets like China and India, …

Foreign Affairs

Australia could soften ban on uranium sales to India
Daily Times
CANBERRA: Australia is considering a shift in its refusal to sell uranium to India, which has not signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, Prime Minister John Howard said ahead of talks with New Delhi’s top nuclear envoy.

BD and India to restore train links after 40 years
Daily Times
DHAKA: Bangladesh and India will restore direct passenger train services after a gap of more than four decades, the government said on Thursday.

Indian Media

Comparing papers
The News
Coming to India after a passage of a few years, one is quite struck by recent trends in the Indian press: it is much more interested in Pakistani politics than the Pakistanis are in Indian politics. In the Pakistani media, India is covered exclusively in terms of its relationship with Pakistan

Kashmir

Resolution of Kashmir dispute: Javed Burki proposes trade …
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
This could be achieved within a sub-regional trade agreement involving India, Pakistan and Kashmir. Such an arrangement could be a corollary to SAFTA,” said …

Military

India plans naval war-games
Dawn
NEW DELHI, March 29: India is sending its largest warships for joint manoeuvres with China, Japan, Russia and the US where it will showcase its growing naval strength, officials said on Thursday….

India tests air-to-air missile
Dawn
NEW DELHI, March 29: India again test-fired its air-to-air missile Astra on Thursday from the interim test range in Chandipur-on-sea. Media reports quoting defence sources said it was the third test of the missile in five days….

India tests air-to-air missile
Daily Times
BHUBANESWAR: India on Thursday successfully test fired a domestically made air-to-air missile for the second time in four days, defence officials said.

Politics

Gujarat carnage — an overview
The News
Five years have past since the Gujarat carnage of February 28, 2002 which lasted over six months. The carnage followed the burning of S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express at Godhra on 27th February. It is a great mystery as to who set fire to S-6 or was it an accidental fire? Before even news spread a

Indian court rules against university quota for poor
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court suspended on Thursday a government policy to reserve more college places for lower castes, a plan that had sparked protests …

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