Despite holding sizable territory, China has stayed away from the Kashmir dispute, leaving India and Pakistan to have it out among themselves. However, by supporting Pakistan and criticising India, China appears to have lost that neutrality.
Until recently, Pakistani PM Imran Khan was being hailed as a hero at home for having convinced the US president that Kashmir was a ‘flashpoint’ in urgent need of ministration. But India’s Kashmir moves put Pakistan in a spot.
In The Subcontinental Menu this week, read why dozen of women employees in Faridabad took maternity leave 3-4 times a year; and what happened when the obituary of a cat appeared in newspaper's classifieds.
India and Pakistan have not played any bilateral series since January 2013, but will face off in the marquee clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford, Manchester. It is one of the several meetings between the arch-rivals in the multilateral events