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Salman Bashir

Salman Bashir is a Pakistani diplomat who served as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan and as High Commissioner of Pakistan to India.
Twitter: @Salman_B_PK

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India choking from coronavirus: Solidarity and international assistance

The scale, rapidity and lethality of the double mutant COVID-19 virus now circulating in India is causing fatalities and sufferings of an unprecedented magnitude.

May 02, 2021

A new warmth emerges in Russia-Pakistan relations

The two-day visit of the foreign minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, to Islamabad last week marked an important milestone in the development of Pakistan-Russia relations.

April 11, 2021

China-Pakistan relations and the essence of a continuing friendship

Pakistan and China are young states with deep civilizational roots and a history of mutually enriching interactions that span several millenniums.  Reviving the Silk Road has been a common yearning of the two people, with a view to resurrecting a golden age of multi-faceted cooperation.

March 04, 2021

Year-end impressions about the region: Pakistan, India and China

As 2020 draws to a close, it will be scripted by history as the year of the pandemic-- a transformational year which disrupted normal life and amplified fault lines in politics, economy and governance the world over.

December 27, 2020

Pakistan-India: Prospects of talks or tactical messaging

Pakistan-India relations touched a new low in 2019. In February, India attempted a military riposte using airpower against Pakistan at Balakot following a suicide attack by an indigenous Kashmiri, Adil Dar, on an Indian army convoy in Pulwama.

October 16, 2020