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US watching Kashmir election process, no major complaints Nov 22, 5:05 pm
Washington, Nov. 22 (ANI): American officials are keenly watching the political drama unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is running to claim the coveted prize of winning India's only Muslim-majority state. They are aware that if the BJP successfully completes its most ambitious and audacious project or comes close to the prize, the signal that it is the new national party would be unmistakable. US diplomats have learnt a quick lesson after the national elections where their analysis was a little behind the curve. But Kashmir also arouses worry in Washington -- it is seen as a "flash point" between India and Pakistan, an ever-simmering flame that can spark a confrontation. Pakistani visitors never fail to whip up exactly those sentiments among Americans with exaggerated accounts of alleged Indian army excesses and the desire among Kashmiris for "azadi." It so happens that Gen. Raheel Sharif, Pakistan's army chief, is currently on a six-day visit to the US, meeting officials at the Pentagon and the State Department. He has blamed India for the current spate of LOC firings, saying that his attention is being forcibly diverted from fighting terrorists on his eastern border. But blaming India for Pakistan's self-inflicted wounds doesn't sell as well in Washington as it used to. The constant misinformation campaign on Kashmir - best exemplified by the unmasking of ISI-fronted Kashmiri American Council and ISI-funded Ghulam Nabi Fai in 2011 - has taken a heavy toll on the credibility of Pakistani claims. US officials can see that the BJP is looming large on Kashmir this time with an effective strategy of making inroads over the past two years. But they are worried about BJP's stated desire to "debate," if not abolish Article 370, which gives the state a special status. Even though BJP leaders are trying hard to keep the 370 issue away from headlines this campaign season, the pot has been stirred. The first phase of voting for the 87-member State Assembly begins Nov. 25 and political dynamics are fluid to pin down. Only two things are sure: that the BJP won't join the Congress in a coalition and that the two main regional rivals, the National Conference and the PDP won't join each other. All other combinations are possible, especially with smaller parties, many of which were created recently, playing an important. They will be crucial in BJP's attempt to get the magic number of 44 since no matter how hard it tries; its appeal among Muslims in the valley is low. US analysts say that parties like the Kashmir Development Front, which has several former bureaucrats and academics, may be appealing to voters. KDF was created by Farooq Renzu Shah, who left the Congress Party saying he was disillusioned. Renzu, a bureaucrat who helped rebuild damaged shrines and big bridges when he was in government, is popular among the people. US officials say they see no major problems in the execution of the elections and the theme of development in Kashmir is just what the doctor ordered. They don't see the streets erupting if the BJP forms the government. The meeting between Modi and former separatist leader, Sajjad Lone, was seen as an especially interesting development. Vijay Sazawal, a Kashmir expert who is consulted widely by Washington opinion makers, said the mood in the valley and elsewhere has noticeably changed, mostly in favor of the BJP. He cited two factors - the apology by the Indian army for the shooting of a teenager and a young man on Nov. 3 and the sentencing by a military court of five soldiers, including two officers, to life imprisonment for the staged killing of three Kashmiri civilians in the Machil sector in 2010. The rare developments have been welcomed by Kashmiris whose wounds are deep and feelings raw. "It has helped greatly and the apology came after direct orders of the PMO not to fudge the issue. The people are happy that the army has been punished. People tell me that none of Modi's posters has been torn or defaced in the valley," says Sazawal, who regularly talks to people on the ground. He marveled at the strategic insights of BJP managers - Amit Shah and Ram Madhav - in making the right moves and saying the right things. He cited BJP's state unit vice-president, Ramesh Arora's declaration that Sufi Islam would prosper under BJP. This is clever messaging to those Muslims who are tired of terrorism and want the peaceful version of their religion to return home. The US government, struggling to contain the extreme strains of Islam as exemplified by ISIS, can hardly quarrel with promotion of Sufi Islam. Pakistan, the other player in the "dispute" doesn't raise confidence levels when it comes to dealing with or "managing" Wahabism, which it and Saudis have injected into India.
New IS beheading video shows 'hints of desperation, ' says analyst Nov 18, 12:49 pm
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): The latest beheading video released by the Islamic State (IS) featuring American hostage Peter Kassig, shows the terror group lashing out in fury "like a wounded animal" and exposes hints of "desperation," analysts said.
As IS withstands US-led air strikes, it may be plotting to take Baghdad, warn analysts Oct 6, 12:41 pm
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): The United States-led air strikes targeting the Islamic State (IS) may have prevented the group from advancing in Iraq but analysts suggest that the group may be ramping up operations designed to capture Baghdad one day, a report said.
Sino-Indian relations: What they portend? Sep 24, 3:53 pm
New Delhi, Sept.24 (ANI): When Narendra Modi took over power on 26th May this year, it was widely expected that the Modi government will give a new direction to the economy and the polity. Most of the analysts had expected foreign policy to take a back seat in the priorities of the new government.
New Delhi, Sept. 19 (ANI): Indian analysts on Friday welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to nominate former State Department official Richard Verma, an Indian-American, as the next U.S. ambassador to India.
New Delhi, Sept.18 (ANI): Shrikant Kondapalli, an expert on China affairs, today expressed his concern about the fresh Chinese incursion into Indian territory, and claimed that this could be a message given by the Chinese troops to its President, Xi Jinping, that no fruitful discussion on the boundary issue be held with the Indian leadership during his official trip.
Researchers develop system to detect malware in smartphones Sep 11, 3:20 pm
Madrid, Sep 11 (ANI): Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a system that helps security analysts in detecting malware in smartphones wherein many apps are analyzed to protect markets and users.
Washington, Sep 09 (ANI): Experts say that a 10-nation group gathered by the US to fight Islamic State in Syria and Iraq may not be able to defeat the extremist group without the help of Middle East nations surrounding the IS' self declared caliphate.
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Analysts say that the World Wide Web is running out of space and Online giants now face the risk of going into meltdown in the future as a result.
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Analysts are concerned that US President Barack Obama's authorization of air strikes in Iraq may not be sufficient to control the incessant al Qaeda-inspired militancy in the volatile country.
Apple's profits fail to meet expectations as iPad sales plummet Jul 23, 1:07 pm
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company's sales had met internal projections even as the tech giant's total profit, reportedly 7.75 billion dollars in the third fiscal quarter, did not meet analysts' predictions.
London, July 18 (ANI): Search engine giant, Google has reportedly seen a 22 percent raise in revenue and 6 percent in profits from last year.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): As the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airline plane deepens, analysts are seeking answers to their question that who has satellite data that shaped the search for MH370 and why hasn't it been released to the public.
JP Morgan CEO may exit bank amid growing problems May 12, 5:38 pm
New York, May 12 (ANI): Analysts are reportedly of the view that the CEO of JPMorgan, a leading financial services firm, may soon seek exit.
Twitter shares drop 11% in wake of slowdown in user growth Apr 30, 3:42 pm
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Twitter shares have reportedly dropped by 11 percent due to the slowdown of user generation, defying analysts' predictions.
Analysts predict flat growth of Apple sales this quarter Apr 22, 2:49 pm
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Analysts predict Apple is unlikely to show any intermittent growth when it released its second quarter results.
How Chelsea's pregnancy could affect Hillary's presidential bid Apr 21, 3:19 pm
Washington, Apr. 21 (ANI): Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy announcement has triggered a wave of assumptions and speculations among political analysts, who believe that the news could prove to be a game changer for Hillary Clinton.
Google shares fall after company misses Q1 profit estimates Apr 17, 11:03 am
Washington, Apr. 17 (ANI): Google's shares dropped nearly six percent in after-hours trading after the tech company's first-quarter profit missed analysts' expectations.
Nadella wins praises for first public appearance as CEO Mar 30, 12:00 pm
Washington, Mar. 30 (ANI): Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella's first public appearance was given a thumbs up by analysts, as the company unveiled Office for iPad.
Blackberry's Q4 losses lower than market expectations Mar 29, 11:34 am
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Blackberry's fourth quarter results show that the company has reportedly incurred loss smaller than what analysts had predicted.
Washington, Mar. 28 (ANI): The search area for the missing Malaysia Airline passenger jet in the southern Indian Ocean has been reportedly shifted after analysts pointed that the plane was travelling faster than previously estimated.
New Delhi, Mar.20 (ANI): Experts, observers and analysts attending a three-day seminar titled "Transformations in West Asia - The Next Steps, have opined that India should not take a backseat in further developing its relations with West Asia and the extended neighbourhood, namely nations who are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Analysts say jury still out on sense of Facebook-WhatsApp $19bn deal Feb 21, 11:38 am
Washington, Feb. 21 (ANI): After the initial sticker shock, market analysts and investors have been trying to make sense of the multi billion dollar acquisition deal between Facebook and WhatsApp and are cautiously optimistic of the future of the two companies.
12 out of 15 top data using countries are on Android: Analysis Feb 19, 1:26 pm
Washington, Feb. 19 (ANI): Android is reportedly emerging as the originating platform for app data generation with 12 out of top 15 data generators using Android devices, according to analysts.
Apple iPad Pro, Office for iPad still happening, say analysts Feb 18, 11:13 am
Washington, Feb. 18 (ANI): Speculations about Apple's latest iPads have been doing the rounds for a long time, with the latest pointing to a high possibility of the flagship tablets coming with Microsoft Office app.
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