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WSJ: India Update: Update: Pakistan: India Is No Longer Top Threat. August 17th., 2010

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August 17, 2010 --  Pakistan: India Is No Longer Top Threat Pakistan's main spy agency now considers homegrown Islamist militants, rather than India, the greatest threat to national security?a shift in one of the most bitter neighborly rivalries in modern history. U.S. Alarmed at China Buildup The Pentagon said China was expanding its advantage over Taiwan and investing heavily in ballistic and cruise missile capabilities that could one day pose a challenge to U.S. dominance in the western Pacific. Defense Chief Gates Plans to Step Down Defense Secretary Gates plans to step down next year, a move that would take away a powerful voice on U.S. policy on Afghanistan and cast doubt on recently announced plans to cut the Pentagon budget. Karzai to Ban Foreign Security Firms Afghan President Karzai plans to issue a decree disbanding all private security companies within four months, catching U.S.-led coalition officials by surprise.     India Real Time Indi

WSJ : India Update.- Stalking by cell phone

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    August 5, 2010 -- 12:00 p.m. Stalking by Cellphone GPS tracking technology used by many phone companies has unexpectedly made it easier for spousal abusers to track their victims. Fourth in a series. Karzai Targets U.S.-Backed Task Forces Karzai stepped up tensions with the U.S. by asserting control over two U.S.-backed anticorruption task forces, ordering a handpicked committee to review all their investigations. U.S., Hanoi in Nuclear Talks The State Department and Vietnam are in nuclear talks in a deal that would let Hanoi enrich its own uranium, sparking criticism on Capitol Hill. U.N. Warns of Pakistan Food Shortage The United Nations warned that a food shortage could threaten the lives of thousands of people trapped in floodwater in northwestern Pakistan as six U.S. army helicopters joined the relief effort. Tata Succession Search Shapes Up India's Tata Group formed a special committee to find a successor to Chairman Ratan Tata, who plans

WSJ : India Update.- Border Crossing Gives Visitors a Kick.. August 2nd. 2010

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August 2, 2010 -- 12:00 p.m. Border Crossing Gives Visitors a Kick India and Pakistan are clashing about toning down an overly hostile and bizarre gate-closing ceremony that takes place between the countries' border guards every day at sunset. An Indian Titanic Sails Into the City Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, in New York to promote his new film, found many reasons to love the city during a recent meal in Midtown. U.A.E. Puts the Squeeze on BlackBerry The U.A.E. will suspend BlackBerry services in the country starting Oct. 11 after the government said last week the device was a potential threat to national security. Deadly Floods Ravage Pakistan At least 1,100 people have been killed as floods spread across northwestern Pakistan, and rescuers struggled to reach thousands more who are trapped. Graham: Afghan Funding Faces Risks Republicans and Democrats could join in an "unholy alliance" to push to end funding for the war in Afghanista