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The recent indictment filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against an Indian national for an.....

The recent indictment filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against an Indian national for an assassination plot. It raises questions about the relationship between India and the U.S., as well as India's reputation as a consistent and credible power.

  • The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a 15-page indictment against an Indian national for attempting an assassination plot against a U.S.-based Khalistani separatist.

  • The accused, Nikhil Gupta, had communications with a serving senior Indian government intelligence officer and two men in the U.S. who were allegedly hired to kill the separatist.

  • The two U.S.-based men were actually working for U.S. law enforcement, indicating that American agents have been following the investigation since at least May.

  • The allegations raise questions about the extent of information sharing between the U.S. and India, and whether the Modi government has been honest about its knowledge of the plots.

  • If the government authorized the targeting of Sikh separatists, it implies a significant change in Indian policy that should be acknowledged.

  • If top officials were unaware of the plots, it suggests incompetence and rogue officers within the government.

  • The government needs to provide evidence to refute the allegations if they are unfounded.

  • The management of public messaging in this matter, particularly India's reaction to Canada versus the U.S., appears inconsistent.

  • The Indian government has set up a high-level inquiry committee to investigate the allegations made by the U.S.

  • The outcome of the inquiry could impact India's relationship with the U.S., as the White House expects India's full cooperation.

  • India should question the U.S. on why they are not extraditing a man facing terror charges to India.

  • The allegations made by the U.S. and Canada will also affect India's ties with other intelligence partner countries.

  • India's reputation as a consistent and credible power is at stake, and New Delhi must carefully consider its next steps in the case.

The ongoing Israeli-Hamas war and its implications for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It highlights the need for urgent resolution and the potential consequences of the war.

  • 1.3 million out of 2.3 million residents in Gaza have been displaced due to the Israeli-Hamas war.

  • Almost half of all homes in Gaza have been damaged or destroyed.

  • Israel is likely to win in military terms, but Hamas is likely to gain a greatly increased following among Arab populations, including in the occupied West Bank.

  • The Palestine Authority, ruling in the West Bank, has become unpopular and corrupt.

  • Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has failed to make progress towards establishing a Palestinian state and is perceived as collaborating with Israel.

  • The peace process is dead.

  • The Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, was condemned by the United Nations Secretary-General.

  • Israel has the right of self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter.

  • Israel has not reported its actions to the UN Security Council as required by Article 51.

  • Gaza's rate of death during Israel's assault is reported to be almost 15,000, with a majority of them being women and children.

  • The prevailing customary law of self-defense does not authorize the disproportionate or indiscriminate use of force against civilians.

  • After Hamas is subdued, there is a question of what will take its place in Gaza.

  • Some suggest that the Palestine Authority should take over administering the Gaza Strip, but Palestinians do not want this.

  • Holding fresh elections in Gaza and the West Bank under international supervision is the only available option.

  • The UN should deploy a peacekeeping contingent on the border between Gaza and Israel to ensure security for both sides.

  • The suffocating blockade of Gaza would be lifted.

  • The feasibility of a two-state solution is being discussed, but its viability is uncertain.

  • The West Bank, which was intended to be the basis for a Palestinian state according to the 1993 Oslo Accord, is now heavily populated by Israeli settlers.

  • The current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is unlikely to agree to a Palestinian state.

  • A reality check of the two-state proposal is needed to determine what is feasible and what is not.

  • Painful concessions, including land swaps, will be required for a lasting solution.

  • Israel should vacate its occupation of the West Bank to allow for a viable Palestinian state.

  • The new state should be demilitarized to address Israel's safety concerns.

  • Israel's neighboring Arab states should be engaged in the peace process, with the Abraham Accords providing a foundation.

  • Achieving peace between Israel and Palestine would undermine Iran's anti-Israel stance and weaken Hezbollah's threat to Israel.

  • The ongoing cycle of death, destruction, and misery in Israeli-Palestinian relations should be ended, and stable peace and security could be achieved in the Middle East.

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