Tag: Belt and Road initiative

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  • Act East Policy under the shadow of BRI

    Act East Policy under the shadow of BRI

    For the success of our Act East Policy the key happens to be Myanmar having a common border with Arunachal, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram.

    May 20, 2019
  • China slams terror attack in Pakistan

    China slams terror attack in Pakistan

    Three gunmen stormed the Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar on Saturday, killing four hotel workers and one Navy official.

    May 13, 2019
  • India likely to again boycott China’s Belt and Road Forum this month

    India likely to again boycott China’s Belt and Road Forum this month

    Asked if China had asked India to participate in the forum to be held this month, the source did not give a straight reply but stated that Beijing had been requesting New Delhi to reconsider its decision.

    April 6, 2019
  • Sushma Swaraj proposes air freight corridor between India and Central Asia

    Sushma Swaraj proposes air freight corridor between India and Central Asia

    Swaraj informed the gathering that Iran was holding the Chabahar Day International Conference on February 26 at the Chabahar port to introduce to the invited delegations the capacities of the port.

    January 13, 2019
  • China junks report of secret plan to build fighter jets in Pak trade corridor

    China junks report of secret plan to build fighter jets in Pak trade corridor

    The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China's Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.

    December 22, 2018
  • Imran’s fate hinges on economic showing

    Imran’s fate hinges on economic showing

    Pakistan has requested for a $12 billion help because its economy is in a shambles. The foreign exchange reserve is at $7.3 billion whereas a dollar itself buys 140 Pakistani Rupees. The monthly trade deficit is at $1.7 billion.

    December 21, 2018
  • Latter-day Silk Route~I

    Latter-day Silk Route~I

    If BRI does materialise, it will usher in a paradigm shift in the regional power dynamics for a long time to come. Whether India stands on the right side of that shift will depend entirely on how we as a nation are able to comprehend, visualise and position ourselves in the whole matrix of competitive and cooperative interactions with China.

    December 10, 2018
  • India, Russia, Iran negotiating transport corridor to enhance trade

    India, Russia, Iran negotiating transport corridor to enhance trade

    The new shipment passage, International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), is set to connect the Indian Ocean to the Persian Gulf through Iran to Russia and Europe.

    December 2, 2018
  • The Apec fizzle

    The Apec fizzle

    The worthies who had gathered at Papua New Guinea over the weekend have agreed to disagree. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit has failed, a collective failure that has been underlined by the inability to agree on a communique. This is said to be the first time in its history that a joint communique has …

    November 21, 2018
  • Lobsang Sangay accuses China of spreading rumours about Tibet on social media

    Lobsang Sangay accuses China of spreading rumours about Tibet on social media

    Sangay cautioned the Tibetans that providing information about citizens of your country to another country is a crime while referring to the Tibetan man in Sweden who was charged with espionage in April 2018.

    November 20, 2018
  • India, US, Japan, Australia hold ‘Quad’ meet; agree to promote free, open Indo-Pacific

    India, US, Japan, Australia hold ‘Quad’ meet; agree to promote free, open Indo-Pacific

    The meeting is considered significant since the ‘Quad’ is seen as a grouping that is concerned over the growing influence of China, especially with its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

    November 15, 2018
  • For a few sunny smiles in Beijing

    For a few sunny smiles in Beijing

    A pair of prime ministers, an embattled president, and a brewing constitutional crisis: the scenario that has been unfolding in one of Asia’s oldest democracies over the past three weeks occasions a mixture of -fascination and alarm. Sri Lanka’s post-colonial history has been peppered with bouts of instability and bloodletting. It came as a pleasant …

    November 15, 2018
  • Imran’s China lesson

    Imran’s China lesson

    Whatever the volume of assistance for Pakistan that China is expected to finalise very shortly, the striking feature of the grandstanding that marked Imran Khan’s arrival in Beijing on Friday was his remarkably frank admission to President Xi Jinping that “Pakistan wants to learn from China”. Implicit in that expression in a rare moment of …

    November 5, 2018
  • India supports responsible, transparent lending practices: Sushma Swaraj in Hanoi

    India supports responsible, transparent lending practices: Sushma Swaraj in Hanoi

    In apparent criticism of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Swaraj says India's approach is based on inter-dependence rather than dominance or narrow reciprocal considerations

    August 28, 2018
  • China interested to join TAPI pipeline with Pak support

    China interested to join TAPI pipeline with Pak support

    China is said to be eyeing to build a link to TAPI from Pakistan’s territory since a pipeline between China and Turkmenistan could be a very costly proposition.

    August 23, 2018
  • Partnering China never a win-win proposition

    Partnering China never a win-win proposition

    In July 2017, the then Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal awarded a 2.5-billion-dollar project to China’s Gezhouba group to build the Budhi-Gandaki hydroelectric project. Just four months later, the deal was rescinded by a new pro-India Sher Bahadur Deuba government citing that was made in a “thoughtless manner” without adequate transparency. Upon being elected …

    July 18, 2018
  • The Shanghai Model~II

    The Shanghai Model~II

    According to Derek Grossman, senior defence analyst at the non-profit, non-partisan RAND Corporation of USA, Beijing may not have even wanted India to join the SCO. Russia first proposed India as a member to strengthen bilateral economic and security engagement, but mainly to contain China’s growing influence in the organization. Russia is increasingly concerned that …

    May 29, 2018