India rejects China-Pak joint statement on J & K, CPEC

''We have consistently rejected such statements in the past. The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the union territory of Ladakh are and will always be integral and inalienable parts of India. No other country has a locus standi,'' Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said at a media briefing.

Economic diplomacy

The ambitious CPEC is a 3,000- km-long route of infrastructure projects connecting the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and the Gwadar port in Pakistan’s western province of Balochistan. India has protested to China against the project not the least because it is being laid through Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK). As CPEC enters its second phase, it will be riveted to industrialisation and the development of economic zones in what appears to be a paradigm shift.

Corridor Backlash

Prime Minister Imran Khan has played to the Beijing gallery with an assurance that his government will support China’s enterprises in Pakistan on a priority basis. Deft in playing the diplomatic card, he has directed the authorities to resolve the issues related to road connectivity and the dearth of utilities being faced by investors from China.

Chinese companies dissatisfied with pace of CPEC

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on CPEC Affairs, Khalid Mansoor also endorsed Mandviwalla saying the Chinese companies were not satisfied with the government's institutions and their pace of work

China in talks with Taliban to expand CPEC

Chinese proposal for the construction of the Peshawar-Kabul motorway was anticipated by the Indian security establishment even before the Taliban take over Afghanistan.