In his inauguration speech at the second Raisina Dialogue, the prime minister took a stand on China’s grand connectivity project and urged Pakistan to shun terrorism if it wants good relations with India.
The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia.
China will help build a 4,000 MW power transmission line in Pakistan in a project valued at $1.5 billion, the latest in a series of investments.
Abdul Wahid Baloch’s teenage daughter waits on the roof of their house every night for her father to return.
Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson named eight Indian diplomats who he alleged had been found to be involved in coordinating terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan.
Rather than focusing on Pakistan and issues with China, India would have done well to look towards matters of strategic importance, such as OBOR and the Eurasian Economic Union.
As CPEC takes off, it is important to desensationalise the topic and promote a clearer understanding of the agreement.
Fed up with the decades-old rift on bloody sectarian lines, Shias and Sunni are taking steps towards sectarian harmony.
The goal of Mushahid Hussain Syed and Shezra Mansab Khan Ali seems to have been to shame and scare the US and India through sarcasm, untruths and half-truths served with a large helping of self-promotion.
Although China continues to offer material support and a calibrated measure of diplomatic protection to Pakistan, it is also pressing its “all-weather friend” to mitigate tensions with India.
Pakistan is attempting to weaken the case for Baloch self-determination by getting the Iranians on board the CPEC.
Chinese-backed coal excavation and power plants will displace thousands of people and deplete groundwater in a region ravaged by drought.
China’s idea of bilateral relations seems to be to aggressively push their national interests while dismissing India’s concerns as unimportant.
New Delhi is concerned about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, part of the new ‘Silk Road’, but it need not despair as India is an important part of the existing multi-polar Asia architecture.
The electricity generating projects are likely to saddle the Pakistani government with a massive fiscal burden but the real cost of CPEC is likely to be felt in the changing civil-military balance.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has had a big impact on the region, but locals continue to face poverty and insecurity.
The Pakistani army will probably always be suspicious of Nawaz Sharif when he talks to his Indian counterpart.
Iran has for the first time publicly said that it is gathering “information” about Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested by Pakistani security agencies on charges of being an Indian spy.