Friday, 20 May, 2022
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Topic: BRI

China to discuss India-Pakistan issue with Islamabad during foreign ministers-level talks

Foreign ministry's spokesperson Geng Shuang said China as a neighbour wants to see tensions ease between India and Pakistan.

China to host second global BRI meet next month amid India, US reservations

The BRI includes USD 60-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which India opposes as it traverses through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

In 21st century, infrastructure is the new route to ‘colonisation’, US study says

Need for foreign aid can often turn nations into battlegrounds for big global players at the cost of their own interests, says a study by Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

China has long played its India-Pak ‘balancing act’, but stakes are high this time around

With CPEC and BRI, China not only has greater stakes in Pakistan but also seems less concerned about diplomatic isolation than it was after 26/11.

Pakistan’s IMF bailout reveals China’s Belt and Road initiative is not going as planned

Pakistan's problem goes beyond macroeconomic issues. The cost of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has become more expensive than expected.

Malala Yousafzai is now taking chess lessons

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan analysts have a lot to say about India's move to cancel meeting ahead of UNGA; CPEC now finds its way to Cairo.

India says ‘no’ to BRI and government opens bureaucracy doors to private talent

M Narendra Modi, in an oblique reference to the BRI, said any mega connectivity project must respect sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countries involved.

How to study the possibility of water wars between China and India

Fears of China potentially ‘weaponising’ its rivers call for a scientific-security analysis, something sorely lacking in Indian policy circles.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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