Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicChina debt

Topic: China debt

The role China played in pushing Sri Lanka into a debt trap & what India can do to help

Indian diplomacy needs to be more proactive when it comes to Sri Lanka. China could leverage its position in the current economic crisis.

Sri Lanka slipped by pursuing Chinese prosperity dream. It’s in India’s interest to help it

The Rajapaksa government should have shelved some of the China-funded infrastructure projects, which were high on debt servicing and low on revenue earnings.

India-led Quad can rescue Sri Lanka from its ‘Made in China’ crisis. But timing is key

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is touring Sri Lanka that faces an economic crisis and Maldives badly in Beijing's debt. But there’s enough wiggle space for India.

Evergrande crisis could spell the end of China’s ‘miracle’ growth

A modified script may now need to be written on China, which has emerged as world’s second-largest economy, and a challenger to the United States in economic and strategic clout.

Djibouti story resembles Hambantota, has the same Chinese script

Some Djiboutian elites believe their country has the potential to become the ‘Singapore of Africa’ with the help of Chinese investments.

On Camera

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Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur

Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

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.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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