Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicChina Pakistan Economic Corridor

Topic: China Pakistan Economic Corridor

India firmly objects to expansion of ‘illegal’ CPEC projects to third country, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi's remarks come in response to a question posed over reports that China and Pakistan are planning to expand CPEC projects to Afghanistan.

Pakistan can’t catch a break. IMF won’t give loans to ‘clear debt’. China won’t start CPEC

Pakistan and IMF are engaged in tough talks in Doha over the $3 billion loan programme. It's just that IMF can see through Debt-ridden Pakistan's designs.

Soon Pakistan will be next Sri Lanka. What it means for India as China’s debt trap grows

When Pakistan goes bankrupt in a few months, China could be looking for an alternative route to ports in the Indian Ocean. Can Delhi alter the South Asian geopolitics?

Pakistan chose China ties over justice, let Chinese ‘bride traffickers’ get away, claims report

A recent Brookings report revealed two ‘offsetting imperatives’ in the issue of Pakistani bride trafficking to China.

Why Taliban’s lightning-fast advance will be felt beyond Afghanistan’s borders

Jihadist groups based in the country, some with transnational agendas like al-Qaeda, now have a template for defeating governments backed by major powers.

CPEC project is an economic initiative & has not affected its stand on Kashmir, says China

At a media briefing Monday, China defended the USD 60 billion CPEC project with Pakistan, disregarding India's protests as it is being laid through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Former Pakistan general Asim Bajwa, who is PM aide and CPEC chief, faces ‘corruption’ heat

Report alleges Bajwa family’s ‘suspicious’ financial dealings run into millions of dollars. A Pakistani govt website was hacked, calling for accountability.

Under pressure from China, Pakistan Army has taken institutional control over CPEC

The Imran Khan govt has appointed a retired three-star Pakistani general to head the CPEC Authority. Analysts say this is to bring Army directly in command.

Pakistan struggles under the weight of CPEC but puts on brave face against US criticism

The $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is growing into a problem for Islamabad and could result in massive debt, experts say.

India rejects Jammu and Kashmir reference in China-Pakistan joint statement

Joint statement says China is paying close attention to current situation in J&K, and it “opposes any unilateral actions that complicate the situation”.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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