Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicChina-Pakistan

Topic: China-Pakistan

China condemns Karachi varsity blast and demands punishment to perpetrators

China also asked Pakistan to scale-up security for its nationals working in the country and demanded a thorough investigation in the matter.

Beijing’s Afghanistan gamble: Can emerging China-Taliban-Pakistan triangle deliver peace?

China should support an inclusive process in Afghanistan. The alternative would be either a permanent black security hole or an Islamist dystopia on China’s doorsteps.

China-Pakistan statement on J&K, CPEC: Don’t interfere in India’s internal affairs, says MEA

External affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi asserted that J&K as well as Ladakh ‘have been, are and will’ always remain integral and inalienable parts of India.

Pakistan is paying the price for Dasu attack that killed Chinese workers — $11.6 million

Beijing had demanded that the Imran Khan government pay $38 million to the families of 36 Chinese workers killed or injured in the Dasu dam terror attack in July 2021.

China land law to new acquisition, why 2022 is a critical year for Indian military

While US is trying to woo India through partnership, Russia is acting a bit like the jealous lover throwing tantrums and flirting with both China and Pakistan.

No Biden-Imran call, ‘solidarity’ with China — why Pakistan opted out of US Summit for Democracy

The decision sends a ‘strong message’ to the US about Islamabad’s objections to the lack of high-level engagement between the two countries, say experts.

SAARC is well and truly dead. Let’s acknowledge that, conduct its funeral rites and move on

China is no longer the elephant in the SAARC room, it occupies the entire zoo. India would rather jump over its neighbourhood and build ties with US, France, UK, Russia, and the Quad.

The mystery of how Pakistan gets away each time

Pakistan escapes retribution due to its instability, with terrorists being the currency of exchange and barter. No country backs its antics, but no one is willing to punish it either.

India’s domestic politics makes China-Pakistan nexus more potent in Taliban era

A China-Pakistan nexus may conclude now that India's domestic political churn presents opportunities to deal 'calculated blows' that provide greater potential to confine India.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.