Tuesday, 4 October, 2022

Topic: CPEC

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?

Baloch blast an attack on China’s soft power. Pakistan must satisfy Beijing, CPEC at stake

Conventional security for CPEC projects is essential, but state institutions cannot ignore the strategic and political context.

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.

In Gwadar protest success, you are missing out this war within Pakistani establishment

The success of Gwadar protest is a sign of people’s power, but it hides the battle between those who control the province.

CPEC’s Karachi project offers no relocation to Bengali migrants. Imran Khan’s not complaining

The inclusion of the project into the CPEC moves focus away from Gwadar — another site where Chinese presence is less welcome, said an article in Nikkei Asia.

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.

Imran Khan’s Pakistan has now turned to donkeys to boost friendship with China

China uses donkey hides as a key ingredient in ejiao, a traditional medicine. Pakistan has decided to export donkeys to help friend China meet its demand.

Oppose ‘any force’ using terrorism to seek geopolitical gains — China on Pakistan’s bus blast

The statements came a day after Pakistan alleged that India & Afghanistan were behind the suicide attack on a bus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that killed 13, including 9 Chinese nationals.

On Camera


File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

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.