Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicCPEC

Topic: CPEC

India raises pitch against Pakistan, asks it to ‘vacate all areas under illegal occupation’

Modi govt slams 'so-called' China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, says it is in 'India’s territory that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan'.

China will need to sift through a long list of suspects attacking its citizens in Pakistan

There is a very serious threat knocking at the gates of Pakistani establishment, and it’s well inside the country. China is not going to like that at all.

‘Great to be back in Balochistan’: Top US diplomat in Pakistan visits CPEC hub Gwadar

US Chargé d’affaires Angela Aggeler said the visit serves as the latest example of US-Pakistan cooperation on shared interests.

Battered economy, brewing uprising in Pakistan means India can’t rule out adventurism in 2021

CPEC is slowing down and China is hesitant to finance Pakistan Railways. That doesn’t mean Beijing will back off.

Disputes, pollution, deforestation — what it’s like to live near CPEC project in Pakistan

China insists that BRI projects, of which CPEC is the centerpiece, are strictly vetted for environmental impacts and meant to benefit the locals. But in practice, it has fallen short.

Pakistan’s love for military now has Chinese money and will soon have legislative power

US needs to reconsider. An army that drives its posh SUVs oiled by Chinese money is bad news, whether in Mandarin, Punjabi or English.

Beijing’s CPEC is the new East India Company in Balochistan

In ‘Balochistan’, Francesca Marino writes that Pakistan is turning Gwadar and other coastal areas of Balochistan into a Chinese Kaliningrad.

I, Asim Bajwa, may have quit, but don’t forget I still head Cheese Pizza Economic Corridor

Finally, Imran Khan has accepted my resignation as his special assistant. But CPEC is still Asim Bajwa’s, my friends.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s top aide Asim Bajwa resigns, but will remain on CPEC panel

Former Pakistan general Lt Gen (Retd) Asim Bajwa announced his resignation shortly after dismissing charges of corruption against him in a Twitter rebuttal.

China’s Belt & Road gets new life in Pakistan as army pushes projects worth $11 billion

Pakistan & China signed deals in the last month for 2 hydro-power projects worth $3.9 billion & another to revamp the railways for $7.2 billion.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

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.