Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: CPEC

Why India can no longer afford an ambiguous policy vis-à-vis China

Deterring China has been a gradual work in progress since 2014, with concern replacing fear as the primary driver in strategy formulation.

China’s investment in Pakistan is not just a ‘game changer’ but a ‘fate changer’

As long as it receives benefits through association, Pakistan doesn't care if China is using it as a transit route in the CPEC.

Pukhtuns marched because of a long list of broken promises by politicians in Pakistan

The long Pukhtun march was preceded by years of systematic neglect & abuse. The promises made during the elections in 2013 have been forgotten.

With Sri Lanka and Maldives under Chinese influence, India is fast losing its leverage

The local election results in Sri Lanka show Sirisena’s diminishing stock. But Rajapaksa or Sirisena, China will continue to have its way in the indebted island nation.

Images of Pakistan’s Gwadar port do not match all the hype around it

No signature of a Djibouti style base but signs of expansion plans; road, access still limited.

How to study the possibility of water wars between China and India

Fears of China potentially ‘weaponising’ its rivers call for a scientific-security analysis, something sorely lacking in Indian policy circles.

Chinese mining & power projects in Pakistan’s Rann of Kutch likely security threat for India

Tharparkar coal mining and power projects are barely 10 km from Indian border, have potential to cause environmental damage.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor work moving at fast pace

Satellite images reveal CPEC road passes through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, China promised $62 billion investment in the project.

China-Pak Economic Corridor is not pothole-free

Pakistan’s Army is raising a new division to provide security to Chinese-funded projects and workers, and Mandarin classrooms are on the rise.

After CPEC tilted priorities, China is now happy with a second-tier role in Afghanistan

China’s anxiety about a precipitate withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is even greater than its unhappiness about the prospect of long-term US bases.

On Camera


File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

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.


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.