Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: OBOR

India cannot take Nepal for granted and has to do more than just optics

It would be naïve for India to assume that China is seriously interested in a relatively small economy of Nepal.

Ending two-year hiatus, Imran Khan enters Parliament

Here's what's happening across the border: Cricketer-turned-politician speaks on historic province merger bill; he has attended only 20 of the 489 parliamentary sittings since June 2013.

PM Abbasi bats for CPEC & Nawaz Sharif has an unexpected guest

Mike Pompeo has accused the Pakistani government of mistreating American officials in Pakistan and Nawaz Sharif has an unwelcome guest in court. 

In between lakeside lunches, Modi should tell Xi that India wants peace on the border

India has objected to CPEC passing through POK. China will have to reciprocate our stand on ‘One China’ policy and terminate CPEC project.

India treats the Indian Ocean Region as its “own lake”, but China has different plans

India scored a tentative victory in last year’s confrontation, but as both countries seek power in the Indian Ocean, New Delhi must not underestimate...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative may bankrupt 8 nations while financing infrastructure

China’s track record managing debt distress has been problematic. It has not signed on to a binding set of rules of the road to avoid unsustainable lending and addressing debt problems.

China is only a few points away from dislodging the US from being global super power

China has already embarked on an ambitious ‘expand geography’ project through OBOR, forays into the South China Sea, building a string of pearls in IOR.

70 years from now, triggers for Indo-Pak tensions could be climate & natural resources

As India and Pakistan mark the 70th anniversary of Partition this week, it is worth contemplating what the next 70 years may bring. Michel Kugleman 

We will neutralise every single militant in Kashmir, Indian or foreign — Ram Madhav

The BJP’s pointsman for Kashmir made it clear that the Modi government is different and will not talk for the sake of talks ThePrint Team

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.