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China’s Stance towards Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Recent Developments

Background Given its geo-strategic location, China has been keenly interested in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for long. The Chinese plan, to use Pakistan card against India dates back to the 1950’s when Zhou En Lai suggested

Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections 2016: A New Wave

Elections, 2016 On 4 September 2016, in a landmark development in the history of Hong Kong, the pro- democratic parties that stands for ‘self-determination’ in Hong Kong, won by sweeping majority in the legislative council (LegCo) elect

‘चीन की रोड एवं बेल्ट पहलः भारतीय दृष्टिकोण’

रेशम सड़क आर्थिक पट्टी तथा 21वीं सदी की सामुद्रिक रेशम सड़क की दो परियोजनाओं को मिलाने के लिए सितं

China’s Road & Belt Initiative: Indian Perspective

China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’, which was first proposed in September 2013 and combines the twin initiatives of the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, is a grand concept that envisions China girdling the globe. Potential

चीन के साथ नेपाल की रणनीतिक संधि

नेपाली प्रधानमंत्री केपी शर्मा ओली की हालिया 20 से 27 मार्च के बीच हुई चीन यात्रा के दौरान नेपाल न

Chinese Submarines for The Bangladesh Navy An Assessment

The Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in December 2015, announced that ‘two submarines would be added to Bangladesh Navy by the middle of the next year’, i.e., 20161. The Prime Minister was speaking at the passing out parade of

Upgraded Sino-Pak Relationship Increases Pressure on India

At times individual events irreversibly change the dynamics of regional geopolitics and texture of bilateral relations. Xi Jinping’s well publicised two day (April 20-21, 2015) visit to Pakistan, barely three weeks prior to Indian Prime Minister Na

Third Anniversary of Xi’s China Dream

"Everyone is talking about a China Dream. I believe the revival of the Chinese nation is the greatest dream of the nation since modern times"1 – Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CCP, 29 November 2012
When

Looking Back at Sino-Indian Silk Road Cultural Linkages to Look Forward

“Two great civilizations ---India and China --- have been in mutual dialogue for centuries. Both the dialogue as also the distinctiveness have been inspired in no small measure through the spread of Buddhism.Pilgrims from each country have visit

‘China’s Focus on Military Activities in Tibet’

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the country’s official military media have kept a discernible focus on the activities and exercises of the PLA formations deployed in Tibet in the past some months. The recent round of promotions in

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