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China-Pakistan Strategic Nexus: Implications for India

The growing China-Pakistan nexus raises the threat to India. Their strategic and territorial interests have been cemented by the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). With the flow of Chinese military power into Pakistan, China veritably straddles....

CPEC: Chinese ‘Dragon’ in Pakistan’s ‘Tent'

On Monday, 22 Feb 2021, Pakistan’s Cabinet Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor [CCoCPEC] instructed Ministries of Defence and Interior to ensure that Pakistan Navy and the Coast Guards immediately vacate 116 acres of real estate in Gwadar....

Pakistan: the Dossier Charade

On 14 November 2020, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar in a joint press conference unveiled a dossier allegedly containing ‘irrefutable evidence’ of I....

Why the Revival of CPEC now?

In international rhetoric, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is often referred to as the crown jewel or the colossal blunder of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. These diametrically opposite assessments reflect the ambiguity and irrationa....

Addressing the China Challenge

(This is a modified version of the talk delivered by Mr. Satish Chandra, Vice Chairman, VIF at the Panchnad Research Institute recently)
I propose to dwell essentially on three issues namely the nature and gravity of this challenge, it....

Iran Revisited: Analysing India-Iran Relations

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Only recently President Rouhani took a dig at their so called strategic partners and friends who failed to stand up to the bullying by the USA even during the pandemic that had affected Iran probably worst in the ....

Deconstructing China Pakistan Economic Corridor- Is it Viable?

Covid-19 crisis has compelled the world to re- envision its strategies of cooperation and contestation with China. International community has demanded an investigation of the origin of virus putting the spotlight firmly on China. However, these unpr....

The Shifting Strategic Connotations of Line(s) of Control

The Line of Control (LOC), the Line of Actual Control (LAC) hereinafter the LINES, and the Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL) in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, are denoted by huge dissimilarities, as chalk and cheese. The 772....

Pakistan Puts its Foot into its Mouth

Making a nuisance of yourself is a special art which only a few can master. This often happens when you are blinded by some misplaced priorities and others can see through your game. This is what happened when Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood ....

Pakistan’s 14th Amendment Act: Forcible Annexation and Hidden Chinese Colonial Project

It seems that the Indian media is either completely oblivious of devastating developments happening in Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, or they hardly seem to bother about it. As one can see, several mainstream media outlets of India ran fabricat....

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