Gilgit-Baltistan
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...

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...

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...

Pakistan and 05 August- A Year Later

The developments of 05 August 2019 have left a deep scar on the psyche of Pakistan. This was the day when the special provisions granted to J&K in the Indian constitution- Article 370 and Article 35(A) – were revoked. The state was bifurcated...

Discussion on India, China and South Asian Neighbours

On 09 July 2020, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an online discussion on “India, China and South Asian Neighbours”. Dr Arvind Gupta delivered the opening remarks followed by presentations by Dr Raj Verma and Dr Atul Aneja. From...

Eastern LADAKH (EL) and Siachen: The Geo-Strategic Obstruct

Indeed, the Soltoro Ridge with the Shyok River to its West, the Siachen Glacier and the Nubra Valley and the Saser Muztagh with the Shyok River to its East, is a great geostrategic obstruct to any collusive designs of Pakistan and China. With the...

Dilip K. Chakrabarti, The Borderlands and Boundaries of the Indian Subcontinent. New Delhi, Aryan Books International, 2018. 232pp.

Prof. Dilip Chakrabarti has undertaken a stupendous task of studying and recording the borderlands and boundaries of the sub-continent right from the Hindu Kush and Karakoram through Chitral, Gilgit, Hunza, Ladakh, and Arunachal Pradesh upto the...

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