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Turn the prism of the past

India must view in a new light its ties with both China and Pakistan Succinctly put, China’s initiative to create a trilateral forum to foster amity between Afghanistan and Pakistan has gained traction. In fact, […]

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Pak trips on free run: 37-nation Financial Action Task Force to probe terror funding

Pakistan will now have to provide a detailed action plan on actions it proposes to take on curbing funding for UN-designated terrorist groups. It would then be placed on the FATF grey list, where its […]

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As I see It : On the Road to Bankruptcy

Countries ‘benefiting’ from China’s ‘largesse’ will end in a debt burden “Unable to repay its debts to China, Sri Lanka has been forced to convert Chinese investments into equity in Hambantota, giving the Chinese partial […]

World

China stops funding CPEC road projects over graft issue, Pakistan ‘stunned’: Report

ISLAMABAD (TIP): China has decided to temporarily stop funding at least three major road projects in Pakistan, being built as part of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, following reports of corruption, a decision that has left officials in […]

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China rejects US criticism of OBOR passing through PoK

BEIJING (TIP): Claiming UN support for its controversial One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, China on Friday rejected US criticism saying the project has not changed its stand that the Kashmir issue should be resolved by India and Pakistan bilaterally. “We […]

India

SCO SUMMIT- PM Modi meets China’s Xi Jinping to repair ties

ASTANA (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met here on June 9 on the sidelines of the SCO summit, seen as an effort to repair ties hit by growing differences between the two countries over a host […]

Asia

Islamic State claims it killed two Chinese in Pakistan

CAIRO/QUETTA (TIP): Islamic State has killed two Chinese teachers it kidnapped in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province last month, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said on June 8, in a blow to Islamabad’s efforts to safeguard Chinese workers. China‘s foreign ministry said […]

File photo of a meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Tashkent
Asia

Why China is pressuring India to join OBOR meeting

BEIJING (TIP): China is putting pressure on India to participate in an international conference on its One Belt, One Road or Silk Road programme next May after realizing that showcasing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) […]

China to authorise Pakistan to build missiles
Asia

China to ‘authorise’ Pakistan to build missiles, tanks, FC-1 Xiaolong combat aircraft

ISLAMABAD (TIP): : In what will come as bad news for India, ‘all-weather friends’ China and Pakistan are set to not just increase weapons exchanges, the former is also expected to ‘authorise’ the latter to […]

Asia

Pakistani MPs fear China-Pakistan Economic Corridor could benefit India

ISLAMABAD (TIP): A group of Pakistani lawmakers has expressed concern that Beijing could eventually use the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor+ (CPEC) to boost its trade with India. The 2442km corridor stretches from the Chinese […]

Asia

Pakistan PM fails to win US support against India

WASHINGTON (TIP): Pakistan Prime Minister must be a disappointed man. His bilateral with US President Barack Obama is being viewed as a diplomatic failure. India has watched the Sharif-Obama summit in Washington keenly, and while […]

Business & Economics

Putting India Emphatically on Global Map – Part 2

Continued from Putting India Emphatically on Global Map – Part 1 It defies logic that a country that is considered as our most serious adversary and whose policies in our region has done us incalculable strategic harm should […]