articles by Atul Kumar

World

Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un: China crosses fingers as rising bonhomie may draw North Korea closer to US

In case, if there is no agreement between the US and North Korea, China would prefer the status quo to remain in the region as it can neither afford a unified and nuclear Korea nor it can adjust to a unified, denuclearised but developed Korea that would invariably be closer to the western alliance.

India

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping to meet in Wuhan: From trade to terrorism, India and China have plenty to discuss at 'informal summit'

The "informal summit" planned between Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping in Wuhan this week will be the first of two meetings in six weeks, and has confounded policy analysts, rightfully so given last year's standoff at Doka La.

World

CPEC: China aims to bring Pakistan, Afghanistan on same page, but security and geopolitical concerns remain

China wants Pakistan and Afghanistan to resolve their differences and work together on CPEC. This will enable Beijing to enhance its geopolitical influence.

World

Far from rattling China, US National Security Strategy has instead given Beijing moral high ground to berate Trump administration

As long as the language of these documents remains vague and devoid of any tactical actions, the China will consider them not worth the paper it’s written on.

World

China reasserts control over CPEC, disciplines Pakistan by halting funding for three infrastructure projects

The Chinese government has stopped funding three infrastructure projects in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) programme. These three projects were included in the CPEC agenda in December 2016 and the final procedural formalities were pending.

India

BrahMos test-fired from Sukhoi: India’s emerging tactical cruise missile triad sparks Chinese apprehensions

As a result of the recent BrahMos test, Indian capability for stand-off precision war is substantially expanding leading to rising Chinese apprehensions.

World

Xi Jinping's demand of loyalty from PLA betrays Communist Party of China's insecurity over its dominance

Chinese president Xi Jinping said in a military gathering that the Chinese military will be a 'world class force' by year 2050.