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INSTC explained: Why India and Russia are backing this 7200-km transport route to the hilt
India

INSTC explained: Why India and Russia are backing this 7200-km transport route to the hilt

The project aims to reduce carriage costs between India and Russia by around 30 per cent and bring down the transit time by more than half from the existing 40 days. New Delhi is also positioning INSTC as a viable and fairer alternative to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative

China sees Joe Biden's new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations as threat to its dominance in region
World

China sees Joe Biden's new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations as threat to its dominance in region

Chinese foreign minister said Beijing will advance its accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement to counter the new trade and economic initiative of the Quad alliance

Head-on | Why US needs ‘swing’ power India in a rapidly changing world order
World

Head-on | Why US needs ‘swing’ power India in a rapidly changing world order

In the evolving new world order, as the 2+2 strategic dialogue and Modi-Biden talks underscored, India is fast emerging as the pivot on which the balance of global power will turn

Dragon shadow over Himalayas: How China plans to kill America’s MCC Nepal Compact
World

Dragon shadow over Himalayas: How China plans to kill America’s MCC Nepal Compact

The US has said that the MCC Nepal Compact — designed to counter China’s BRI — must be ratified by 28 February 2022. But this seems difficult given the roadblocks put in place by KP Sharma Oli and Prachanda

Sri Lanka: Chinese envoy's visit to Tamil-majority Northern Province sparks concern
World

Sri Lanka: Chinese envoy's visit to Tamil-majority Northern Province sparks concern

Security experts believe that Beijing sees Sri Lanka as a geostrategic hub for the Belt and Road Initiative in the Indian Ocean

How 3rd India-Central Asia Dialogue helps make great strides towards a stronger partnership
World

How 3rd India-Central Asia Dialogue helps make great strides towards a stronger partnership

India is pro-actively engaging the leadership and people of Central Asia to realise the full potential of the bilateral and regional partnership

Why China's quest to dominate global tech standards may be elusive for Beijing
World

Why China's quest to dominate global tech standards may be elusive for Beijing

The Chinese government has created a vision for the State to dominate the global tech supply chains and eventually concentrate geopolitical power

As China’s Belt and Road Initiative steams ahead in Africa, West plays catch up
World

As China’s Belt and Road Initiative steams ahead in Africa, West plays catch up

There is not much detail on the Build Back Better World initiative as it applies to Africa, but there certainly is a newfound Western interest in the continent because of heightened Chinese activities in the region

China's foreign infrastructure push has saddled poor nations with $385 billion 'hidden debt', shows AidData research
World

China's foreign infrastructure push has saddled poor nations with $385 billion 'hidden debt', shows AidData research

A study by international development research lab AidData shows that that opaque deals with state banks and companies under China's Belt and Road Initiative has left dozens of lower income governments strapped with debt

Gaurie Dwivedi's Blinkers Off lays out how China will have to be countered in a post-Covid world
World

Gaurie Dwivedi's Blinkers Off lays out how China will have to be countered in a post-Covid world

In Blinkers Off, Gaurie Dwivedi emerges as a bold new voice outside the echo chambers that have so far dominated the discourse on India’s policy towards China

Explained: As G7 plans Build Back Better World, here's how much China has spent on Belt And Road Initiative
World

Explained: As G7 plans Build Back Better World, here's how much China has spent on Belt And Road Initiative

Compared to the post-World War domination that the US achieved, China may appear relatively new to the game. But the dragon has already made big strides; it is the US that may appear like it needs to play catch-up

China defends CPEC as an 'economic initiative', says project has not affected its stand on Kashmir
World

China defends CPEC as an 'economic initiative', says project has not affected its stand on Kashmir

India has lodged a protest with China over the CPEC, the flagship project of China's Belt and Road Initiative, because it crosses through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Australian media report on 'weaponising' of SARS renews tensions between Canberra, Beijing
World

Australian media report on 'weaponising' of SARS renews tensions between Canberra, Beijing

The document quoted by the media report shows Chinese officials describing SARS coronaviruses as heralding a 'new era of genetic weapons'

China halts economic dialogue with Australia in retaliation over BRI, slams Canberra's 'Cold War mentality'
World

China halts economic dialogue with Australia in retaliation over BRI, slams Canberra's 'Cold War mentality'

Citing 'national interest', Australia cancelled two deals last month by the state of Victoria with Beijing's multibillion-dollar initiative

Fifteen countries sign biggest free trade deal, giving boost to China's Belt and Road initiative
World

Fifteen countries sign biggest free trade deal, giving boost to China's Belt and Road initiative

Last year, India had exited the RCEP agreement over concerns about cheap Chinese goods entering the country. India was a notable absentee during Sunday's virtual signing

As China draws Bangladesh closer into BRI embrace, India must step up efforts to secure its regional interests
India

As China draws Bangladesh closer into BRI embrace, India must step up efforts to secure its regional interests

Bangladesh became a part of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2016 and has seen its ties with Beijing grow exponentially in recent years

After snubbing India on border clash, Nepal faces reality-check as Beijing  encroaches its territory to construct roads in Tibet
India

After snubbing India on border clash, Nepal faces reality-check as Beijing encroaches its territory to construct roads in Tibet

Nepal and India's relations have taken a turn decidedly for the worse, possibly for the first time since the ugly 2015 'blockade',

Why China’s habit of picking fights with India and other middle powers is not a smart strategy
World

Why China’s habit of picking fights with India and other middle powers is not a smart strategy

In bullying lesser powers, China is also shaping their strategic choices and forcing the nations into changing their external posture for a greater balancing manoeuvre.

China, Myanmar ink 33 deals to accelerate Belt and Road Initiative as Xi Jinping and Aung San Suu Kyi meet amid Rohingya backlash
World

China, Myanmar ink 33 deals to accelerate Belt and Road Initiative as Xi Jinping and Aung San Suu Kyi meet amid Rohingya backlash

Holding talks with Xi Jinping on the final day of his two-day visit, Suu Kyi slammed the western countries for criticising Myanmar over the handling of the Rohingya issue

'Concept wont apply to us': S Jaishankar dismisses speculation on India copying China's Belt and Road Initiative project
India

'Concept wont apply to us': S Jaishankar dismisses speculation on India copying China's Belt and Road Initiative project

External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Friday shot down speculations on whether India would copy China's Belt and Road Initiative.