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Nov 15, 2018
Narendra Modi-Mike Pence meeting in Singapore ticked all the right boxes, but will Donald Trump play spoiler?Narendra Modi would like to know how much money Trump actually puts on the table for infrastructure development in the Indo-Pacific region, particularly in the Maldives and Sri Lanka where Chinese 'debt-trap' diplomacy has been pushing these countries in Beijing's coercive arms.
Nov 12, 2018
India should build ties and rescue Maldives from China’s debt trap, challenge Beijing's might in the Indian OceanBeijing would again try to re-establish its clout in Maldives through the debt-trap diplomacy. The Modi government should, therefore, come out with a long-term plan for infrastructure development in Maldives.
Nov 05, 2018
Imran Khan returns with no economic aid, China puts onus on Pakistan: What newspapers noted from joint statementThe joint statement China and Pakistan released also had a few glaring red flags for India, besides all the talk on CPEC, which New Delhi has been opposing since the route passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Oct 22, 2018
Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, China in next two weeks to seek aid for cash-strapped PakistanA member of the Imran Khan's Cabinet said the prime minister was likely to take up the issue of financial aid with his hosts in the three friendly countries because Pakistan needs assistance to ease the current economic crisis.
Oct 16, 2018
Infrastructure finance war: Donald Trump rolls out foreign aid bill to counter China; Beijing contacts India for joint projectsUS officials are worried that countries have been falling victim to what they call China's "debt trap" diplomacy, giving up control of major assets.
Oct 12, 2018
United States to evaluate Pakistan's bailout request from IMF on merit, says state departmentThe US will evaluate on merit a bailout package sought by Pakistan from the International Monetary Fund, the state department said Thursday.
Oct 10, 2018
Pakistan's proposed bailout by IMF offers India, US strategic opportunity to reign in ISI and armyThis is an opportunity to read the riot act to the Pakistan Army and the delinquent intelligence service ISI
Oct 05, 2018
Imran Khan to visit China in Nov: New Pakistan govt vows to complete CPEC, but appears cautious of Chinese investmentImran Khan in the past had criticised former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for the lack of transparency and corruption in the CPEC projects.
Oct 03, 2018
Pakistan says Saudi Arabia won't be part of CPEC, claims Riyadh's investments to fall under separate bilateral arrangementIn a U-turn, Pakistan has announced that its close ally Saudi Arabia would not join the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, days after Islamabad said Riyadh will be the third "strategic partner" of China's flagship project, the Belt and Road Initiative.
Sep 21, 2018
Soon after Imran Khan's visit, Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to be third 'strategic partner' in CPECAddressing a press conference in Islamabad on Khan's two-day visit to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE), Minister of Information Fawad Chaudhry said that Pakistan's main interest lies in cooperation with Saudi Arabia on matters of trade and security.