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
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
External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Friday shot down speculations on whether India would copy China's Belt and Road Initiative.
Beijing opens Daxing International airport: Mega-hub with world's biggest terminal to sport customer-service robots, facial recognition check-ins
Daxing is Beijing's second international airport and has been built to take the pressure off the overcrowded Beijing Capital International Airport, which often sees capacity contraints leading to issues like flight delays.
China to invest $1 billion in development projects in Pakistan to boost bilateral ties, says Beijing's envoy to Islamabad
China is planning to invest $ one billion in development projects in Pakistan, Beijing's envoy in Islamabad has said, as the two all-weather allies seek to further boost bilateral ties.
'Chinese market for for wives': Men in China seek young brides in Pakistan; women reveal horror stories of trafficking and abuse
Recently, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency arrested eight Chinese nationals and four Pakistanis in multiple raids in the Punjab province in connection with trafficking.
Sri Lanka signs deal with India, Japan to develop Colombo port; move may help India neutralise Chinese influence in island nation
Sri Lanka on Tuesday signed a deal with India and Japan to develop a deep-sea container terminal in the country that has seen increasing forays by China which has taken a strategic port on a 99-year lease that has worried New Delhi
J&K: Quiet summer may be precursor to stable future as India upped retaliatory benchmark with Balakot strike
By comparison, Jammu and Kashmir is currently undergoing relative stability after a fairly tumultuous situation during late winter and early spring. Experience from the past reveals that traditionally when the durbar returns to Srinagar in May, it is the time when the race for infiltration of terrorists from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir into the Kashmir Valley picks up momentum.
India's election discourse may be dominated by Pakistan, but China's assertiveness in South Asia is the key challenge
The major challenge India faces and will continue to face in the foreseeable future comes from China’s growing assertiveness in South Asia.
Masood Azhar’s blacklisting at UN: Why did China suddenly relent after a decade of dogged obstructionism?
It is inconceivable that China would have kept Pakistan in the dark and let the United Nations declare Azhar a global terrorist.
Although there is no near-term possibility of Moscow and Beijing forming a military alliance, however Russia’s growing coordination and cooperation with China is not without consequences for India
Imran Khan says Pakistan's ties with India 'only problem' for peace in region, expresses hope for 'civilised relationship' after polls
Imran Khan also said Pakistan hopes that the political solution in Afghanistan will succeed and the war-ravaged country attains stability.
Ready for Wuhan-style summit meet with India despite differences over BRI, says Chinese foreign minister
Asked if India's opposition to the BRI would undermine the new momentum generated by last year's informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping, Wang said the two leaders had a very successful meeting at Wuhan city
China is expanding access to strategic foreign ports including Pakistan's Gawadar, says Pentagon report
China is expanding its access to strategic foreign ports like Pakistan's Gwadar and Sri Lanka's Hambantota to pre-position the logistic framework necessary to support the growing presence of its military in the Indian Ocean and beyond, the Pentagon said.
CPEC: Pakistan decides to shelve major power project under corridor plan with China, cites sufficient generation capacity
The previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had pushed for the construction of the 1,320-megawatt Rahim Yar Khan power project by China.
Militarisation of Belt and Road Initiative: CPEC's real benefit for Pakistan, China is strategic rather than economic
Transparency on the economic benefits of CPEC to Pakistan and how the loans were structured is what Pompeo was seeking.
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.
India should build ties and rescue Maldives from China’s debt trap, challenge Beijing's might in the Indian Ocean
Beijing 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.
Imran Khan returns with no economic aid, China puts onus on Pakistan: What newspapers noted from joint statement
The 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.
Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, China in next two weeks to seek aid for cash-strapped Pakistan
A 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.