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Chahbar port and the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

TIMESOFINDIA.COM  NW DELHI: US President Donald Trump yesterday scrapped the Iran nuclear dealsigned by his predecessor Barack Obama. The 2015 deal with Iran ended its economic isolation from the rest of the world, including from India, which has since boosted ties with Tehran. Now, though, with the US re-imposing sanctions on …

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Indian, Pak troops to take part in an exercise together

  TNN NEW DELHI: Indian and Pakistani combat troops, who are locked in a volatile confrontation with daily firing duels along the Line of Control in J&K, will for the first time exercise together as part of a multi-nation counter-terror war game under the aegis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in …

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India, China agree to undertake joint economic project in Afghanistan

PTI WUHAN: In a move that could upset Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to undertake a joint India-China economic project in Afghanistan at their first informal summit here, official sources said. The understanding was reached between the two leaders during the two-day informal summit which concluded today, …

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Delhi refuses to back Beijing over Belt and Road project

BEIJING: India refused to extend support to China’s ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at a foreign ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on Tuesday. The refusal precedes a trip to China this week by India’s prime minister. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s landmark …

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The future of Chabahar Port

Harsh V. Pant December, last year, saw the inauguration of the first phase of the strategic Chabahar port by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the presence of officials from 17 countries. India is central to this port project as it remains keen on opening a trade route to Afghanistan and …

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Chabahar project not in competition with CPEC: Iran’s ex-foreign minister

KARACHI: Iran’s former foreign minister Kamal Kharazi has said the perception in Pakistan that Iran’s Chabahar port, including subsequent development of roads and railways networks for enhancing the country’s trade, is a ‘rival project’ of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is not correct. He was speaking at a roundtable discussion …

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Big powers endorse ‘Afghan-led’ peace effort

TASHKENT: The five permanent members of the United Nations Secu­rity Council and more than a dozen other national delegations declared on Tuesday their support for the peace process in Afghanistan after talks that Taliban did not attend. The more than 20 signatories of a declaration, including the United States, Russia, …

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Pakistan asked India to review short-sighted approach to CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has asked India to benefit from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, instead of criticising it. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, he advised New Delhi to review its short-sighted approach towards the project. He said the “CPEC is purely an …

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CPEC, Chabahar and Indian challenge

Shahid Jameel Since the start of the global war on terror by the US and coalition forces in Afghanistan in 2001, India has been struggling to propagate that Pakistan was the epicentre of terrorism in the region. India has been doing that with two main objectives; one, to alienate the …

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Shifting alliances as Pakistan manages relationship with US

AP ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan navigates its troubled relationship with the United States and scrambles to avoid being blacklisted for doing too little, too late to stop terror funding, regional alliances are shifting and analysts ponder whether a cozier relationship with countries like Russia will complicate efforts to move toward peace in neighboring Afghanistan. Russia, …

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