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CPEC passes through disputed territory: US

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has informed Congress that it too believes the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) passes through a disputed territory — originally an India claim aimed at thwarting the development plan. The $56 billion CPEC passes through Pakis­t­an’s northern areas, which India claims is part of the disputed Jammu …

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US: China’s Belt policy crosses ‘disputed’ area

Washington, October 4 The Trump administration today threw its weight behind India’s opposition to China’s ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, saying the $50 billion project passes through “disputed territory” and no country should dictate the belt and road initiative.The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), over which India …

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WHY THE CHINA-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR WILL WORSEN TENSIONS IN SOUTHERN ASIA

DANIEL MARKEY SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 Editor’s Note: This is the ninth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition — military, economic, diplomatic — in Southern Asia, principally between China, India, Pakistan, and …

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India, US resolve to eliminate terror safe havens, enhance strategic ties

TNN NEW DELHI: India has made it clear to the US that it will not contribute combat troops towards stabilizing and securing Afghanistan + but will further crank up its ongoing security, economic and developmental assistance to the war-torn country battling a resurgent Taliban backed by Pakistan. Though President Donald Trump has called upon India to play …

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India calls Pakistan ‘Terroristan’ at UN

NEW York: In a stinging reply to Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi‘s fulminations against India at the UN, India described its western neighbour as “terroristan” which is home to a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism. Exercising its right of reply, India emphasised that Pakistan had become a land of “pure terror” synonymous …

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Pakistan’s short-range nuclear weapons to counter India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine: Abbasi

PTI NEW YORK: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Wednesday his country has developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter the ‘Cold Start’ doctrine+ adopted by the Indian Army. Abbasi was also assertive of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals being safe and secure. “We have a very robust and secure command-and-control system over our strategic nuclear …

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Pakistan raises objection with US over greater role for India in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has raised objection with the US over President Donald Trump advocating greater role for India in the war-torn Afghanistan, the country’s top diplomat said on Wednesday. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during a meeting with US Vice-President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assemblyhere on Tuesday expressed concern over the greater …

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India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine: All you need to know

What is India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine? India’s ‘Cold War doctrine,’ or ‘Proactive Strategy’+ as the Indian Army calls it, is aimed at making swift and hard inroads into enemy territory, specifically Pakistan. To prevent the outbreak of a nuclear war, such strikes will be ‘limited’ and ‘calibrated’. How quickly can the strike …

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BRICS summit, US, Pakistan and India

James M. Dorsey Pakistan, already furious and reeling from US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to sanction it for supporting militants, has been dealt a potential body blow out of left field. Five major emerging powers, including China and Russia, have for the first time identified Pakistan-backed militant groups as a regional security threat in …

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ICJ to resume Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case hearing today

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is set to resume hearing the Kulbhushan Jadhav case – the self-confessed Indian spy convicted by Pakistan for carrying out subversive activities in the country – today (Wednesday). The president of the ICJ, principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN), had fixed time …

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