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[2 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Catherine Wong in South China Morning Post, Aug 2, 2017
The protracted border dispute between China and India in the Himalayas has created a “spillover effect” as China’s neighbours become unsettled by its tough handling of the escalating conflict between the two Asian giants, foreign policy experts have said.
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Smt. Sushma Swaraj are scheduled to attend the Asean foreign ministers’ meeting in Manila later this week. And while the North Korean nuclear crisis and South China Sea disputes are expected to dominate …

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[31 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Minnie Chan in South China Morning Post, July 31, 2017
Raised border tensions between the two Asian giants could also threaten Beijing’s ambitious trade and infrastructure outreach plan, the “Belt and Road Initiative”, experts have warned.
Chinese and Indian troops have been locked in an eyeball-to-eyeball stand-off for over 40 days in a desolate region of the Himalayas that is also claimed by India’s ally Bhutan. Both sides blame each other for escalating the dispute by deploying troops in the area.
Macau-based military expert Antony Wong Dong warned that Beijing’s hardball politics …

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[11 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

(The article was compiled based on a report by Beijing-based private strategic think tank Anbound)
China and India are two neighboring countries with the largest populations in the world, an unusual geographical phenomenon. With a population of 1.38 billion, China’s GDP grew 6.7 percent to more than $10 trillion in 2016, while the Indian Central Statistics Office estimated India’s GDP growth for the full fiscal 2016-17 at 7.1 per cent.
While Indian GDP may lag far behind, the country remains a potential emerging market that has high attractiveness for global capital. A …

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[30 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

LAHORE: Billions of rupees have been pumped into the provincial police budget, but the rate of crime shows no signs of decreasing, reveals data available with The Express Tribune.
When compared to 2015, extortion cases have increased by a whopping 43% as have car snatchings and kidnappings, which are up 29% and 13%, respectively, in the first 11 months of 2016.
‘52,552 Karachiites fell victim to street crime in 2016’
As many as 21,363 incidents, including murder, robbery-murder, kidnapping for ransom, extortion, robbery, dacoity, car and bike snatching as well as street crime …

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[29 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will chair a meeting of the National Finance Commission on Monday (today) — only a third in 20 months — in the absence of at least three provincial finance ministers.
The meeting comes amid provincial dem­ands for more power and resources. The Constitution requires the commission to submit two progress reports every year to parliament. The commission is also required to finalise its biannual report for the period ending June 30, 2016 and deliberate on four studies conducted by expert groups constituted by the 9th NFC …

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[29 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif yesterday included 11 new ministers in his cabinet, besides appointing four new advisers.
The total number of ministers in the provincial cabinet comes to 31 following the expansion which the analysts believe has been made keeping in view the next general elections.
Besides strengthening party position in some constituencies, the move also aims at preventing the disgruntled elements from joining other parties. Some of the new ministers were reportedly not happy with the leadership for being ignored for long.
Before the new inductions, the provincial cabinet …

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[29 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

The writer is a former foreign secretary.
Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Marco Polo diplomacy and Washington’s full-throttle support all around, India’s application for membership in the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has hit a dead end at the NSG’s latest annual plenary meeting in Seoul.
While not on the group’s agenda, some of India’s overenthusiastic proxies opted to raise the questionable question for a ‘decision’ at this meeting. The decision has come indeed – in the form of a ‘no’. It has, thus, closed the door on India’s NSG membership at …

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[29 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

The 26th plenary of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) ended in Seoul last week. Prior to the meeting, India’s membership bid had already generated debates. Was China blocking India’s inclusion, as most Indian experts believed? What is the standard for the NSG to include new members? Wang Qun (Wang), Director-General of the Arms Control Department of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, talked with the media about these issues.
It has been reported that at the Seoul plenary, China was blocking India’s membership. What is your comment?
Wang: The NSG has hitherto not …

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[29 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) had a plenary meeting in Seoul last week, and all members participated in a special conference on Thursday evening about the accession of non-participants of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) into the NSG. At least 10 countries, including China, have opposed their bid.India is not a signatory to the NPT, but is the most active applicant to join the NSG. Before the Seoul meeting, the Indian media played up the prospects of its bid. Some even claim that among the 48 members of the NSG, …

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[28 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

The writer, Brigadier (retd) Feroz Hassan Khan is a professor of security studies at Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California
Michael Krepon – a prominent thinker on South Asia’s strategic issues and co-founder of the Stimson Center, a prestigious think tank in Washington DC – spearheaded research on the technological transition from the first to the second nuclear age in an edited volume, The Lure and Pitfalls of MIRVs.
The Stimson Center study examines the history of competition between the superpowers during the Cold War, with a specific focus on the cascading …