Will Russia-China-Pakistan Axis Leave India Out of Afghanistan?

Will Russia-China-Pakistan Axis Leave India Out of Afghanistan?

By Harsh V.Pant/The Quint There has been another dramatic twist in the seemingly never-ending Afghanistan saga. Last month, Russia hosted representatives of China and Pakistan to discuss developments in Afghanistan and the three agreed upon “a flexible approach to remove certain figures from sanctions lists as part of efforts to foster a peaceful dialogue between Kabul and...

Why India’s ICBM tests rile China?

Why India’s ICBM tests rile China?

By Brig (Rtd) Arun Sahgal/The Diplomat Two back-to-back Agni IV and V missile tests have rattled China, particularly as they signal the growing prowess of India’s inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) development program. Reacting to the Indian missile tests, Global Times, an English-language Chinese state-owned publication, gratuitously advised “India to cool its missile fever.” It went on to chastise India for attempting...

China reports enhanced Sino-Indian mutual trust since 2015

China reports enhanced Sino-Indian mutual trust since 2015

Colombo, January 14 (The New Indian Express): In its latest report on Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation, China has said that since 2015, Sino-Indian strategic and cooperative partnership for peace and prosperity has been further deepened. “Practical cooperation between the two countries has made solid progress in various areas. The two countries have maintained communication and coordination on international affairs and enhanced...

Fear of abuse brings down Chinese-Nepali marriages

Fear of abuse brings down Chinese-Nepali marriages

Kathmandu, January 6: A few years ago, it had become trendy for Nepali women to get married to Chinese or Korean men, but the number of such marriages has decreased drastically after reports of abuse of Nepali women. The number of Nepali-Chinese marriages has dropped after an online report about the difficulties of getting a marriage license in Nepal went viral...

Sri Lanka re-negotiating Hambantota port deal with China

Sri Lanka re-negotiating Hambantota port deal with China

Colombo, January 5 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lanka is going to re-negotiate the deal entered into with China on the US$ 1.4 billion Hambantota port, the Minister of Strategic Development and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama told the media here on Thursday. Given the heated public controversy over the grant of 80 percent equity in the port to the state-owned...

Sri Lankan opposition asks Sirisena to scuttle Hambantota port deal with Chinese company

Sri Lankan opposition asks Sirisena to scuttle Hambantota port deal with Chinese company

Colombo, January 3 (The New Indian Express): Eight Members of the Sri Lankan parliament belonging to the Pro-Mahinda Rajapaksa Joint Opposition have written to President Maithripala Sirisena appealing to him to scuttle the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Framework Agreement signed between the government and the China Merchant Ports Holding Company on the management of the Hambantota port. The MPs, led...

Sirisena to push for amendments in Sino-Lankan pact on Hambantota port

Sirisena to push for amendments in Sino-Lankan pact on Hambantota port

Colombo, January 1 (The New Indian Express): Given the billowing controversy over the Sino-Sri Lankan Framework Agreement (FA) on Hambantota port in south Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is set to seek some significant amendments in it. He proposes to do so by appointing his own representative in the negotiating team. The Sunday Times reported that Sirisena met...

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