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CHINA REJECTS INDIAN MOVES IN KASHMIR

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BEIJING - Beijing has criticised India’s decision to change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, a state that borders China, accusing New Delhi of undermining its territorial sovereignty. China’s statement was most critical of the impact of India’s actions on the mainly Buddhist region of Ladakh - an area of strategic i

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Did the family of Pakistani politician who has become...

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Did the family of Pakistani politician who has become the poster boy for British overseas aid STEAL funds meant for earthquake victims, asks DAVID ROSE Shahbaz Sharif leads Pakistan's main opposition party and was a chief minister  Up

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Who benefited from Sri Lankan tragedy?

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A devastating series of eight bomb blasts ripped through churches holding Easter services and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on 21 Apr 19, killing nearly 300 people, including dozens of foreigners and injuring nearly 500. International media especially that of India are in the forefront in reporting that a local Islamist extremist group called the National Tawheed Jam

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CPEC is the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to pivot to Africa

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All Great Powers, including most recently even Russia and India, are increasingly expanding their influence in Africa as they seek to take part in the continent’s expected growth across this century, and CPEC provides the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to pivot there too so long as the country’s decision makers are aware of its many opportunities and s

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Is Chabahar becoming India’s ‘Achilles heel’?

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Notwithstanding the potential and the role that Iran sees the Chabahar port will play in somewhat helping her escape the US sanctions, the port’s business potential continues to remain under-utilised and under-productive, causing Iran to worry about its future, leading it to seek out other countries that might invest in the port to meet its true potential. In la

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US, India, Japan lack Beijing’s financial muscle to challenge China at Indo-Pacific

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Australia, India, Japan and the US lack the financial muscle to challenge China’s vast infrastructure funding initiative in the Indo-Pacific, and should rather focus on alternative strengths according to London-based think tank the Henry Jackson Society (HJS). In a report released on Wednesday (AEDT), the HJS highlights shortcomings in the four countries&rsquo

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Blowback from India’s strategic blunder in Bhutan?

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Dr Lotay Tshering, DNT president and Prime Minister of Bhutan New Delhi was rattled by Bhutan’s October 18 general election, the outcome of which may soon accelerate the decline of India’s influence over the Himalayan kingdom. The center-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT, Bhutan United Party) won 30 seats out o

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Pakistan: The Global Pivot State

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Pakistan’s promising economic potential, international connectivity capabilities, and unparalleled geostrategic location combine with its world-class military and proven diplomatic finesse over the decades to turn the South Asian country into the global pivot state of the 21stcentury. As astounding as it may sound to most observers, th

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Chinese Aircraft Carrier to be Sold to Pakistan

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On February 5, the online naval defense magazine Navy Recognition (part of a group of similar online publications registered in Belgium), made a vague reference to certain plans China has for its “military and foreign policies”, reporting the sensational

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India Plays Hardball with China

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After a year of turmoil in Sino-Indian relations, India hosted Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao last week with a degree of fanfare. Wen's visit came at a time of newfound assertiveness in India's China policy. Having tried to brush significant divergences with Beijing under the carpet for years, New Delhi policymakers have been forced to acknowledge -- if grudgingly

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