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China to provide 8 submarines to Pakistan in next 11 years

In a recent development, China will provide 8 submarines to Pakistan Navy over a period of next 11 years. Four submarines will be constructed in China and they would be provided to Pakistan in the mid of 2022-23. Remaining 4 subs will be constructed in Karachi Shipyard and they will be handed over to Pakistan in 2028. The news was stated by the Chief Project Director of Submarine while briefing

Information Warfare against China-Pak Economic Corridor

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a cornerstone of Beijing’s regional geo-integration via its famed One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. The strategic implications of this project are simply too large to ignore, both for its beneficiaries and critics. Presently, no other country provides the ideal sea-to-land routes from Indian Ocean to Central Asia, as does Pakistan. For China, perhaps the only concern in our particular region is the ongoing

India’s Growing Belligerence Amid Delayed Bilateral Dialogue

On February 16, 2016, two leading Asian newspapers published opposing stories on bilateral talks. The Hindustan Times quoted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Mr Tariq Fatemi that Pakistan was ‘ready to forge cooperative relations with India’. On the other hand, a report by Dawn quoted India’s new High Commissioner to Pakistan Mr Gautam Bambawale saying that the dialogue between both countries would resume ‘once the atmosphere

Stronger Pakistan-Sri Lanka Ties A Guarantor Of Peace In Asia

Pakistan and Sri Lanka are two important South Asian nation states, even more so because of their unique geostrategic locations. Pakistan is the Indian Ocean’s transit route to Afghanistan and Central Asia and eventually Europe, whereas Sri Lanka lies near major sea lanes in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Thus, the tiny island state assumed greater importance in the context of maritime trade and combating privacy. Little wonder why China

Is India Dragging Asia Into A Nuclear Armageddon?

The race for nuclear technology in South Asia began as early as 1944 when Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha (known as the father of India’s nuclear program) founded the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) devoted to nuclear studies. Efforts by Bhabha and his associates were gaining attention of statesmen such as Jawaharlal Nehru, founder of an otherwise dialogue-centric Nehruvian school of thought which prioritizes talks over military might. On June

2nd World Internet Conference And China’s Vision For The Future

From 16-18 December, the Cyberspace Administration of China in partnership with the provincial government in Zhejiang are jointly hosting the 2nd World Internet Conference in the eastern city of Wuzhen. More than 2000 attendees from over 120 countries are participating in the conference, almost half of them foreign guests. These include government officials, international organizations, Internet companies, academics, experts, think tanks and students from local and international institutes. President Xi

Lt Gen KJ Singh, Mind Your Own Business!

Military officers around the world hold varied opinions on individuals, organizations and incidents which they take a particular interest in. It is natural for their views to come from a preset institutional perspective, often accompanied with bias and sharp criticism. But what happens when some of these senior commanders make controversial statements which do nothing except promote further misunderstandings and hate? We recently saw Britain’s Chief of Defence Staff General

Anti-Terrorist Cyber Operations And The Future Of National Security

The English-language version of Chinese military’s mouthpiece reported on October 15, 2015 that a cyber (Internet-based) exercise codenamed “Xiamen-2015” was held in the city of the same name in Fujian province. The decision to hold this exercise was undertaken on April 10, 2015 during the SCO RATS Council’s 26th regular meeting in the Uzbek capital Tashkent. It was jointly organized by member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) of

Chinese firm’s mega offer for hydroelectric power generation in Pakistan

On July 3, 2015, the Express Tribune reported that a mega Chinese firm has expressed willingness to pump almost $50 billion for hydroelectric projects in Pakistan. China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), a state-owned power company which was established in September 1993, said it is keen to make this huge investment in Pakistan in conjunction with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank subsidiary. It is worth noting that the

Just one submarine makes India go paranoid

Indian media is known to regularly incline towards sensationalism, even at the expense of covering more important issues. Electronic media in India, unlike the comparatively independent and serious print media, often reflects a strong pro-establishment narrative. This is the reason why red tickers and flashes on “Breaking News” seem to take the very pulse out of an ordinary viewer who would perhaps be more concerned with domestic sanitation, healthcare, human