Category Archives: CPEC

Are India and China Drifting Apart?; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0162/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group  Indian and Chinese National Security Advisors (NSAs) Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi are scheduled to meet in Hyderabad, India in the first week of November to review bilateral relations and regional developments.  Hugging and selfie diplomacy is over.  It is back to the brass tacks.  Core interests are to the fore. Doval and his delegation would certainly carry in… Read Article →

South China Sea: From Turbidity to Semblance of Tranquility; By Cmde. R. S. Vasan

CAS article no. 0158/2016 Courtesy: National Maritime Foundation The unfolding events in the South China Sea (SCS) in the last one decade plus has been tumultuous to say the least. The year Code of Conduct (CoC).[1]was signed in Cambodia (2002) can be taken as the bench mark year when the members of the ASEAN and China agreed on prescribed methods for preventing escalation of conflict over territory and resources. It… Read Article →

China-Pakistan corridor against India’s strategic interests; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0154/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor The much-touted $46 billion, 3,000-km-long China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) links Gwadar port in the troubled state of Balochistan to China’s restive autonomous region of Xinjiang. The project, which is an extension of China’s ambitious One-Belt-One-Road scheme, passes through Gilgit and Baltistan areas which are part of Jammu and Kashmir which is Indian territory but illegally occupied by Pakistan. Hence, the CPEC is… Read Article →

Climate Change and Low-Carbon: China’s New Growth Engines; By Raakhee Suryaprakash

CAS article no. 0147/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S)  September 2016 has been a busy month on the front of ratifying the Paris Climate Change Accord. First, at the G20 summit held in low-carbon city Hangzhou, China, the presidents of China and the United States announced that they have both ratified their country’s commitments made in the Paris Agreement in December 2015. On September 13, 2016, Brazil, Latin… Read Article →

Modi’s POK-Balochistan Ploy: Gambit or Game Plan?; By Col. R. Hariharan

CAS article no. 0142/2016 Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle  Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on Independence Day covered a wide range of issues, it was his reference to Pakistan’s human rights aberrations in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (including Gilgit Baltistan) and Balochistan that triggered a lot of speculation about a new Indian narrative on Kashmir. No PM before Modi had ever raised the issue of Pakistan’s poor human rights record in POK… Read Article →

Quetta Terror Attack Shows Pakistan’s Lack of Will to Fight Terrorism; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0140/2016 Courtesy: The India Saga A country which nurtured and abetted terrorism as state policy and launched low intensity war against its neighbour has suffered one more blast at Quetta on August 8 in which more than 90 innocent people lost lives and large number were injured. The irony is that more than one terrorist organization claimed responsibility of this heinous offence as if it was not… Read Article →

Modi and Jinping shouldn’t let their egos come in the way of India-China ties; By Col. R. Hariharan

CAS article no. 0113/2016 Courtesy: India Today Daily O Portal Is China becoming uneasy about India’s assertive international posture? It would seem so, if we take a holistic view of how China has been viewing India’s international initiatives since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power. Condescending, conceited, contemptuous or confused….these words may well describe China’s web journal Global Times’  editorial choice of words like smug, self-centred and self-righteous to… Read Article →

Can China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) be a Messiah for Balochistan?; By Anurima Sitara Ghosh

CAS article no. 0112/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Introduction Pakistan and China signed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) development project in 2015. This $46 billion project in Pakistan will see China developing road and transport facilities, fiber link optics and oil pipelines. The corridor will pass from Gwadar, Balochistan to China’s western province, Xinjang. The corridor will also fast track the process of the construction of the Gwadar… Read Article →

Parleys for Nuclear Supplier Group membership – India China Power Play and larger Implications; By Cmde. R. S. Vasan

CAS article no. 0101/2016  Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies The last few weeks have witnessed intense discussions and lobbying both in India and the rest of the world about how the NSG membership by India would be dealt with .The ultimate result notwithstanding, such intensity and astute campaigning  by India  has brought out the best Indian diplomacy has worked under the new Government.  India was seen engaging at many… Read Article →