Monthly Archives: October 2016

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 →

India, Myanmar moving closer in all key areas; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0153/2016 Courtesy: The India Saga The de-facto ruler, Foreign Minister and State Counsellor of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi paid a four-day visit to India from October 16. Suu Kyi, who did her graduation from New Delhi and called India as her second home, paid first overseas visit to China in August may be because of domestic compulsions. She visited New Delhi after BIMSTEC (Bay of… Read Article →

Sharif vs Sharif: Who will win in Pakistan?; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0152/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor   Recently an article of Cyril Almeida published in Pakistan’s reputed English daily Dawn has exposed the bitterness between the political leadership and the army. Almeida, a fearless journalist, a rare commodity in Pakistan, wrote in the article that the civilian government has warned that Pakistan is being isolated in the world arena because of its position on terrorism. The article also… Read Article →

Chinese President to Probe Bangladesh; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0151/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG) Courtesy South Asia Analysis Group Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay an official visit to Bangladesh on October 14.  Obviously the red carpet will be rolled out for him in Dhaka. The two countries have maintained stable and sustained relationship over the decades.  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sk. Hasina visited China twice since she returned to power in 2009. Whichever… Read Article →

Environmental and Energy Security: Dams, Water Wars and Dependence on Fossil Fuels; By Raakhee Suryaprakash

CAS article no. 0150/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) Energy and the environment are two important issues of the day. The future of mankind depends on whether we make them symbiotic or competitive. We are imperilled by extreme weather patterns, terrorism, civil war, etc. and much of it is ruled by mankind’s thirst for crude oil. With the clarion cry against poverty the mad scramble towards development has… Read Article →