Category: China

India China relations plunge over CPEC dispute

China defended the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project on Wednesday, a day after India's Prime Minister indirectly said that the $54-billion corridor breached the country's territorial sovereignty. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said during his speech at the Raisin Dialogue that it was imperative that all countries should have "respect for sovereignty" as…

In selling weapons to Vietnam, India must not strain its ties with China

India has begun negotiating for the possible sale of Akash surface-to-air-missiles to Vietnam, a move that would significantly step-up the present military relationship between the two countries. New Delhi already extends cooperation in areas like the maintenance of and training for fighters and submarines. The subtext in such discussions would be the two governments’ common…

Nepal-China military drill worries India

Highlights Nepal's proposed joint military exercise with China has triggered unease in India Nepal’s ambassador to India sought to play down the significance of the exercise Relationship with India is not going change because of any such exercise, he said Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been performing a balancing act between India and China,…

Malabar exercise more bluster than real deterrence in East China Sea:- Chinese Media

Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin, commander of the US Seventh Fleet, said earlier this month that India, Japan and the US are set to focus their next round of marine war games, the Malabar exercise, on anti-submarine warfare. The exercise has "assumed significance" at a time when "China has become more assertive, and their submarines…

Agni-V with China in range tested; next in line is Agni-VI, with multiple warheads

NEW DELHI: India's most formidable missile, the over 5,000-km range Agni-V, is now ready for user trials by the military after it underwent its fourth and final test-firing+ from the integrated test range off the Odisha coast on Monday. The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Agni-V, dubbed a "game-changer" in strategic deterrence because it brings the…

India should make Tibet a core issue with China: Sangay

NEW DELHI: India must raise Tibet with China as this is vital not only to its security but also environment and economic interests as China is furiously building dams in a region that feeds major Indian rivers, Lobsanga Sangay, PM of Tibet's government in exile, tells Rajeev Deshpande . Excerpts: How do you see the…

Pak-Russia-China Nexus – What That Means For India

Just when it seemed new, possible alignments were emerging on the international stage towards the end of 2016, possibly to distract from India's renewed obsession with domestic matters such as demonetisation, US president-elect Donald Trump has spun the wheel in a different direction, calling up old enemies to possibly assist with challenging new ones. 25…

CPEC: A Challenge To Pakistan’s Domestic Industry

In the globalized world of today, CPEC is important in the South Asian region, as it plays a crucial role in creating networks that connect countries socially, economically and politically. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), also known as a multi-billion dollar project, is heralded as a game changer for Pakistan’s economy and regional cooperation.…

What stopped this Pakistani Submarine from hitting India

The sinking of Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi with 90 men aboard in the 1971 Indo-Pak war is regarded as one of the high points of India's first-ever emphatic military victory. Now with famed Bollywood producer/director Karan Johar releasing the first-look poster of his studio's new movie The Ghazi Attack, we thought it might be a…

Why Taiwan is China’s soft underbelly — and that’s good news for India

China regards itself as heir to the United States’ status as the world’s leading superpower. Last week it flexed its maritime muscles, capturing an American sea drone in international waters of the South China Sea. Washington, busy with the Obama-Trump transition, has taken its eye off the ball. President Barack Obama, who hands over office…

After NSG Snub by China, India gets ready to test China centric nuclear-capable Agni-V Missile

NEW DELHI: India is getting ready to test its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its final operational configuration from Wheeler Island off Odisha after two years. Defence sources said preparations were on in full swing to launch the nuclear-capable Agni-V from its canister on a launcher truck towards December-end or early January . "There…

India’s Tit-For-Tat for Chinese core interests could rile Beijing: Analysts

China’s clear disregard for India’s concerns and aspirations despite appeals at the highest level could result in New Delhi giving less weight to Chinese core interests, say analysts. Examples of India gradually growing less sensitive to Chinese concerns in recent months include allowing the US Ambassador in India Richard Verma and the Tibetan spiritual leader…

China Says Trump’s Taiwan Comments Cause ‘Serious Concern’

China's foreign minister warned that any moves to damage Beijing's core interests would be self-detrimental after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he could use the way in which America deals with Taiwan as a bargaining chip. Wang Yi's comments late Monday came a day after Trump said in a television interview that he didn't feel…

China Should Build More Nuclear Arms To Prepare For Donald Trump: Chinese Media

China should "significantly" increase military spending and build more nuclear weapons as a response to US President-elect Donald Trump, an editorial in the nationalistic Global Times newspaper said Thursday. China should "build more strategic nuclear arms and accelerate the deployment of the DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile" to protect its interests, should Trump attempt to corner…

Geopolitical tensions flare as Beijing deploys Warships in Pakistan’s Gwadar Port

Beijing’s decision to deploy its warships and submarines in conjunction with the Pakistani Navy at Pakistan’s strategic Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea has set alarm bells ringing in New Delhi. The port features prominently in China’s 2,442-km, US$51 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which once completed in 2017 will open up cheaper cargo routes for…

Japan and India’s nuclear accord can counter China’s hegemonic ambitions

The highly-anticipated civil nuclear agreement between India and Japan was the most important outcome of the November 11 Shinzo Abe-Narendra Modi summit. Even with Abe favouring a nuclear accord with India, building a national consensus within Japan around it has taken time. The December 2015 India-Japan summit saw progress in reaching understandings on the text…