Category: World News

Success of Gwadar Port is not a threat to India: Chinese experts

India should not see the success of Gwadar port in Pakistan as a military challenge, Chinese experts said soon after the first Chinese ship arrived at the China financed port on Friday. The move would open up a new cargo route for Chinese goods destined for the Middle East and Africa. The port, which was…

Pakistan eyes Chinese J-20: It’s time for India to trot in 5th-Generation Fighter Race

Pakistan has evinced interest in acquiring the export variant of China's first fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). China recently showcased two of its advanced J-20 stealth fighters in a fly-over at an air show in Zhuhai, Guangdong province of China on 1 November 2016. This was the first, public show of the J-20 warplane which is…

Donald Trump will be US president: Many challenges await the American Left

The unthinkable has happened. Donald Trump has won the US presidency. Only a month ago, this weak candidate seemed to destroy his own prospects by his first debate performance; falling as he did into an obvious trap Hillary Clinton had laid, by tweeting in the middle of the night about a Miss Universe contestant. After…

How India should deal with Donald Trump

India should formulate a totally pragmatic approach for dealing with Trump. This would be different than the typical ideological approaches Indians have tended to use in international affairs. In other words, do not pigeon hole Trump into Left/Right categories. Understand his top priorities as president, and make concrete deals that are free of lofty ideologies.…

Trump’s Victory is Triumph of the American people, Nawaz sharif says

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday congratulated President-elect of the United States (US) Donald Trump on his historic victory in the 2016 US Presidential elections, Radio Pakistan reported. Donald Trump stunned America and the world, riding a wave of populist resentment, to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the…

Will President Trump Be Good Or Bad For Pakistan?:- Pakistani Intellectual

No one to mince words, in 2012, an angry Trump had tweeted: "When will Pakistan apologise to us for providing safe sanctuary to Osama Bin Laden for 6 years?! Some 'ally'." The candidate also seems to have a soft spot for India. Just last month, he attended an elaborate charity event hosted by Republican Hindu…

If the J-20 Stealth Fighter Is So Amazing Then Why Is China Buying Russia’s Su-35?

Even as China is publicly showing off its new Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter at the Zhuhai air show for the first time, Beijing is continuing its efforts to acquire advanced Russian fighters. Indeed, while a pair of J-20s garnered the attention of the world’s media, the Russian government quietly announced that it has started work…

India slams OIC, says the Islamic Bloc has no locus standi to comment on India’s internal matters

In a sharp reaction, India today slammed the OIC, an influential grouping of Muslim countries, for making "misleading references" to the Kashmir issue during its conclave, saying the bloc has no locus standi to comment on India's internal matters. A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Tashkent, in a resolution,…

Have Western Sanctions Against Russia Backfired?

Moscow: The European Union has decided against imposing any new sanctions against Russia as a result of its devastating air assault on rebel-held east Aleppo. It seems that sanctions fatigue is setting in among many EU members, and there may be some very good reasons for that. For over two years the US, the EU…

Pakistan regrets Indian designs to scuttle diplomatic efforts for dialogue: Pak envoy to US

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani has called on the US and the international community to help resolve the Kashmir dispute and not allow New Delhi to divert world's attention from the atrocities being committed against civilians in India-held Kashmir. Delivering a keynote address at the World Affairs Council, a Washington-based think-tank…

JOKE OF THE DAY:We can destroy Israel in ‘less than 12 minutes’ :: The Pakistani Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Pakistani Joint Chiefs of Staff has claimed that the Republic Islamic of Pakistan is capable of destroying the 'Jewish nation' in less than 12 minutes, the latest of a long series of threats against what it deems as the “Zionist regime.” “If Israel tries to invade our sacred sites in Palestine, we will raze…

Russia Perceptively Retrieves Policy Drift In South Asia Policy Towards Pakistan – OpEd

Russia has finally positively acted in retrieving its South Asia policy drift towards Pakistan witnessed recently in Russia-India Summit on the side-lines of BRICS Summit in Goa last weekend. Credit should go to PM Modi to induce Russia to do so. The above is evidenced by nearly twelve odd agreements signed therein, with the major…

No Russian Fighter Jets for Pakistan: Sergey Chemezov

On a day India and Russia signed major defence deals worth $10 billion and other agreements, CEO of Russia’s ROSTEC Corp Sergey Chemezov says the seeming decline in India-Russia ties is a thing of the past. Mr. Chemezov, who runs Russia’s military and tech giant and is a close associate of President Putin, is often…

Shut up on Balochistan or we raise Maoist, NE unrest: Pakistani envoys in US

  Two Pakistani special envoys tasked with drumming up support for its position on the Kashmir issue in the US continued to play hardball on India amid sharp questioning in Washington DC about the country's unceasing support for terror groups, its provocative nuclear posture, and its general failure as a nation-state. After threatening to decamp…

Hillary Clinton fears coup in Pakistan and apprehensions of nuclear suicide bombers

WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has expressed concern over the possibility of Pakistan's nuclear weapons falling into the hands of jihadists, which she said was "a threatening scenario", according to a media report. "Pakistan is running full speed to develop tactical nukes in their continuing hostility with India," the former secretary of state told…