Editorials, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

The new game changer in Pakistan BY INSIGHTS · MAY 28, 2016

Summary: Much hype has been created around the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, since it was announced in April 2015. It is a game-changer and is expected to transform Pakistan into an Asian Giant, say some experts in Pak. This gains even more prominence when contrasted to the $5 billion investment made by… Continue reading The new game changer in Pakistan BY INSIGHTS · MAY 28, 2016

GS-2, GS-3, Internal security, International Relations, Uncategorized

India, Japan, U.S. to hold naval exercises

The Hindu What happened? In a move that is sure to raise eyebrows in Beijing, four Indian warships will join the navies of the United States and Japan in the second half of June for the next edition of Malabar exercises east of Okinawa, a Japanese island. Exercise Malabar Exercise Malabar is a trilateral naval… Continue reading India, Japan, U.S. to hold naval exercises

Art & culture, GS-1, Uncategorized

Mogao caves reveal powerful India-China Buddhist link

The Hindu News In Gobi desert, there exist hundreds of caves, whose intricately painted walls and magnificent statues have described the journey of Buddhism. Geography, and specifically the ancient Silk Road, had indeed played a foundational role Dunhuang was a major point of intersection along the Silk Road, one of whose branch lines headed towards… Continue reading Mogao caves reveal powerful India-China Buddhist link

Editorials, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

China’s water hegemony in Asia

Severe drought has occurred in south east asia and the main reason for this is rapid construction of dam by China at upstreams. Now Beijing is trying to legitimatise it by releasing water to drought hit nation in Lower Mekong river basin i.e. China is touting the utility of its upstream structures in fighting droughts… Continue reading China’s water hegemony in Asia

Editorials, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Raja-Mandala: Aligning with the far to balance the near

Issue How India should calibrate its relationship with US and China Expert Analysis Policymakers in the foreign policy believe that expanding the military partnership with the United States might have huge negative consequences for Delhi’s engagement with Beijing. Thus they form US policy on the basis that, what China would think of it. But the… Continue reading Raja-Mandala: Aligning with the far to balance the near

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

SCO & India

As of July 2015, India has been accorded full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) along with Pakistan at its Ufa summit held in Russia. SCO is a Eurasian economic, political and military organisation HQ: Beijing, China Established: 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders 6 countries viz. China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan… Continue reading SCO & India

Editorials, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Four corners of a good deal

Article Link The U.S.-Japan-India trilateral has gained momentum in recent years, with regular meetings and a variety of collective exercises. This proves that India has begun to exert its leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. But, it is not possible for India to be a world leader or an Asian leader without first being a South… Continue reading Four corners of a good deal

Big Picture, GS-2, Internal security, International Relations, Uncategorized

Militarizing the South China Sea

There are reports that China has placed surface to air missile batteries in the Woody Island, a link in the chain of Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Woody Island has been claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam. However, the island is under the control of China since 1974. Islands and rock formations in… Continue reading Militarizing the South China Sea

Editorials, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Seizing the ‘One Belt, One Road’ opportunity

Article Link China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ project can help offset the global trade challenges and provide better connectivity and greater economic opportunities. China’s fast economic growth in the past 30 years has dramatically transformed the global landscape. This transformation is expected to continue under the “One Belt, One Road” initiative set out by President… Continue reading Seizing the ‘One Belt, One Road’ opportunity