Daily Archives: December 28, 2016

New Delhi nixes tripartite talks on Brahmaputra

New Delhi is not interested in tripartite negotiations on the Brahmaputra water-sharing issue. First and foremost, they are seeking to resolve the issue of Zangmu Dam that China plans...

Increasing importance of Pakistan in Afghan peace process.

Pakistan once again becoming relevant in afghan peace discussion. In the “Heart of Asia” conference, hosting country India alongside with Afghanistan tried to downplay Pakistan’s role in afghan peace...

Behind Pakistan’s CPEC offer

Days after a senior Pakistani General suggested that India should shun its “enmity” with Pakistan and join the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, the Chinese foreign ministry has...

The tame tiger

In the midst of major global transitions, Pakistan confronts multiple challenges: domestic discord, terrorism, Indian hostility and subversion, Afghan chaos and American pressure. The low energy response of Pakistan’s...

The looming disruption

Thanks to the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States, there is no longer an American consensus. Troubles tend to come in threes. Three broad international...

Manipur blockade: Black market thrives

Residents of Manipur have heaved a sigh of relief after hundreds of trucks which were stranded at the town of Jiribam some 200 km away from the state capital...

Pakistan has unique role in Afghan peace talks: China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said Pakistan had a unique role in the Afghan peace talks and urged Pakistan to take part in the peace process with...

Superseded Lt Gen Bakshi goes on leave in India

Eastern army commander Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi, who was overlooked for the position of Indian army chief, proceeded on leave on Tuesday, sources said. The duration of his leave wasn’t...

Russia, China, Pakistan agree on delisting Afghans from UN sanctions list

Russia, China and Pakistan have agreed on efforts to remove Afghan individuals from the UN sanctions lists as part of efforts to foster peaceful dialogue between Kabul and the...

Russia ready to join Afghan talks

Russia is ready to join stuttering peace talks on Afghanistan if interests of all parties taking part in them are respected, including Afghanistan itself, Interfax news agency cited Russian...