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Pakistan caught again in nuclear smuggling activity
According to the US Justice Department, the five men, based in Canada, Hong Kong, and UK, “operated an international procurement network of front companies that existed to acquire US-origin goods for AERO) and PAEC, and to cause those goods to be exported from the United States to the entities without export licenses in violation of federals law.”
In a first, China, Pakistan navies deploy submarines in strategic Arabian Sea drills
The Arabian Sea region is strategically important for In...
Ports, trains and trade: Xi Jinping to offer Myanmar billion-dollar bounty
The crown jewel of Xi's two-day visit will be a $1.3 billion deep-...
China renews its Belt and Road push for global sway
The latest contracts include a subway system for Serbia; an elevated rail line in Colombia among others.
Chinese Navy in Indian Ocean: There have been instances when we had to tell them to go back, says Indian Navy Chief
"We have placed our ships in mission-based deployments so that we get an idea what are the activities, not only of China but of all other countries, so that if there is anything that impinges on our national interest or sovereignty, we will have to act," Navy chief said.
Major differences among UN members over India's permanent membership in UNSC: China
China, which has veto power in the UNSC being one of its five permanent members, has been stonewalling India's efforts to become permanent member of the powerful UN body for years, pointing out lack of consensus even though the other four -- US, UK, France and Russia -- have backed New Delhi's membership.
China's trade with BRI countries surges to $1.34 trillion in 2019
Trade with BRI partner countries totalled 9.27 trillion yuan (about $1.34 trillion) in 2019, outpacing the country's aggregate trade growth by 7.4 percentage points. Touted as Chinese President Xi Jinping's pet project, the One Belt One Road initiative focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, China and Europe.
Xi plans Myanmar trip this week to expedite BRI projects facing slowdown
According to Myanmar government sources, Xi is expected to visit Naypyitaw, January 17-18. During his trip, the two sides are expected to sign several agreements covering the construction of the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and border economic cooperation zones, , road upgrade projects, promotion of trade relations among others.
India deploys aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in Arabian Sea amid China-Pakistan naval drill
Pakistan and China on Monday launched a major drill in the North Arabian Sea with an aim to increase inter-operability and strategic cooperation between their two navies. The exercise 'Sea Guardians' is taking place in the midst of heightened tension between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.
India to invite Imran khan, other leaders for SCO's annual heads of government meeting
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said all eight member countries, four observers and dialogue partners of the grouping will be invited for the meeting.
China should consider Belt and Road Initiative via Kolkata, Mumbai ports instead of PoK: Subramanian Swamy
BRI is China's global economic initiative for connecting with Europe, Africa and the rest of Asia through road and maritime routes with focus on infrastructure, transportation and energy sectors. Swamy suggested that instead of passing through PoK, the BRI corridor can enter India from Kunming in southwestern China and from Kolkata Port it can take the sea route.
Pakistan set to miss 4% GDP growth: Central Bank
The large-scale manufacturing sector in the country witnessed a decline of 5.9 per cent in Q1-FY20 on YoY basis. This contraction was broad-based, as construction-allied industries, petroleum and automobile industries continued on downward path.
View: How secure will India be in 2020?
While 2019 saw a lot of activities with regard to national security, Balakot strike, abrogation of Art 370, administrative reorganisation of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories (UTs) and appointment of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), extrapolating the trends can help in anticipating some strategic and security challenges.
US urges Pakistanis to pose tough questions to China on CPEC
The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking China's resource-rich Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with Pakistan's strategic Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea.
Jaishankar defends NDA government's decision to allow ISI officials to visit Pathankot air base in 2016
He said the NDA government did not put the victim of terror and perpetrator of terrorism on the same plane by allowing the Pakistani team to visit the Pathankot air base as part of the joint investigation into the Pathankot terror attack case. In a clear reference to Pakistan, he said India should never ever allow terrorism to be normalised.
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