Q. With reference to Belt and Road initiative (BRI) consider the following statements:
1.It aims filling the infrastructure gap in Asia by connecting land and sea routes under the Silk Route.
2.India is part of this initiative.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Statement 1: Belt and Road initiative (BRI) aims at developing infrastructure and economic integration of the countries along the ancient Silk Route. This will help infrastructure development in Asia.

Statement 2: The statement is incorrect. BRI is the initiative of China and India opposes this as there are threats to its national sovereignty.

Source: The Hindu