“Chinese Project at Balochistan port: local protests, global concerns”

News– Since November, there have been continuous protests in Gwadar, Baluchistan against mega-development plans of the port city as a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.  About Baluchistan-  Baluchistan is among the least developed even though it is the most resource-rich of Pakistan’s four provinces. The main means of livelihood for people in the region is fishing.   What are Indian Specific concerns of India? … Continue reading “Chinese Project at Balochistan port: local protests, global concerns”

China exports warship to Pak., to be deployed in Indian Ocean

What is the News? China has handed over the first Type 054A/P frigate (warship) named PNS Tughril to Pakistan.  What is PNS Tughril? PNS Tughril is the largest and most advanced warship that China has ever exported. It is designed and built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC). What are the key features of… Continue reading China exports warship to Pak., to be deployed in Indian Ocean

Pakistan blocks GoFirst flight: How it flouts freedom of air

What is the News? India has launched a direct flight between Srinagar and Sharjah (UAE). The flight was to operate through Pakistani airspace. However, the flight was denied permission to enter Pakistan and the flight had to take a longer route to reach the destination. This has raised the concern of Pakistan violating the first… Continue reading Pakistan blocks GoFirst flight: How it flouts freedom of air

Re-negotiate Indus Treaty with Pakistan in light of climate change: Standing Committee on Water Resources

Source: Down to Earth   Synopsis: The 1960 Indus Water Treaty between India and Pakistan did not take present-day issues like climate change into account. This calls for a renegotiation of the treaty through discussion and deliberation among the two countries. Background: The standing committee of Water resources has submitted its 12th Report to the… Continue reading Re-negotiate Indus Treaty with Pakistan in light of climate change: Standing Committee on Water Resources

Understanding Pakistan’s Kashmir conundrum

How India-Pakistan relations impact development in Kasmir? Context: As the central government initiates political engagement with the leaders of Jammu and Kashmir this week, for the first time since the state was reorganized in August 2019. This is closely watched by Pakistan. The play of Pakistan: Even before the central government announcement, Pakistan went into… Continue reading Understanding Pakistan’s Kashmir conundrum