Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fwd: The China Pakistan Economic Corridor and India+What awaits PM Modi in China+Chabahar vs Gwadar+Sino Russia relations should not cause alarm


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From: sanjeev nayyar


1. Govt must change Gilgit Baltisthan narrative by col jaibans singh 8/5/15 http://www.indiandefencereview.com/government-must-change-the-gilgit-baltistan-narrative/
'It misused the UN resolution on Jammu and Kashmir to declare Gilgit-Baltistan a disputed territory; re-designated the region as Northern Area and exercised control over it through political agents. The word Gilgit-Baltistan is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution of Pakistan. The demand for a full fledged Provincial status has also not been met by the federal government.
Many activists from Gilgit-Baltistan are asking India to give up its silence and own up the people as legitimate citizens of India.'
 
My take – The Chinese will test Modi by making GOI to reiterate India's commitment on One China Policy, Tibet being part of China, South China Sea etc. How does India benefit? Will Modi make a statement on Gilgit Baltistan being part of J&K pre 1947 etc?
 
2. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor and India by priyanka singh 7/5/15 http://www.idsa.in/idsacomments/TheChinaPakistanEconomicCorridorandIndia_psingh_070515.html
'A section believes that by taking up a long term project such as the CPEC, the arteries of which will originate in Gilgit Baltistan, China has yet again tacitly approved Pakistan's claim and control over this region. There was no reaction from the Indian official sources to the Xinhua statement. In the past, a similar statement was withdrawn after India registered a protest to the Chinese news agency. India has to take a call on whether it would like to be a party to the CPEC, sit on the fence, or convey its concerns more emphatically in a bid to discourage China.'
 
3. Combat fleet of IAF: present and future 8/5/15 by air mar dhiraj kukreja http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/combat-fleet-of-the-iaf-present-and-future/
 
 
5. What awaits PM Modi in China by bhaskar roy 9/5/15 http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1773. GOOD READ.
 
6. China, Russia lead non West initiatives by dmitri t 8/5/15 http://en.people.cn/n/2015/0508/c90883-8889118.html
'In September, Russian President Vladimir Putin will return the compliment by traveling to Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the War of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the end of World War II.
In the last 15 months or so, it has made a big leap forward from a "marriage of convenience" to something of an entente, that is, a close political alignment. However, the Russia-China rapprochement is a sign of the changing world order, in which the West is still very relevant, but no longer dominant.'
Also read Sino Russia relations should not cause alarm Editorial Globaltimes 9/5/15 http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/920675.shtml
 
My take – Warming up of China Russia ties is bad news for U.S./Japan combine and indirectly for  India.
 
In reading China, the first preparatory step is to put aside, if not discard altogether, the periodic sweet words spoken by Chinese leaders or written by the Chinese official media. - See more at: http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1773#sthash.g1Rz58Ru.dpuf
In reading China, the first preparatory step is to put aside, if not discard altogether, the periodic sweet words spoken by Chinese leaders or written by the Chinese official media. - See more at: http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1773#sthash.g1Rz58Ru.dpuf
7. Chabahar vs Gwadar by syed ali shah  10/5/15 http://www.dawn.com/news/1181003/chabahar-vs-gwadar
'Chabahar provides India an easier land-sea route to Afghanistan, where it has fostered close security cooperation and economic interests over the years. New Delhi has already spent $100 million on building a 220-kilometre road in the Nimroz province of Afghanistan. The road will be extended to Chabahar. India has pledged $100m for laying railway lines connecting Afghanistan with Central Asia.'
 
8. Why did the Pakistan Army warn RAW by rana banerji 8/5/15 http://www.rediff.com/news/column/why-did-the-pakistan-army-warn-raw/20150508.htm
 
9. Mr Modi do not avoid the P word by sushant sareen 9/5/15 http://www.rediff.com/news/column/mr-modi-dont-avoid-the-p-word/20150508.htm
 
My take – Modi should avoid referring to Pakistan and give it too much of importance. Instead it should focus on China and the West supporting countries which use terrorism as an instrument of state policy.
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sanjeev nayyar
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