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  • CPEC and the Future of Gilgit Baltistan

    Given an already upset population and the presence of anti-establishment factions, the unequal distribution of the benefits of CPEC is likely to ignite protests and cause a setback to the initiative as well to the Pakistan establishment.

    April 13, 2017

    India’s Participation in CPEC: The Ifs and Buts

    Isolated statements from China and Pakistan soliciting India’s participation in CPEC could be part of a strategic mind-game. India must consider engaging astutely in this mind-game.

    February 17, 2017

    CPEC: Corridor of Discontent

    The Brief flags the political discontent in the three major regions that lie in the CPEC’s trajectory.

    November 23, 2016

    Rethinking India’s approach towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

    Rethinking India’s approach towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

    Ceding PoK as part of a settlement does not comport with India’s national and strategic interests, especially in terms of dealing with the challenge posed by China-Pakistan collaboration.

    May 03, 2016

    The Need for Haste on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: China Pakistan Economic Corridor Needs a Counter Strategy

    An India-China Silk Route Corridor could have multiple advantages for both countries without at the same time compromising their security concerns.

    October 07, 2015

    Soumitra N. Pathak asked: How far is China's nuclear commerce with Pakistan in violation of its NSG membership? What steps other NSG members have taken to check it?

    Kapil Patil replies: China’s civil nuclear cooperation with Pakistan is governed by the “Agreement for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy” signed on September 15, 1986. The agreement is of indefinite time period and continues to be the basis for bilateral civil nucler cooperation, even after China formally became a member of the Nucler Suppliers Group (NSG) in 2004.

    The China Pakistan Economic Corridor and India

    The China Pakistan Economic Corridor and India

    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.

    May 07, 2015

    IAF Equipment and Force Structure Requirements to Meet External Threats, 2032

    In keeping with the theme ‘IAF Deep Multidimensional Change 2032: Imperatives and a Roadmap’, this article focuses on the responses to the external threat challenges that are likely to be face by IAF in 2032. The seexternal challenges have been identified to be the individual Chinese and Pakistani threats as well as a combined Sino-Pak threat. The article confines itself to developing a possible force structure only in terms of numbers of combat and support aircraft of various types for 2032.

    January 2014

    Li Keqiang Visit to Pakistan: Assessing the Outcome

    Wide-ranging agreements and proposals were signed and discussed during Li’s visit to Pakistan. The emphasis between the two countries continues to be ‘strategic’ – ‘strategic communication’ and ‘reinforcing strategic and long term planning’.

    June 05, 2013

    China-Pakistan Nuclear Cooperation: Unclear Facts

    There is a lot of inaccuracy and assumption in reporting Chasma 3 nuclear cooperation between China-Pakistan. It is not conceivable in engineering terms as to how a 300 MWe Chasma 3 can be transformed into a 1,000 MWe project.

    April 18, 2013