Oct 11, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Countries who are participating in BRI are increasingly wary of falling into a debt trap
- Aug 07, 2021 08:59 AM IST
With the US withdrawing from Afghanistan, the situation is ideal for China to fill the power vacuum with the help of its all-weather ally Pakistan. Afghanistan’s natural resources, its strategic location and Beijing's own investments in the CPEC are big enough temptations. But will it work?
- Jun 14, 2021 06:25 PM IST
While parts of the G7 countries fund may later reach India through climate financing and sustainable development grants, officials say its biggest ripple effect will be in containing Chinese influence over India's traditional allies, who have increasingly veered towards Beijing following the Big Dragon's massive infrastructure investments
- Oct 28, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Beijing has invested more than $50 billion as part of the CPEC to upgrade infrastructure, power and transport links across Pakistan. Travel time across Lahore, a congested city with 11 million residents, has been cut to 45 minutes.
- Jul 29, 2020 01:38 PM IST
Japan’s limitations are high costs, inflexible procedures and being risk-averse, and it should be engaged to create a partnership based on an economic model leading to a value chain unique to India and Japan
- Apr 28, 2020 11:54 AM IST
It is not clear how the term beneficial owner should be interpreted under the new rules because of inference issues.
- Apr 14, 2020 03:59 PM IST
Past crises are proof that Chinese firms acquire discounted assets around the globe
- Dec 18, 2019 02:10 PM IST
The recent developments in Sri Lanka imply that South Asia is turning into another theatre of US-China rivalry and attenuation in India’s pre-eminent position in the region.
- Nov 27, 2019 11:01 AM IST
If the conduct of Indian foreign policy in the past seven decades shows us anything, it is that it has seldom relied on creative thinking from outside the four walls of the government.
- Nov 25, 2019 05:47 PM IST
India may be cautious of China's sway in the island nation, but Gotabaya Rajapaksa seems keen to maintain cordial ties with the northern neighbour
- Oct 01, 2019 12:03 PM IST
India will need both a capable and expanded foreign service working in co-ordination with political parties, business communities, intellectual elites and the diaspora, and to display adherence to values that are attractive to other nations to push an ‘Indian model’ of politics and development that can challenge the Chinese one.
- Sep 13, 2019 09:26 AM IST
The real thrust of the Chinese envoy’s efforts in the Indian media is to build a coalition against the US based on the narrative that the latter is against economic globalisation, is unilateralist and a threat also to Indian interests. India must be wary of this.
- May 02, 2019 08:46 AM IST
As most countries in India’s neighbourhood and Eurasia are participating in it, it will become more and more difficult for India to isolate its own connectivity plans from the BRI-linked projects.
- Apr 24, 2019 09:39 AM IST
Once the governmentally-driven geopolitical phase of hard infrastructure is over, private companies will take over. If by then Chinese, European or ASEAN companies have taken over major operations, it will be too late Indian companies to enter.
- Dec 28, 2018 09:57 AM IST
Once the sensitive anniversaries in 2019 are over and if there’s a truce in US-China ties, expect Beijing to return to familiar tactics aimed at keeping India off balance.
- Nov 14, 2018 07:51 AM IST
For China to say that it was a “friendly” neighbour is to imply that Sri Lanka has unfriendly neighbours, which can only be a reference to India
- Oct 15, 2018 03:01 PM IST
India’s defence and foreign policy, as seen in how the Rafale deal with France is playing out, remains an issue essentially about the perceived crimes of individual politicians and their rivals
- Aug 16, 2018 01:41 PM IST
New Delhi needs to reconsider its attitude towards its smaller neighbours at a time when Beijing is knitting the economies of South Asia together and reorienting them away from India
- Apr 28, 2018 05:47 PM IST
The BRI, a multi-billion-dollar initiative launched by President Xi Jinping when he came to power in 2013, has become a major sticking point in the bilateral ties.
- Apr 11, 2018 05:20 PM IST
Xi's Belt and Road Initiative, unveiled in 2013, aims to bolster a sprawling network of land and sea links with Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa
- Mar 30, 2018 11:30 AM IST
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde will travel to Beijing early next month
- Nov 14, 2017 04:14 PM IST
Besides scrapping the deal, Nepal has also given Indian firms GMR Energy and Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam, who are developing hydropower plants in Nepal six more months to bring financial closures to the projects
- Mar 07, 2017 10:38 AM IST
The Silk Road project, officially called the Belt and Road Initiative, has received support from over 100 countries and international organisations, with nearly 50 cooperation agreements signed between governments, He Lifeng, head of the National Development and Reform Commission, told media here.