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Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) delegation along with Khan of Kalat met with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) delegation along with Khan of Kalat met with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in London
LONDON: A delegation of the Free Balochistan Movement along with the Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Daud, met with American Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in London on Thursday 17 August 2017 and discussed American foreign policy, Islamic terrorism and Balochistan issue including the CPEC.The Congressman was on a visit to London met with several political figures including the founder of the Wikileaks, Julian Assange.The FBM delegation also delivered a message of the leader of the Free Balochistan Movement, Hyrbyair Marri, to the American Congressman.Mir Suleman Daud and FBM delegation emphasised that the US approach towards the Afghanistan issue should be geopolitical centric, and instead of chasing shadows Americans should focus their attention on Pakistan which is training, financing and facilitating the Taliban and other religious extremist groups.The delegation hoped that …

Khan Kalat cannot decide destiny of Baloch people

Let it be clear that Khan Kalat is meeting with these guys in his personal capacity and not as a leader of Baloch nation nor as a President of a Baloch political party the he Presides or represent.We will NOT let these Khans, Nawabs and Sardars to decide the fate and destiny of Baloch nation behind the closed doors nor we will accept Khan Kalat to be our future king in Balochistan.Baloch History shows that Baloch Khans, Nawabs and Sardars have always put their personal interests first over the interests of ordinary Baloch masses. We can not be fooled by such meetings any more nor we will hold our breath.If Khan Kalat think he is going to be crowned as the King of Balochistan through the MQM or DanaRhorabcher, he is daydreaming, delusional and seriously mistaken, because Baloch will not accept any king or monarch in Balochistan.Any decision or plans are made in these meetings can not be imposed upon Baloch people without their prior consultation and approval and taking them and all sta…

Sabre-rattling in the Himalayas

http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-08-18/sabre-rattling-in-the-himalayas.html



Nepal should develop a policy that addresses the interests of China and India while protecting its own interests first BINOJBASNYATAug 18, 2017-The recent rise in tensions between China and India over Doklam has reawakened discussions on this long-standing issue. Public statements made by Indian and Chinese leaders, the media, and intellectuals over the standoff reflect the level of rivalry. Indian policy is directed towards East, Central and West Asia, while China is connecting continents with the Belt and Road Initiative. The treaties and agreements between India and China go back to historical times, ranging from the 1890 Anglo-China Agreement on Sikkim and Tibet to the latest 2013 Border Defence Cooperation Agreement. Treaties with Bhutan and Nepal, like the 1950 Treaty of Peace and Friendship between India and Nepal and the 2007 revised friendship treaty between India and Bhutan are also rele…

How India and the US can lead in the Indo-Pacific

https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/how-india-and-us-can-lead-indo-pacific



BYSamir Saran , S. Paul KapurCOMMENTS18 August 2017 09:35Although the Pacific and Indian Oceans have traditionally been viewed as separate bodies of water, India and the US increasingly understand them as part of a single contiguous zone. The US Maritime Strategy (2015), for example, labels the region the 'Indo-Asia-Pacific', while Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump referred to it in their recent joint statement as the 'Indo-Pacific.'India and the US have a strong stake in seeing this unified vision become a reality. It would increase the possibility that they could promote liberal norms and structures such as free markets, rule of law, open access to commons, and deliberative dispute resolution not just piecemeal across the oceans, but rather in a single institutional web from Hollywood to Bollywood and beyond. Given the region’s economic and demographic dynamism a…

Doklam And Beyond: India Must Brace For China’s Land-Maritime ‘Salami Slicing’

http://m.huffingtonpost.in/vivek-mishra/doklam-and-beyond-india-must-brace-for-china-s-land-maritime-s_a_23077473/


There’s potential for war… 18/08/2017 8:30 AM IST | Updated 5 hours agoVivek MishraAssistant Prof. of International Relations at NIAS, Kolkata.AFP/GETTY IMAGESAmong watchers of its international behaviour, China has been known for its "salami slicing" tactics—its gradual accumulation of small, deceitfully innocuous actions, none of which individually pose an existential threat to another nation, but when seen in unison add up to significant changes in the economic, political and strategic dimensions. Within the larger "salami slicing" strategy of China is encapsulated another popularly known as the "cabbage strategy", which refers to the simultaneous evocation of multi-layered security-contestation dynamics around a disputed area that not only lays claim to the area but also blocks access to that region/entity for all other countries. The latt…

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China’s plans to rule the seas hit trouble in Pakistan

http://www.politico.eu/article/china-plans-to-rule-seas-hit-trouble-in-pakistan-balochistan/



A strengthened Pakistan helps China outflank its old adversary for supremacy in Asia: India.By SAIMSAEED8/17/17, 3:49 PM CETUpdated8/18/17, 6:15 AM CETA Pakistani naval personnel stands guard beside a ship carrying containers during the opening of a trade project with China in Gwadar | Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmailCommentChina’s strategic ambition to extend its maritime power across the Indian Ocean is hitting severe obstacles in the giant, volatile Pakistani province of Balochistan.Beijing’s priority is to develop the sleepy Baloch fishing port of Gwadar, 300 miles west of Karachi, to project its commercial and naval influence further west. But kidnappings, drive-by shootings and bomb attacks in the past few weeks and months offer a chilling warning that China will have to pay a high price for a deep-water harbor near the mouth of the Persian Gulf.For t…

Three more motorways ‘to be made part of CPEC’

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1483371/three-motorways-made-part-cpec/




By SehrishWasifPublished: August 17, 2017

PHOTO: FILEISLAMABADNational Highway Authority (NHA) Chairman Shahid Ashraf Tarar has said three more motorway projects will be included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during the upcoming meeting of the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC).The projects include Naukundi-Mushkel-Panjgur (90km), Gilgit-Shindor-Chitral (364km) and Mirpur-Muzaffarabad-Mansehra (228km), said the chairman on Wednesday while giving a briefing to Federal Minister for Communications Hafiz Abdul Karim regarding the projects that comes under CPEC.About the three projects, an official in the Ministry of Communication told The Express Tribune: “The reason behind bringing these projects under the CPEC is that China is already working on such projects in Pakistan; and the Pakistani government is also short of funds to invest on these mega projects.”
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