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Senate committee on CPEC rejects proposal of barricading Gwadar

Also objects to bifurcation of Balochistan on basis of North and South | Terms the proposal an attempt to dislocate local populations Share: Share Tweet   Fawad Yousafzai February 13, 2021 ISLAMABAD   -   The Senate Special Committee on China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) Friday rejected the idea of barricading Gwadar saying it is a ploy to dislocate the local population. The Senate Special Committee also objected to the bifurcation of Balochistan on the basis of North and South. The Special Committee on the Project of China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC), which met here under Senator Sikander Mandhro, showed its concern regarding delay in the corridor projects in Balochistan and stressed the need for maintaining timelines if progress is to be made. The committee considered and adopted the Second Interim Report and the Final Report of the Committee on CPEC. While discussing recommendations made in previous meetings; the Committee took strong note of delayed responses from the Ministries a

Indian army chief express concerns over China's BRI, lauds ties with Nepal, Bangladesh

Sidhant Sibal  | Updated: Feb 13, 2021, 06:36 AM IST (Image Source: ANI) BRI or the OBOR is Beijing's global infrastructure project, one whose key crucial component passes via PoK as CPEC - China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Highlighting the perils of China's mega connectivity plans like the belt and road initiative (BRI), Indian army chief General MM Naravane has said that the project aims to 'create regional dependencies'.  Speaking at Assam Rifles-United Services institution joint annual seminar, he said, "Regional Security Environment is characterized by Chinese belligerence in the Indo-Pacific, its hostility towards weaker nations and relentless drive to create regional dependencies through initiatives like the BRI.The resultant Sino-US rivalry has created regional imbalances & instability." BRI or the  OBOR  (belt and road initiative) is Beijing's global infrastructure project, one whose key crucial component passes via Pakistan occupied Kashmir a

Balochistan is a logical area to train guerrillas: Ex-Army chief Shankar Roy Chowdhury

Gen (retd) Shankar Roy Chowdhury said if India were to train guerrilla forces today, Balochistan is a logical area to look at and PoK can be taken up later. India Today Web Desk Kolkata February 12, 2021 UPDATED: February 12, 2021 18:33 I Former Indian Army chief General Shankar Roy Chowdhury at the India Today Conclave East in Kolkata. (Photo: Yasir Iqbal/India Today) During the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war, the Indian Army trained guerrilla forces of the Mukti Bahini, which later fought alongside it against the Pakistani forces. Fifty years on, as India celebrates golden jubilee of the 1971 war, at a time when relations with some of its neighbours are strained, does this strategy hold any contemporary significance? Speaking at the India Today Conclave East during a session on the 1971 war and lessons learnt from it, former India Army chief Gen Shankar Roy Chowdhury said there are still plenty of areas where this strategy can be used and Balochistan is one of them. Gen Chowdhury, hi