Sandeep Jain writes: There has been considerable excitement in the strategic circles of India as also China and Pakistan ever since China announced CPEC as a part of its ‘Belt and Road (OBOR)’ initiative.
Gen Asthana writes: If Army was to go by their advice and TV debates, all military garrisons need to be converted into impenetrable fortresses, and Army should first be protecting themselves. But this is not what we teach our young generation.
Dr Raj Kumar Sharma writes: This was a diplomatic victory for New Delhi as terror groups targeting India were not mentioned in the Goa Declaration after the 8th Annual Summit of BRICS. This grouping is dominated by China and Beijing ensured that its ally, Pakistan is not targeted at such a forum.
Gen Asthana writes: While Pakistan is overjoyed to expect a windfall of economic bounty, was very quick to announce the Chinese Naval deployment in Gwadar, and over assured presence of Chinese military to secure their Lines of Communication and related SLOC, with release of such statements.
Dr Raj Kumar Sharma writes: It seems that the initial hype around the CPEC is gradually declining in Pakistan and the reality is slowly setting in. The media, economic and security experts and political figures are now expressing concerns about the potential negative impact of CPEC on Pakistan.