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CPEC to subjugate Balochistan, further Pakistani-Chinese strategic goals

Afghanistan, Balochistan, Bangladesh and India have been victims of Pakistani state terrorism since the division of India and creation of Pakistan. It is time these nations, the Gulf States, the leadership of the West including the USA and Europe and Japan review their dysfunctional policies of trying to appease China, Pakistan and Iran, writes Sobdar Baluch for South Asia Monitor

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Indian Navy to induct 49 ships in next 5 years: Vice Admiral Chopra

In order to strengthen India's naval fleet, 49 ships would be inducted into the navy in the next five years, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Anil Chopra said .Addressing a press conference on board INS Shakti, a fleet tanker of the Indian Navy here today, Chopra said that the navy presently has 132 ships, including 14 submarines.

India mulls naval protocol

In the light of some incidents involving warships from Pakistan and China, India is considering a protocol on the lines of the Cold War era arrangement between the US and the erstwhile USSR warships to avoid any skirmishes at sea.

Nato came under fire from Pakistan

Nato and Afghan forces came under fire from across the border with Pakistan before Nato aircraft attacked a Pakistani army post, killing 24 soldiers, a Western official and a senior Afghan security official said on Sunday. Pakistan has said the attack was an unprovoked assault.

A South Asian Grand Bargain

India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the US form a rectangle of relationships in South Asia, with India, China, and the US constituting a triangle that not only contains the South Asia region, but is also a major theater in an increasingly global struggle. The emerging geopolitical centrality of the Indian Ocean, through which an ever-increasing share of world trade passes, is a third, complicating, factor.

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For creating an ecologically-friendly environment in Pakistan

  Unchecked urbanisation, overpopulation, tap water mixed with sewage water, raw industrial domestic effluents going straight into River Ravi without any cleansing process. Depleting ground water without adequate recharge of ground aquifers.

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Fitch raises India's FY19 GDP growth forecast to 7.8%

US multinational Fitch Ratings on Friday raised India's GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8 per cent, up from their earlier estimate of 7.4 per cent, indicating, however, that ...

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