Archive for the ‘India’ Category

Gwadar vs. Chabahar: Competing Ports in Iran and Pakistan Fuel Ambition and Mistrust

Courtesy of STATFOR (subscription required), a detailed look at Gwadar and Chabahar: China’s expansion across South Asia and the Indian Ocean under its Belt and Road Initiative will drive India’s own regional outreach, heightening the importance of New Delhi’s infrastructure projects such as the Chabahar port in Iran. However, the threat of U.S. sanctions and […]

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China’s Belt & Road: Cinching Tight Around India?

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), detailed commentary on China’s BRI impact on India: Highlights China will continue to expand its Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia because the peripheral nations of the subcontinent feel a need to counterbalance India’s influence as they seek funding for development.  India’s opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will […]

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India’s New Jiography

Via The Economist, a look at how Indians are getting online faster than ever: For a glimpse of how the internet is taking hold in India, catch one of Mumbai’s double-decker buses. Even at rush hour, when people pack so tightly into the ancient vehicles that it is difficult for the conductors to collect fares, […]

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India Doubles Down on Chabahar Gambit

Via The Diplomat, commentary on India’s continued investment in the Iranian port of Chabahar: With India taking over operations at Iran’s Shaheed Behesti port in Chabahar, New Delhi has reached an important milestone in realizing its economic and strategic ambitions in Central Asia. Operating Chabahar port will provide India with a foothold at the mouth of […]

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India’s Economic Opportunities In Central Asia

Via the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, a report looking at India’s economic opportunities in Central Asia: Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the new President of Uzbekistan, will pay a visit to New Delhi towards the end of this month, seemingly to give yet another shot for cementing strong economic ties with India. For the last two […]

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China To Join Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline?

Via Silk Road Briefing, an interesting look at the possibility of China joining the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline: China has expressed interest in joining the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, by building a link from Pakistan to China. This could act as alternative to Chinese plans to build a fourth China-to-Turkmenistan pipeline. The China-to-Turkmenistan line has to cross […]

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