‘China signals India’ not to influence the Afghanistan stance on joining ‘CPEC’ (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

Without naming India, China said that no country should exercise its influence to undermine the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which could include Afghanistan as its new member. Official report confirms that Afghanistan was keen to join CPEC. Background: India opposes CPEC as it infringes on its sovereignty on account of its passage through Pakistan occupied

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China hints at Afghan entry into CPEC (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

China flagged the possible inclusion of Afghanistan in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) — a move that is likely to irk India. Details: Chinese Foreign Minister mooted a possible opening of the doors for Kabul’s entry in the backdrop of the first Foreign Ministers’ trilateral dialogue between China, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The three Foreign Ministers

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IMF and WB release the Financial System Stability Assessment (FSSA) and Financial Sector Assessment (FSA) (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

IMF and WB today released the Financial System Stability Assessment (FSSA) and Financial Sector Assessment (FSA) respectively on their websites. India welcomes assessment of the Indian financial system undertaken by the joint IMF-World Bank team conforming to the highest international standards. The Second comprehensive FSAP has now been successfully conducted for India in 2017. About

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India declares $25 million assistance for Rakhine State (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II)

How much is the development assistance promised by India? India announced a development assistance of $25 million for Myanmar’s Rakhine State. “The amount of commitment to the development efforts is USD 25 million over five years which is an indicative figure and depends on the actual requirement and utilisation,” he said. Why India has promised

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Analysis of Trump’s remarks with respect to U.S security strategy (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

Trump’s remarks depict noticeable concern for India: The strategic report mentions plans to “encourage Indian economic assistance in the region”, and outlines U.S. support to India’s “leadership role in Indian Ocean security and throughout the broader region” as a priority. Mr. Trump’s views of China’s assault on the “sovereignty” of South Asian nations and of

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Trump’s remarks on U.S relationship with India and China (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

Stand of Donald Trump President Donald Trump’s new national security strategy promised support for India’s emergence as a “leading global power,” while identifying China, Russia and Islamism as main threats. The quadrilateral cooperation with Japan and Australia along with India has been sought via strategic document. We will expand our defence and security cooperation with

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