An example is the leading Khalistani figure in Pakistan, Gopal Singh Chawla, who makes no bones about his friendly alliance with Pakistan's Hafiz Saeed, leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba. Saeed directed the terrorist attacks of November 2008 that killed 166 people in Mumbai. He is now in prison. Chawla told an Indian reporter that “Hafiz Saeed is my ideal person". … [Read more...] about Khalistan is Pakistan’s project designed to subvert national security of Canada, India
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At a broader level, if China invests heavily in the region, it risks becoming party to what has been a troubling bilateral dispute between nuclear-armed rivals. If CPEC gets operationalised and fortifies the emergence of a fully functional China-Pakistan axis, this would hamper India’s larger interests in the South Asian region and force a strategic rethink in South Block. The incentives for this would be even stronger if CPEC’s potential success renders PoK more industrially developed, thus granting Pakistan greater legitimacy over the region. Whether India has any road map to take the conversation on PoK forward is a different debate but no nation can be expected to wilfully forsake its territorial claims. Had India not registered its protest, that would have been perceived as a weakness, and would have been a setback for India’s emerging power status in the international system. … [Read more...] about Emerging irritant: on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
However, despite all those reasons, 2015 saw a strain in India-China ties grow. Paradoxically, this is not a strain in bilateral ties, but borne of their ties with other players in the region. The year began with India heralding a decided shift towards the U.S., signing the > joint vision statement for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean region with the U.S. when > U.S. President Obama visited New Delhi. The agreement was the first of its kind, committing India to ties with the U.S. outside of South Asia, specifically mentioning “ensuring freedom of navigation and over flight” in the South China Sea as a goal. China did not react well to the snub, and just a few months later, and a few weeks before Prime Minister Modi’s visit to China, unveiled the CPEC, making the road through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Pakistan an integral part of its One Belt, One Road (OBOR) plan. Significantly, maps issued in 2014 had no mention of Gwadar port in Pakistan, but mentioned … [Read more...] about China, the missing piece to the Pakistan puzzle?
Pakistan violated the SCO charter and put up a map showing Kashmir as its part. India strongly objected to it and Russia tried to dissuade Pakistan but it remained unfazed and continued with the map as the background. NSA Ajit Doval took a strong exception to it and left the SCO NSA virtual meet after due "consultation" from the host, Russia. … [Read more...] about India walks out of SCO meet after Pakistan projects fictitious map
The 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada originally cited “Sikh (Khalistani) extremist ideologies and movements” among the top five national security issues for the country, but this was later replaced in a revised version of the report by “extremists who support violent means to establish an independent state within India” following pressure from an international lobby campaign that advocates for an independent Khalistan, the report said. … [Read more...] about Pakistan main force behind drive to create ‘so-called Khalistan’: Canadian think tank