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What the SCO Summit in Bishkek Confirmed

... arrangements concerning the initiative. New Delhi is known for its continued skepticism towards the BRI in connection with the China–Pakistan cooperation in transportation and logistics in Kashmir, a region that is disputed by India and Pakistan. India’s political sensitivity in this regard is quite understandable, and it is something that the SCO will have to keep in mind. The package of documents approved in Bishkek draws particular attention to the approval of further actions by the SCO–Afghanistan Contact Group in order to facilitate the expedited launch of the peace process in Afghanistan. The instability in the country and the protracted armed confrontation between Kabul and its Taliban opponents have been the principal challenge ...


South Asian Gas Market: It’s Time to Mount an Offensive

... actual entry point for the pipeline is Gwadar, it is possible that Karachi will be used to transit gas to China. Iran’s energy partnership with China could transform into a political partnership, effectively cutting India off from Central Asia and Afghanistan. India’s possible withdrawal from the project could also have a number of negative consequences for both New Delhi and Moscow. Under the worst-case scenario, India may lose all of its pipeline gas delivery projects, in which Pakistan is the key transit ...


Bonus for the “Big Eight” in Qingdao: Some Thoughts on the SCO Summit

... place in Beijing on the eve of the Qingdao summit. However, serious interest in increasing the SCO’s activities regarding Afghanistan expressed at the meetings has not yet been substantively documented (as a result of which the Declaration merely “summed ... ... content. The Qingdao Declaration drew particular attention to this fact. Russia and other SCO states (with the exception of India, a fact also reflected in the meeting’s final document) generally support the One Belt One Road concept, while actively ...


China and Russia are quasi allies … On strategic affairs Russia and India have serious conversations only at top level

... opportunities that have been missed in the last 30 years. How would you characterise the Russia-Pakistan relationship? Pakistan is an important player, we want to be involved, have a relationship with them. But they are not in the same category as China or India. Is Russia supporting Taliban in Afghanistan? We are playing a very complicated game – sometimes we support somebody, sometimes we help somebody else. Taliban is also different. When we saw the US going in with ground troops we were aghast. That was a disaster. Now it’s different ...


India-Afghan Nexus: Impact on CPEC

... working with Afghanistan and Iran to develop a trilateral transit through the development of the Chabahar Port to connect with Afghanistan and beyond. And lastly the most influential factor is the extra regional role especially US role to bring close India to Afghanistan making this more important country in the South Asian region ignoring Pakistan’s role in War on Terror. Furthermore, recent visit of Modi to US on 25-26 June, 2017 concluded the joint statement of both countries, announced that Washington ...


India and China are at the brink of war Afghanistan needs a wise decision

... countermeasures India has a continent-crossing plan of Washington-Tokyo oriented (South-Central Asia policy) which is called North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC), the objective is to link India with Central Asia, Caucasus and Europe thru Iran and possibly Afghanistan. India has been trying to interweave itself deeper within the infrastructural and economic fabric of Eurasia.The NSTC is a multimodal trade corridor which extends from India to Caucasus, linking the India Ocean and the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea, ...


The TAPI project: Turkmenistan’s bet in pipeline geopolitics

... parliament approved the agreement on the gas pipeline, which is notable given the United States is supportive of the pipeline project, bypassing both the Russian route and concurring with the Iran-Pakistan pipeline. In April 2012, disagreements between India and Afghanistan, and India and Pakistan on transit fees, slowed down the process again. The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Natural Gas pipeline (TAPI) is planned to be 1,814 km long, with 214 km running through Turkmenistan from Galkynysh — ...


What Does the Afghan President’s Visit to India Tell Us?

... Ghani’s visit to India The two sides considered the trade and transit agreement signed by Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2011. Modi stated that India should join this agreement in order to make it possible for Afghan goods to be transported to India and Indian goods to Afghanistan via Pakistan. Implementing these plans, he stated, would make it possible to revolutionise road transport in Asia. He also emphasised that India intended to help build the Iranian deep-water port of Chabahar, which will open up access for ...


The Times Call for India to Enter the SCO

... especially true in light of next year’s withdrawal of coalition forces from Afghanistan. Photo: Vyacheslav Trubnikov What role will the SCO play in enhancing security in the region after the withdrawal of the international coalition troops from Afghanistan? What contribution can India make to maintaining security after 2014? Afghanistan's neighbors will be largely responsible for security in the region, and they are members or observers of the SCO. Indeed, Afghanistan is an observer too. And, of course, the role and importance ...


South Asia 2013–2020: Russia’s Opportunities and Risks

... SCO and CSTО (Collective Security Treaty Organization). Russia’s potential opportunities and risks broadly balance each other out. The importance of the South Asian vector for Russian foreign policy seems set to rise by 2020, due to links with India, Afghanistan and Pakistan and broader security strategy in continental Asia. References 1 . A strategic global forecast 2030 /IMEMO RAS; edited by A.A.Dynkin. M.: Magister, 2011. p. 472. 2 . India’s International Trade. A Tech Segregated Perspective: ...


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