-R.K.S Bhadauria from the Indian Air force too has joined the India paid and manufactured DisinformationLab created by the Indian Prime Minister along with Chief of the Defense Staff Bipin Rawat and the Indian Army Chief M.M Naravne.
#“a railway from Gwadar to Kandahar will be a very beneficial route for trade and transportation” between the fraternal Pakistani and Afghan nations.
# Kashmir being South Asia’s dangerous flashpoint, Nepal would also like to see the early settlement of Kashmir’s overstretched problem through the past UNSC resolutions of conducting a plebiscite.
#The ITI transnational railroad is expected to enhance connectivity with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by providing a rail connection between China and Turkey, writes Adnan Aamir for the Nikkei Asia dated December 29, 2020.
N. P. Upadhyaya; Kathmandu: Last year on 29 December, 2020, the Indian Air Force Chief Mr. R.K.S. Bhadauria poked his stupid nose on neighboring Pakistan’s internal matters wherein he said that Islamabad’s increasing CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) related debt trap will lead to military dependence in future.
The Indian national psyche is to pounce upon China and Pakistan under any pretext that suits them to make an issue out of non-issue.
This is the fundamental fault of the Indian DNA in general.
Thus R.K.S Bhadauria from the Indian Air force too has joined the India paid and manufactured DisinformationLab created by the Indian Prime Minister along with Chief of the Defense Staff Bipin Rawat and the Indian Army Chief M.M Naravne.
In a broader sense, each and every Indian so called intellectual is a part of the DisinfoLab.
These pseudo intellectuals are controlled by the Indian foreign ministry.
Now let’s talk about Afghanistan peace process.
Nepal’s international relations experts opine that both China and Pakistan (and Russia as well) will definitely have greater say in an around Afghanistan and much beyond as and when the US troops leave Afghanistan and the proposed trans-Afghan railway comes into operation.
Needless to say for the prevalence of peace in war torn Afghanistan, the US President Joe Biden will have necessarily to seek “desired” helps from Pakistan to manage the smooth ouster of the US troops and also to keep peace and political stability in Afghanistan after the troop’s withdrawal.
Undeniably, a stable Afghanistan is also the need of the immediate neighbor-Pakistan.
By implication, an unstable Afghanistan may have its impact on the stability not only of adjoining Pakistan but also of the Central Asian nations in the proximity as well.
And this is unacceptable for India which has largely been ignored by the US and the Afghans who have joined the peace talks in Doha, Qatar. India feels isolated.
This means, India prefers an unstable Afghanistan only to infiltrate into Pakistan and create problems to its partition-days rival.
India appears to have begun feeling the heat of the “dossier” revealed and the timely exposer by Foreign Minister SM Qureshi along with General Babar Iftikhar on November 14 to the world community as to how India contrives and patrons’ disinformation campaign against China and Pakistan.
The Indian Godi-media denies tooth and nail.
The “dossier” also contains the “authentic and irrefutable” evidences on how the Indian Prime Minister himself controls the Cell which has been established only to bring about a total “collapse” of the entire edifice of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. This is no more than Indian jealousy at its best.
It is this CPEC which, according to Andrew Korybko, who has in an article published in the Tribune dated December 31, 2020, talks of the miracles of the CPEC in the immediate future for Pakistan.
Andrew Korybko is an American Moscow-based political analyst.
Pakistan takes the CPEC, a China aided mega project, to be the game changer which is what has troubled India even in “dreams”.
The Pakistan based Chinese envoy had said last year that “the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship project of his country’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), could turn Pakistan into a hub of regional connectivity and trade.
More specifically, “a railway from Gwadar to Kandahar will be a very beneficial route for trade and transportation” between the fraternal Pakistani and Afghan nations.
For this to materialize, peace and political stability in Afghanistan is a must.
Andrew Korybko further says, “The creative leveraging of the unprecedented trans-regional connectivity potential offered by the CPEC enables Pakistan to become the Global Pivot State”.
Korybko adds that “this ambitious vision is finally beginning to take a formal shape after PM Imran Khan and the Uzbekistani Minister of Transport agreed to pursue a Trans-Afghan- railway line last year end.
Pakistan signed a joint appeal letter last year-end seeking a $4.8 billion loan from international financial institutions for a Trans-Afghan railway line project with Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. .
The rail link would connect Pakistan and Uzbekistan via Afghanistan and then to other Central Asian countries.
Keeping Gwadar port in center will serve immensely if this rail route connects the three countries e.g. Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
The land locked countries within Central Asian countries (CAR’s) will immensely benefit “economically” from this railway structure.
Needless to describe, this will enhance regional connectivity, and peace and security in this geo-politically significant region and beyond.
In fact this railway arrangement will bring about some sort of regional integration adding the regional economies to multiply.
The Pakistan and Uzbekistan have agreed to pursue the Mazar-e-Sharif–Kabul–Peshawar Trans-Afghan railway line project.
Afghanistan is also a signatory to this project of the three nations.
The Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani have already agreed to seek international support for the construction of the trans-Afghan railway corridor.
However, when this project will see its completion has not been made public.
Taking again RKS Bhadauria rude comments, it is a known fact that as and when Modi’s India confronts with the domestic criticism, New Delhi prefers to distract the internal attention by creating false news, and views against China and Pakistan and now Russia too.
Mr. Bhadauria did what he was told to do by his Delhi masters.
But Indian notoriety is on US record as well but the latter never penalizes India.
To recall, a comprehensive report dated September 19, 2020, from the US had emerged which claimed that at least “Fourteen US senators have signed onto a letter asking the outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to consider the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)’s recommendation to designate India a Country of Particular Concern (CPC). The senators went on to demand that “targeted sanctions” be imposed against Indian agencies and officials responsible for escalating religious intolerance and violence, foreign media reported”.
The term Country of Particular Concern (CPC) is designated only when a country’s treatment to its minority citizens exceeds the limits of brutality and cruelty which is how the Indian regime is treating with its minority citizens.
When enough had been enough, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom, USCIRF, had urged the US Secretary of State to impose stringent sanctions on India ruled by the RSS-BJP combine headed by Prime Minister Modi.
But the US out of “developing” love with India has kept a stoic silence.
But will President elect Joe Biden toe the same Trumpian line? Or will he collect courage to take India to task?
Writes Michael Kugleman 06 November, 2020 that “a Biden administration would be more willing to call out India on its Human Rights record in Kashmir and beyond”.
Nepal’s international relations experts on South Asia hope that Joe Biden will impress on India to halt the oppression and repression of the population of the India Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
”We will meet every challenge together as we strengthen both democracies”, including freedom of expression and of religion, is what Joe Biden is on record to have said during his electioneering campaign.
Kashmir being South Asia’s dangerous flashpoint, Nepal would also like to see the early settlement of Kashmir’s overstretched problem through the past UNSC resolutions of conducting a plebiscite.
Just the other day, January 5, “right to self-determination” for the Kashmiri people was marked all over the world.
The United Nations Security Council resolutions’ in the past has assured the people of J&K that they will have this right of self-determination to which President Biden when in office must keep in mind to bring the UNSC resolutions to come into force in earnest.
India can’t escape this plebiscite test. Kashmiris must not be denied their rights.
Talking to the BBC world last week, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, a pro-Delhi establishment political man of Kashmir told that India must talk to Pakistan to settle the Kashmir issue.
Coming on to the peace in Afghanistan once again, Michael writes that Biden favors a more gradual and ‘responsible’ withdrawal of the US forces than President Trump does.
PM Khan also claims that sudden withdrawal must be avoided for some understandable political reasons. (See Washington Post article last year).
Kugleman claims that Biden prefers a workable ties with Pakistan and will expect its active support in combating terrorism and its substantial helps from a happy ending of the Afghanistan peace talks.
If it is so then South Asian nations have abundant reasons to hope that Joe Biden will have a congenial South Asian policy that will not be totally based on desire and dictations of India.
South Asian nations desire that Biden observes these countries not through Indian lens.
One fresh example of India’s design to divert the domestic attention from its failures is an attack on China and Pakistan to dub these two countries as “authoritarian” and “selected by the Military establishment” and that Military is running the show in Pakistan.
The fact is that the Indian Prime Minister and his Hindutva team (better known as the gang of four comprising Modi, Amit Sah, Ajit Doval and S. Shankar) have been running India as per their whims.
India is a mobocracy instead of largest democracy.
We don’t have much idea on how the Chinese side reacted to Indian accusations, however, the Pakistan PM Imran Khan instantly reacted to India’s insulting and whimsical allegations while talking to a private Television channel last year end wherein he said, among others, “the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was part of a conspiracy against him and the armed forces, and asked the opposition to cite an example where the military has transgressed from its powers and backed the government.
Annoyed by the PDM leaders scathing criticisms, Khan blasted December 13, 2020 saying that “I will never give an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO)”. Whatever future plans of further blackmail PDM may have, my message is categorical: There will be never a NRO from my government no matter what tactics the looters devise”.
What of the looters in Nepal?
Khan’s message may also be directed towards Mr. Bhadauria and his fraternity and through him to the PDM leaders in Pakistan.
Khan said “he doesn’t interfere in any institution, and the government enjoys exemplary relations with the military because the latter knows that he is not corrupt and working for the betterment of the country.
“The military will stand with any prime minister who works for Pakistan’s betterment,” Khan says.
Some even believe that the PDM draws political strength from India like what Nawaz Sharief enjoyed from PM Modi. However, this is not substantiated yet.
It is time for India to think which country has been of late or over these Modi years highly influenced India?
India is the camp changer from the Soviet block to….?
In yet another giant step, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey (a trilateral step indeed) will revive a transnational rail service linking Istanbul, Tehran and Islamabad in 2021.
The ITI transnational railroad is expected to enhance connectivity with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by providing a rail connection between China and Turkey, writes Adnan Aamir for the Nikkei Asia dated December 29, 2020.
Nikkei Asia further writes that the rail journey from Istanbul to Islamabad will take ten days-much faster than the 21 days by sea between Turkey and Pakistan.
This will, for sure, not only bring these three countries closer but will also have a multiplier effect on their respective economies.
High placed sources in South Asia say that the Islamabad-Iran-Turkey railroad will also connect to China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region through Pakistan’s ML-1 railway line.
Lukasz Przybyszewski, a West Asia analyst for the Asia Research Centre at Warsaw’s War Studies Academy, believes that such land-rail-routes offer at crisis and war times are very valuable and profitable.
The Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) train is expected to resume operations this year 2021 after the key requirements for the revival of the service have been completed, according to Adil Karaismailoglu, Turkey’s minister of transport and infrastructure, it is learnt.
Speaking at the 10th edition of the joint virtual meet up of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) held recently in Istanbul wherein the officials of national railways of Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan had converged, Karaismailoglu said that the railway line project has been specifically designed to boost economic ties between Istanbul, Tehran and Islamabad.
This will unfold untold economic advantages to the countries involved.
The Economic Cooperation Organization or ECO is an Asian political and economic intergovernmental organization that was founded in 1985 in Tehran by the leaders of Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey.
Notably, the United Nations has also recognized the Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul rail route as an international corridor between the three countries.
This is big development for others to copy.
The ITI transnational railroad is expected to enhance connectivity with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by providing a rail connection between China and Turkey, so claims Nikkei Asia.
Positive changes in the diplomatic relations between the three countries, Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey, have allowed the three nations to proceed with resumption of operations, writes Hamnah Khalid for the techjuice dated December 17, 2010.
With the resumption of this rail route, Pakistan will further cement its ties with Iran and Turkey.
This trilateral alliance will bring in benefits to the participating nations. In sum, encouraging politico-economic developments are being observed in some parts of the world closer to South Asia. India may try to disrupt this trilateral alliance as is its habit. For India jealousy first. That’s all.