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India signs $3 bn submarine deal with Russia: reports

AFP | India has signed a $3 billion deal to lease a third Russian nuclear-powered submarine for 10 years, giving Delhi a boost in the...

Five years on, five theories about MH370’s disappearance

AFP | On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, triggering the biggest hunt in aviation...

AMAN Exercises 2019: Securing peace in the global commons

Saima Aman Sial | ‘Thou know'st that all my fortunes are at sea’, says Antonio in Shakespeare’s famous play, ‘The Merchant of Venice’. The same...

Pakistan launches first formal Maritime doctrine

Cdr (Retd) Azam Khan | On December 20 2018, President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi was the chief guest at a ceremony held at the...

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar M Abbasi explains his...

GVS News Desk | Pakistan Navy (PN) has been hosting multinational exercise AMAN every alternate year since 2007 and the sixth exercise of the series...

Pakistan leverages CPEC to launch 2 auxiliary corridors: SPEC & RPEC

Jan Achakzai | Pakistan has successfully launched two auxiliary corridors to CPEC by engaging Saudi Arabia and Russia to leverage its geostrategic location ultimately opening...

What Rivalry? Chinese, Indian troops dance together in joint exercises

AFP | Indian and Chinese soldiers looked to have hit it off in their first joint exercises since a dangerous standoff last year, with videos...

What are the cornerstones of Pakistan’s maritime security strategy?

Rashid Nazir Choudhary | Preservation and maintenance of stable maritime order, in the Indian Ocean particularly in the Arabian Sea, is one of the cornerstones...

Targeting Gwadar? US exempts Chabahar from sanctions

AFP | The United States said Tuesday it would exempt Iran's Indian-backed port of Chabahar from new sanctions on Tehran, recognizing the value of the...

Pakistan to Host International Cement Industry Conference

News Analysis | The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) is gearing up for a three-day conference titled “INTERCEM” to be held next month from...

The ramifications of Saudi Arabia joining CPEC – Dr. Zafar Nawaz...

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has been multiplied by Saudi Arabia’s inclination to join the project. The participation...

Relief as Maldives strongman concedes defeat

AFP | The strongman leader of the Maldives on Monday conceded defeat in the presidential election, easing fears of a fresh political crisis in the...

All eyes on Maldives strongman after shock election defeat

AFP | Voters in the Maldives were watching nervously for President Abdulla Yameen's next move on Monday after the China-friendly strongman suffered a surprise election...

Radicalization trends in South Asia

Asif Haroon Raja | Geo-strategic Importance of South Asia South Asia is house to around 1.5 billion people who represent one quarter of the world’s population....

Indo-US nexus in Indian Ocean & beyond

News Analysis | The Pentagon is renaming its oldest and largest military command to reflect the growing importance of the Indian Ocean in US strategic...

Pacific, Indian Ocean and Asia

IKRAM SEHGAL | Pakistan was founded in 1947 at a time when nobody was thinking about globalization even though the just finished WW II suggested...

Indian Ocean: Militarization and Regional Implications

Mustansar Hussain Tasir | Significance of Indian Ocean Indian Ocean is the world’s third largest body of water and renders substantial contribution in feeding one-third of...

China-Philippine set to settle bilateral disputes on the South China Sea

News Analysis | Philippine Foreign Secretary, Alan Peter Cayetano felw to China on March 20, 2018 to pursue talks on possible joint development projects in...

China woos Europe through massive investments

News Desk | China’s Belt & Road initiative is a strategic project having great significance for China. China’s state-owned companies are turning this idea into...

Why does India fear China’s improving ties with the Maldives?

News Analysis | China is planning to establish a Joint Ocean Observation Station in the Maldives leading to numerous security concerns being raised in India....

Is India making ballistic missiles to counter military capability of China?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | India’s military hardware shopping spree and advancing of nuclear weapons arsenal are increasing the security dilemma of the Asian nations....

Middle East mess expands to East Africa

James M Dorsey | The six-month-old Gulf crisis has expanded to the Horn Africa, potentially fuelling simmering regional conflicts. Renewed fears of heightened tension in the...

Iran’s good relations with Pakistan and India stops the US from...

Adam Garrie | India-Pakistan relations have become notably unhealthy in the age of Premier Narendra Modi, however, both countries continue to share something which separates...

Confront the Challenges: Engage Afghanistan, Protect CPEC

Maria Bastos | Two of Pakistan’s foreign policy core themes: CPEC and Afghanistan are passing through a critical moment and will soon become the most...

Why is US against CPEC?

Rabia Khaliq | Pak-US relations have been marred by mistrust and suspicions. However, this bilateral relationship is witnessing another downward tendency since Donald Trump became...

Strategic competition among emerging powers in Indian Ocean

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian Ocean’s geographical location and resources have not only made it attractive for the economic activities and strategic pursuits...

ECO: The next big regional alliance?

Ikram Sehgal |  Because of superpower rivalry and evolving geopolitical circumstances, a group of countries of this region is coming together in a natural economic...

The U.S. deep state recklessly edging its way towards balkanization of...

Zara Ali | If we are looking for the unabashed bottom line of the latest version of the U.S. strategy on Afghanistan, or shall we...

West Bengal Would Benefit Immensely From Expanded Eurasian Connectivity

Andrew Korybko | The Indian state of West Bengal has traditionally been neglected by New Delhi and has consequently been plagued by some of the subcontinent’s...

2017 Malabar naval exercise

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | The steady transformation in the global politics has been causing new strategic alliances or partnerships formation. The materialization of new partnerships...

Summer of ‘67 (Part-I) – How the six-days long Arab-Israel war...

Saleem Akhtar Malik | The world, especially the Arab Middle East, is now witnessing the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israel War that resulted in...

Will the United States 3D Policy for Pakistan Work Against China’s...

Abdul Rahim | Former President Barak Obama’s foreign policy strategy of "Pivot to South Asia" is still continuing under President Trump’s administration. Strengthening ties with India,...

US Naval officials commend Pakistan’s efforts to maintain peace in the...

US officials commended Pakistan’s efforts in the war against terrorism as was its role in creating various initiatives for maintaining peace and stability in the...

Military bases in Maldives for Saudi Arabia & China?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi King Salman’s stop in the Maldives on his month-long tour of Asia brings into focus how this tiny archipelago – best...

Pakistan, China and Russia: New Great Game in South & Central...

Abdul Rahim | A tense geostrategic scenario is building up in the Indian Ocean Region. Signs of a new great game are on the horizon....

Chinese seizure of US drone, in South China Sea, worries US...

South China Sea - Chinese naval boat's seizure of an unmanned US naval drone has rung alarm bells in Washington and its allies across...

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