CPEC: the need for a second look by India5 min read 15 Jun 2017, 04:37 AM IST
New Delhi should open negotiations with the Chinese to explore if CPEC can be extended west to Afghanistan and east to India
Most narratives on the subject published in India stress that as the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) traverses through Indian sovereign territory in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) which is a part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), India is well within its rights to refuse any participation. This stand is a principled one with considerable merit. While this position meets with the short-term tactical requirements it does not answer what should be India’s long-term strategy on this issue.
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