Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
March 20, Tuesday 2018 5:53 AM       

       HEADLINES: Non-priority ration cards to receive rice at subsidised rate                                              60-year old woman found hacked to death                                              There’s discrepancy in complaint filed with minister against me: Sabarinathan MLA                                              Ockhi tragedy hits Vizhinjam project, Adani Group says project won’t finish by deadline                                              India-WI ODI shifted from Greenfield to Kochi                                              Raj Thackeray calls for 'Modi-mukt Bharat' by 2019                                              LS, RS disrupted, protests continue                                              SC notice to Talwars in Aarushi murder case                                              Putin wins another six years at Russia's helm in landslide victory                                              Russia dismisses ex-spy poisoning claims as 'nonsense'                                              Kenya floods claim 12 lives                                              IPL 2018: McClenaghan replaces Behrendorff in Mumbai Indians squad                                              Indian Wells: Del Potro stuns Federer to lift first Masters title                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WORLD Next Article: Florida: 63 lakh people evacuated ahead of Irma  
       Pak may turn to China for military aid
         Posted on :00:34:50 Sep 11, 2017
       Last edited on:00:34:50 Sep 11, 2017
         Tags: Pak may turn to China for military aid

LAHORE: Pakistan is likely to turn to China to develop its military and technical cooperation after President Donald Trump administration's decision of giving access to Islamabad of USD 225 million worth of military assistance only with a condition that it takes more action against terror groups.

No doubt, Pakistan will try to develop its military and technical cooperation with China, an issue that will certainly top the agenda of the Beijing talks. As for whether China will be able to replace the US in terms of giving military aid to Pakistan, it is a question which can be answered in the future," Sputnik quoted Russian expert Natalya Zamarayeva as saying.

Islamabad may turn to China in a bid to resolve the issue, Zamarayeva of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences commented on the US State Department's decision to suspend military aid to Pakistan.

She referred to Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif's visit to China to support her argument that followed after Trump accused Islamabad of harbouring terrorists.

She pointed to the ongoing power struggle in Pakistan, saying that the transition period is likely to last until the parliamentary elections in the country, which are slated for in 2018.

According to her, Islamabad has already begun to adjust its domestic and foreign policy amid the increasing clout of the Pakistani military. She said that Islamabad is specifically focusing on issues related to its cooperation with China, India and Afghanistan.

Chinese political analyst Zhang Li who wasn't enthusiastic about Beijing quickly deciding to offer Islamabad a helping hand in terms of a military aid, said, "Despite a variety of contacts between China and Pakistan, I don't think that the US decision to suspend military aid to Pakistan can prompt China to cooperate with Islamabad on the matter."

The Trump administration notified Congress on Wednesday that it was putting $255 million in military assistance to Pakistan into the equivalent of an escrow account that Islamabad can only access if it does more to crack down on internal terror networks launching attacks on neighbouring Afghanistan.

In August, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and said China and Pakistan are "iron friends" and all-weather partners of strategic cooperation, who always support each other and pledged to deepen their pragmatic cooperation in various fields so as to ensure early harvests in the CPEC project.

Wang, who attended the flag hoisting ceremony and activities marking the 70th anniversary of Pakistan's independence at the invitation of the Pakistani government at Islamabad's Convention Centre, said China and Pakistan had stood by each other in difficult times and "this friendship will stand the test of time and grow with coming generations."

Next Article: Florida: 63 lakh people evacuated ahead of Irma
Kenya floods claim 12 lives  
Russia dismisses ex-spy poisoning claims as 'nonsense'  
Putin wins another six years at Russia's helm in landslide victory  
10 dead after plane crashes into house in Philippines  
Russia expels 23 British diplomats  
Russian presidential elections result to be out Monday  
India advanced in 30 years as much as Britain did in 150: Paul Krugman  
Pak to skip WTO meet in New Delhi  
Trump re-affirms plan to meet Kim Jong Un  
Pak PM discusses Afghan peace process with US VP  
Student faces suspension for not taking part in gun violence walkout  
Saudi warns it will pursue nuclear weapons if Iran does  
Donald Trump Jr, wife headed for divorce after 12 years  
At least four dead in Florida university bridge collapse  
Saudi Prince threatens Iran to produce nuclear bombs  
Russia should go away and shut up: UK defence secy  
German President to visit India next week  
Pak calls back its envoy to India  
Nepal President to take oath on Wednesday  
Prof Stephen Hawking dies aged 76  
Syria 'bleeding inside and out' as conflict enters 8th year: UN chief  
Russian spy case: UK 'encouraged' by international support  
Bhandari relected as Nepal president  
Sikh student 'dragged out' of UK bar for wearing turban  
Myanmar building military bases in burnt Rohingya villages  
Can there be conspiracy behind the move to shift India-West Indies one-day cricket match from Thiruvananthapuram to Kochi?
No opinion
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy