China and Pakistan will soon be opposing nuclear horns: Daniel

OPINION: The bitter truth about the friendship between China and Pakistan

IANS

Dec 2, 2020, 21:15 IST

Ranjit Singh, the author, is a columnist who writes on internal security issues.

In recent years, China has increasingly leaned on Pakistan in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Region to propagate its foreign, economic and military policies through various initiatives like CPEC, BRI etc.

Michel Berkley of the Belfer Centre at Harvard university has succinctly identified the main interests that China has in Pakistan; firstly, preserve Pakistan as viable military competitor to India; secondly, use Pakistan as an overland trade and energy corridor; and thirdly, use Pakistan’s cooperation in severing links between Uighur separatists in Western China and Islamists in Pakistan.

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