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Pakistan’s Quantum Leap in Technological Growth: Beyond JF-17 Thunder

January 17, 2011

Pakistan the plane is a quantum leap in technological growth

Pakistan has faced tribulation since birth. A hegemonic neigh bent on its destruction, a far away enemy that is insidious in it enmity, a rough neighborhood, and a geographic area which focuses the superpower’s attention to it.Pakistanis are the most resilient nation on earth–coming up with solutions to defend itself by any means necessary. A missile based nuclear deterrence combined with a potent Air Force and a 1 million Army will make anyone casting a bad eye on Pakistan to think twice. Bharat was unable to cross the border in 1998, 2002 and 2010 because of the threat of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). Pakistan has made quantum leaps in technology to help it get on the way.

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China refuses to accept S.Tibet, Kashmir as part of India

January 15, 2011

Source: AzadKashmirTimes

China issues stapled visas to residents of Kashmir and South Tibet (Arunachal Pradesh), which it considers as disputed, extending its principled ‘paper visa’ regime from Jammu & Kashmir to Bharat’s remote north-eastern state.

 

  • China began issuing stapled visas to people from Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir two years ago. Bharat sees this as questioning the state’s integration with rest of the country.
  • In 2007, China had denied a visa to a senior IAS officer Ganesh Koyu who hailed from South tibet and was a member of 107 strong IAS officers‘ team headed for a management program to China.
  • The study trip to Beijing and Shanghai was canceledbecause of Beijing’s refusal to grant visa to Koyu.
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China Pakistan Come Closer in 2011

January 13, 2011

Pakistan and China have had good relations for the past six decades. The political affinity is now being transferred into economic integration and intense integration of the people of Pakistan and the people of China.

  • President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said that the friendship between Pakistan and China has grown from strength to strength and it had withstood the test of time and endured changes at the regional and global level.
  • Speaking to a Chinese youth delegation at the Sindh Governor’s House, the president said 2011 would be the year of the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries and would be a witness as the Sino-Pak friendship takes to new heights.
  • He said every year the friendship between Pakistan and China has grown from strength to strength and had withstood the test of time.

The year 2011 was declared as the ‘Pak-China Friendship Year’ during the recent visit of Chinese Premier Wen to Pakistan– celebrating the 60th anniversary of their relations.

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Turkey and China’s Confidence in Pakistan Creates Regional Dynamics

December 28, 2010

 

President Obama was massaging the Bharati ego when he said that “India has arrived”. He however did not comment about the other emerged powers and alliances in South and West Asia. There are news reports in the the media which describes the utter furstration of thAmericans and the chagrin of the Bhararits. Maha Atal in an intersting article published on the Forbes blog essentially describes the emerging facts that have now become news. She says that “As the Great Game grows in significance, it would seem, Pakistan’s value to Chinahas increased”. She discusses Reko Diq, Gwader, and the fact that the world’s largest non-commercial bank is Chinese and now present in China providing loans and resources to the Pakistani economy. She takes an inventory of the $30 billion in Chinese investment in Pakistan and describes China’s new strategy on Pakistan. Maha describes Bharati concerns as “If the weekend’s MOUs lead to new engagement on political stability, that is much more significant than the big ticket energy projects that have dominated the headlines so far.”

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China Matches U.S. Space Launches for First Time

December 28, 2010

Outwardly, it looked like just another big space launch — and those happen about once a week, from spaceports all around the world. But Friday’s blast-off of a rocket, carrying a Chinese GPS-style navigation satellite, from the Xi Chang Satellite Launch Center was different. It set a record for successful Chinese launches in one year: 15.

The launch represented another important milestone. For the first time since the chilliest days of the Cold War, another country has matched the United States in sheer number of rocket launches.

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Pakistan to Build Radar for JF-17 ‘Thunder’ Fighter

December 28, 2010

 

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The Chief of Staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has told Jane’s that Pakistan has built its first facility to manufacture radars for fighter aircraft.

Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said the indigenously produced radar, built with China’s assistance at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), in Kamra, north of Islamabad, would equip the JF-17 ‘Thunder’ fighter aircraft jointly produced by the two countries.

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China-Pakistan Working on Satallite Space Projects

December 28, 2010

An another landmark development, Islamabad and Beijing have agreed to establish currency-swap arrangements that would enhance mutually beneficial cooperation in the financial sector and help promote bilateral trade between the countries.

A 18-point joint communiqué issued by the Foreign Office at the end of the visit of Chinese Premier on Sunday said that leaders of the two countries had an in-depth exchange of views on further strengthening and deepening the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic partnership of cooperation, on major international and regional issues of mutual interest in a cordial and friendly atmosphere, and reached broad consensus.

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