By: Sandhya Jain
Pakistan, via the CPEC, has embedded itself in an emerging Chinese Bloc and changed the geo-political chessboard dramatically. Now, the West has decided to sit up and speak up. We live in interesting times.
In a move that would have stunned imperial hegemons such as Winston Churchill and Olaf Caroe, Conservative Party leader Bob Blackman, on March 23, 2017, tabled an Early day motion 1107 condemning Pakistan’s annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan as its Fifth Frontier. On March 25, 2017, the British Parliament passed a motion condemning Islamabad’s action, insisting that the region is a legal and constitutional part of India’s Jammu & Kashmir that Pakistan has illegally occupied since 1947.
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