SINO PAK TIES

Posted on May 1 2013 - 8:13am by Admin

Sino Pak ties

Pakistan  and China  have  enjoyed  mutually  beneficial  and  cordial relations  since 1951  when diplomaticties were  formally  established. Mainly, the  pragmatic  and farsighted  approach  of the  early  leadership of   the  two  countries  paid  the dividends. The  mature decision  that  were taken  such as  lending  recognition  to China  by Pakistan  and amicable  convincing  reasons behind  this friendship  which is fair weather, deeper  than  the  oceans and higher  than  Himalayas.

SINO PAK TIES

SINO PAK TIES

The  relationship  stood  the test  of  the time during various  crises  such  as  Sino Pak ties  war 1962, wars of 1965  and  71, Brass Tack  military adventure  of India and May 1998  when  both  the  countries tested  their  nukes. By  exploding the  nuclear  devices, Pakistan was compelled  to pick up the gauntlet thrown by  India  to  match  the newly introduced  nuclear  dimension in the balance  of  power (Bop)  that existed.

SINO PAK TIES

SINO PAK TIES

Given the numerical  superiority of India  army and the   conventional weapons that it  possessed, clearly the Bop  between  India  and Pakistan  was  already  precarious.  It  was ignored  by the West  that  Pakistan  would   be at  strategic disadvantage if  it had not matched  the suite and the  heavy  hand  of the US and the  international community failed  to distinguish   the  culprit.  However, even at that stage,  China supported Pakistan,s position and  severely   criticised   India  of  nuclearising the  region.

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Sino Pak ties

Alas? Our  miseries have always  been  compounded  by  our misadventures  such  as the   Kargil  episode.  India  used  our strategic  blunder  to its  own advantage  and  emerged  as   a   responsible  nuclear  state  by  displaying  restraint  and  portrayed  Pakistan  as an  aggressor  that  sparked the crisis despite  of   former,s   benign intention  of  establishing peaceful relation  as was envisioned  in Lahore  Declaration  1999.  The  world became convinced that  while  India was  mature enough  to  behave  like a responsible nuclear statePakistan,s  brinkmanship could have escalated into a  nuclear Armageddon.

SINO PAK TIES

SINO PAK TIES

That  point onwards,  Pakistan  started   getting  discriminatory treatment.  For  instance, despite being non-signatory of  NPT, a country  specific exemption was made for  India to offer civilian nuclear deal.  This is unprecedented. Pakistan is  now trying  to  seek  the  same  from  China  however it  is  not  yet clear  if  Pakistan,s  expectations  would  be  timely honoured.

Sino Pak ties

At present, Sino Pak ties relations are undergoing another test  mainly be  cause  the  region has  become a hot bed of global politics. China is  rising   and the United  States want to at  least delay the  rise  if    not  altogether putting  a   full   stop  to it.  The reasons  are  not far  to  fetch. China,s rapid economic  growth  has  enabled it  to  challenge the US supremacy.  There  fore  the US  want to preserve  or  at least  insulate its  unipolar status  from erosion  to  whatever extent possible.As  usual, the US  administration has  developed  innovative  ideas  to promote its  interests. It  is  supporting  India  without showing any respect to  the  world opinion  Agreement a case  in point to challenge the Chinese hegemony  in the  region and strengthening  defence  ties  with Japan and  South Korea.

SINO PAK TIES

SINO PAK TIES

On  the  other  side,  Chinese are investing  their bucks  with the   SCO block,  of  which  Pakistan  is  an observer and  are  also  normalising  their  ties   with India.  this  game  is  popularly known as US  policy of  China,s   containment.  This equation China and the Sino- US  relations  kick   stated with  exchange of  ping-pong teams.

SINO PAK TIES

SINO PAK TIES

It  may also be kept in mind that Pakistan  introduced resolutions  in the  Security   Council  in  support  of  lending  recognition   to  mainland  China   but  thoughtfully,  the  same was kept pending  by  the  US.

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