Ms. Yoana Barakova (EFSAS) speaking on Indo-Pak relations and CPEC at the University of Groningen
Ms. Yoana Barakova, Research Analyst EFSAS, deliberated upon the current escalations of tensions between India and Pakistan, alongside with Pakistan’s financial dealings with China during a Lecture titled ‘The Conflict in Kashmir’, organised by the Student Association for International Relations (SIB) at the University of Groningen.
Ms. Barakova examined the terrorist attack in Pulwama in Indian Administered Jammu & Kashmir, which took place on 14 February 2019 and killed more than 40 personnel of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force. According to her, this barbaric act of aggression not only exposed Pakistan’s willingness to protect terrorists on its soil but in addition almost brought the two countries to the brink of war.
In addition, Ms. Barakova discussed China’s debt trap diplomacy in Pakistan, illuminating how the ambitious infrastructural endeavour, called the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has pushed Pakistan’s deficits to unsustainable levels and is progressively subjugating the country to Beijing’s terms and conditions.
Ms. Yoana Barakova (EFSAS) speaking on the current escalations of tensions between India and Pakistan at the University of Groningen