SINO-PAKISTAN RELATIONS AND ITS ALLIANCE AGAINST TRADITIONAL SECURITY THREATS IN THE SOUTH ASIAN SECURITY ENVIRONMENT
Pakistan and China have a unique kind of relationship in the South Asian security environment. Both the states have taken various concrete steps to fortify their ties into a strategic alignment, particularly after US presence in Afghanistan in 2001. The strategic bond between Islamabad and Beijing has been evolved due to India’s factor since the cold war period in the regional security framework. This study identified the shared security and economic interests of both the countries and also to focus on the mutual consensus on core political issues in the current regional and global security apparatus. This paper analyzes the present nature of relationship between the ‘All Weather Friends’ particularly, after the launching of China-Pakistan-Economic Corridor (CPEC) in 2013 by the Chinese President Xi Jinping. This further study gives an insight of a comprehensive description of historical developments of Sino-Pakistan relations through the prism of Cold War to US withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021 in the South Asian context.