Germany wins Champions Trophy Hockey by defeating Pakistan

Olympic Champions Germany has won the Champions Trophy Hockey title.  It is Germany’s 10th Champions Trophy title. Germany defeated Pakistan by score of 2-0 goal margin in the final match held at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odhisa.

Earlier for the third position India lost to Australia 1-2.

In other classification encounters, the Netherlands defeated Argentina 4-1 in the fifth-sixth place play-off match, while England defeated Belgium 3-2 to finish seventh.

About Champions Trophy Hockey

It is an international field hockey tournament organized by the International Hockey Federation. It was established in 1978 by Pakistan’s Air Marshal Nur Khan and the Pakistan Hockey Federation. This tournament features the world’s top-ranked field hockey teams competing in a round robin format.

Earlier, the tournament was organized annually, but in 2014 it was changed from an annual to a biennial event, due to the introduction of the Hockey World League.

In the men’s tournament, the Australians have won the trophy 13 times, Germany 10 times and the Netherlands 8 times, Pakistan 3 times. While India has it won once.


Pakistan 8th most dangerous country in the world as per Country Threat Index (CTI)

Recently released Country Threat Index (CTI) by US-based intelligence think tank- Intel Center has placed Pakistan eighth in the list of the most dangerous countries in the world.

Top 10 are: Iraq (First), Nigeria (second), Somalia (third), Afghanistan (fourth), Yemen (fifth), Syria (sixth), Libya (seventh), Pakistan (Eight), Egypt (ninth) and Kenya (10th).

Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two South Asian countries in the list. The rankings were prepared based upon CTI after examining the volume of terrorist and rebel alerts, messaging traffic, videos, photos, incidents and the number of killed and injured in a country over the past 30 days.

Intel Center is a Washington-based company working globally for intelligence agencies.

China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral dialogue held

China, Afghanistan and Pakistan held a trilateral dialogue to chalk out a roadmap for regional cooperation and strengthen ties with each other. This is the second such dialogue. The first dialogue was held in 2013 in Beijing.


The two day dialogue consisting of officials and experts of the three countries was organised by the Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) and German agency Konrad Adeneaur Stiftung.

Issues discussed

This dialogue was conceived to act as a vital platform to strengthen communication and cooperation among the three nations. The parties involved discussed presence of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, cross-border terrorist movement, capacity of the Afghan national security forces, protection of foreign investments in Afghanistan and the role of regional countries in promoting peace, stability and security in Afghanistan and surrounding region. Protection of foreign investments was especially an issue with China, which is Afghanistan’s largest investor.