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Gwadar will not be a Chinese military base. Commentary by the Pakistan Navy

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High-ranking officials of the Ministries of Defense of Pakistan and China commented on statements that the PRC in Pakistan’s Gwadar intends to open a military base.


Gwadar will not be a Chinese military base. Commentary by the Pakistan Navy


Recall that Gwadar is a deep-water port of the Arabian Sea, and China intends to invest a huge amount of 60 billion dollars in infrastructure development of this port. This gave reason (primarily in the West) to announce that Chinese soldiers would soon appear in Gwadar. At the moment, the only foreign military base of China is the base in the African state of Djibouti.

The head of the Pakistan Navy Information Service, Rear Admiral Javad Iqbal commented on rumors of China’s readiness to open its military base in Pakistan. Speaking at a security forum in China, the Pakistan Rear Admiral said that the rumors had nothing to do with reality. Javad Iqbal stressed that the Ministry of Defense of China did not submit a request to Islamabad regarding military activity in Gwadar.

Iqbal:
Let me emphasize that the port of Gwadar is a purely commercial project and does not have a military component. Conveniently located outside the potentially hazardous and confined waters of the Persian Gulf, Gwadar can act not only as a transit port for China and Central Asia, but also a transshipment port, affecting the prosperity of the entire region. Security in the area will be maintained by the Pakistani navy.


In turn, the representatives of China noted that investments in the infrastructure of Gwadar are associated with the implementation of the large-scale project “One Belt - One Way”. Under this project, China is positioning itself as the de facto main regulator of trade and economic relations in Eurasia, and not only. China is also actively investing in economic projects in a number of African countries, using the resources of cheap labor.

Meanwhile, the US does not believe that the development of a purely trade infrastructure in Gwadar may require an amount of 60 billion dollars.
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  1. tatarin_ru
    tatarin_ru 27 October 2018 10: 52
    +4
    The Chinese drew attention to the fact that they are actively investing in marine infrastructure around the world. England, USA, Russia, Asia, billions of tubrics.
    1. Jolly oldster sailor
      Jolly oldster sailor 27 October 2018 11: 09
      +6
      Not you alone paid attention ... hi I will add- "Bitch Corner", Djibouti, which is in Africa-

      They try to control oil flows there, and they do it right ...
      1. Special department
        Special department 27 October 2018 11: 39
        -3
        Quote: Jolly oldster sailor
        You are not the only one to notice.

        You are afraid of the liberals of the world of China, and rightly so .. You will no longer receive grants for "crap" ..)))
        Quote: Dude
        What can I say? Well done Chinese!

        I agree ..! We will agree with China, but hardly with the USA and Israel .. hi
        1. Jolly oldster sailor
          Jolly oldster sailor 27 October 2018 11: 43
          12
          Quote: Special Department
          You will no longer have grants for "crap" ..)))

          Meehan, why don’t you have a hangover again, or something .. ??? Stop drinking, let us talk normally ...
          1. hrych
            hrych 27 October 2018 12: 38
            +2
            Quote: Jolly oldster sailor
            let us talk normally ..

            Pakistan quickly dissociated itself from the Chinese. It will also be everywhere, these invested funds in Myanmar, Pakistan and even Djibouti, in fact, were thrown to the wind. The USA will not allow a competitor to grow, and he is still a kid in colonialism, and he will remain so. The Chinese do not control any oil flows in Djibouti, they would like to control, but so far they are only looking at the passing tanks with wide, slanting eyes. And just try to delay the tanker, as from the base campfire remains. In the Spratly archipelago, the Americans showed them that they did not intend to endure disgrace even a thousand kilometers from the PRC, Ohio's boats sailed not far from Beijing, etc. China took a sharp start on the sea-ocean, but it wasn’t exhausted.
        2. Talgat
          Talgat 28 October 2018 19: 38
          0
          I will support the special department drinks
      2. Machito
        Machito 27 October 2018 13: 33
        0
        The Silk Road will require military cover. So one another is not a hindrance. China is friends with Pakistan against India, and it will not hurt to let a hairpin in to mattresses.
      3. antivirus
        antivirus 27 October 2018 21: 36
        +1
        the future master of the world is changing as the chief controller of the old.
  2. Rostovchanin
    Rostovchanin 27 October 2018 10: 53
    +3
    Meanwhile, the US does not believe that the development of a purely trade infrastructure in Gwadar may require an amount of 60 billion dollars.

    Well, everywhere they stick their nose in !!! When will their "Wishlist" be broken off?
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 27 October 2018 11: 10
    +5
    China is also actively investing in economic projects in a number of African countries, using a cheap labor resource.
    .... His own has risen in price ...
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 27 October 2018 11: 12
    +4
    Stripes were very busy hindering the strengthening and presence of Chinese bases, wherever they intended to create them! They already succeed, they can, because they are still strong and are the main frog in our big swamp!
    We won’t flatter ourselves and go about it; we must work hard, work hard, to achieve goals that are accessible and important to us!
  5. Dude
    Dude 27 October 2018 11: 15
    +5
    What can I say? Well done Chinese! And yes, of course, this port will not carry any strategic military significance! This is so, for the sake of fun people invest money)))
    fellow
  6. gunnerminer
    gunnerminer 27 October 2018 11: 45
    0
    The rapidly growing PLA Navy, this, and other bases are urgently needed.
  7. bald
    bald 27 October 2018 11: 48
    0
    Judging by the photo, just run China there - they’ll catch all the fish. But seriously - it's a matter of time - they think, but Pakistan looks around.
  8. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 27 October 2018 11: 52
    +1
    Everything will be there, only while they deny it. And then, in fact, the military component will come to light ... After investing 60 lard, Chinese warships will be permanent "welcome guests" there ..
  9. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 27 October 2018 12: 17
    +1
    this is called creeping expansion - today and tomorrow there is no base, but who guarantees that it will not appear there after the day after belay
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 27 October 2018 15: 57
      +1
      All news - assumptions begin with denial. It was the same with the denial of raising the retirement age, etc.
  10. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 27 October 2018 13: 43
    +2
    Meanwhile, the do not believe in the USA that the development of a purely commercial infrastructure in Gwadar may require an amount of $ 60 billion.

    And what else remains to be done by the USA ...
    Chinese representatives noted that investments in the infrastructure of Guadar are associated with the implementation of the large-scale project “One belt - one way”


    The SCRC (including special ones) and the PLA base patrol aircraft deployed on this naval base will control part of the Indian Ocean ... including caravan routes of ships coming from the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea ...