Aaj Ki Baat: Know why China is making huge investments in PakistanChinese President Xi Jinping today arrived on a two day tour to Pakistan. He was received at the airport by the entire Pakistan cabinet led by the Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif. The two countries later
Chinese President Xi Jinping today arrived on a two day tour to Pakistan. He was received at the airport by the entire Pakistan cabinet led by the Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif. The two countries later signed a $ 46 billion deal which includes an economic corridor between the two countries.
We will tell you in detail how this deal is going to raise concern from India's point of view.
A large amount of the 46 billion USD will be spent on constructing a 3000 km road between Pakistan and China. The road will connect the Chinese Province of Synkiang to the Pakistani city of Gwadhar. However the intriguing part of this deal is that a large part of the proposed road will pass through the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).China will construct a series of business zones, energy parks and a pipeline will also be laid through this road.
China will also construct a hydel power plant in the Pakistan's Gwadhar city. A mass transit train will also run from Lahore to China. This project is much larger than the Karakoram Highway Project of 1979.
This will also help China as it will reduce it dependency on the Indian Ocean to bring crude oil. China will use the new route for transportation of its crude oil from Gwadhar in Pakistan to China in
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the friendship between Pakistan and China is a time tested one and the relation between both the countries will get stronger.
China is trying to corner India on all fronts. It is reported that around 10,000 Chinese troops are already there in PoK and China is trying to extend its influence on the western part of Kashmir after doing a series of infrastructure development on the eastern front.
China has already created many helipads in the borders areas of India. Indian Satellites have recorded 16 such helipads on the Indo China border.