Saturday, April 13, 2013

Will Chinese Soldiers Wash Their Boots in the Indian Ocean?

May be the Chinese soldiers won’t wash their boots in the Indian Ocean so soon, but the possibility of a Chinese naval base in the Pakistani port of Gwadar in future cannot be ruled out, forecasted expert of the Oriental Institute of Russian Science Academy, Tatiana Shaumyan.
May be the Chinese soldiers won’t wash their boots in the Indian Ocean so soon, but the possibility of a Chinese naval base in the Pakistani port of Gwadar in future cannot be ruled out, forecasted expert of the Oriental Institute of Russian Science Academy, Tatiana Shaumyan. She believes the Indian government’s concern at the transfer of strategically located port in south Pakistan to China was fully justified.Indian Defence Minister AK Antony said his country was concerned by transfer of port to China. Commenting on this statement Tatiana Shaumyan said this is a chronic concern for New Delhi. Tension between India and China over Gwadar emerged back in 2007, when China started active construction of this port. From the strategic perspective one can understand India’s painful reaction to China’s behaviour, Tatiana Shaumyan says: China now appears on two sides of India. On one side from the main border in Tibet and now in Gwadar on Pakistani soil. Besides this, China is demonstrating growing activity in the Indian Ocean. This is a region of strategic importance from where the situation can be controlled in South, South East and West Asia and African coast. That’s why any more than necessary consolidation of Chinese position in India’s view, of course, becomes a matter of concern for her.
Source: Voice of Russia

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