Pakistan approves transfer of Gwadar port from Singapore to China

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    Pakistan approves port transfer from S'pore to China
    Posted: 30 January 2013 2203 hrs

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday approved a deal transferring from Singapore to China the management of the strategically located deep-sea Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea.

    China provided about 75 percent of the initial $250 million in funding for the construction of the port in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan.

    It is currently being operated by Singapore's PSA International, but needs further development work to become fully operational. According to PSA's Gwadar website, there has been no ship in the port since November.

    "The cabinet today gave approval to transfer Gwadar port operations from Port of Singapore to Chinese Overseas Port Holdings Limited," Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira told reporters.

    "Both the companies have settled their deal," he said, without giving a timetable for the transfer.

    Kaira said that Singapore's PSA International could not develop or operate Gwadar "as desired" and said he hoped that under new management the port would soon contribute to Pakistan's flagging economy.

    "The Chinese will make more investments to make the project operational," Kaira said.

    China, one of Pakistan's closest allies and its main arms supplier, has also funded ports in Sri Lanka and has been approached to help build a port in Bangladesh.

    Pakistan's former defence minister Ahmad Mukhtar said in May 2011 that China had agreed to take over port operations at Gwadar.

    He also said Islamabad would be "more grateful to the Chinese government if a naval base was being constructed at the site of Gwadar for Pakistan". At the time, China's foreign ministry said it was unaware of any such request.

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    Gwadar Port

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    Gwadar Port is located at the apex of the Arabian Sea and at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, approximately 460 km (290 mi) west of Karachi, 75 km (47 mi) east of Pakistan's border with Iran and 380 km (240 mi) km northeast of the nearest point in Oman across the Arabian Sea. It is situated on the eastern bay of a natural hammerhead-shaped peninsula protruding into the Arabian Sea from the coastline.

    Gwadar Port is situated near the strategic Strait of Hormuz and its busy trading and oil shipping lanes. The surrounding region is home to around two-thirds of the world's oil reserves. It is also the nearest warm-water seaport to the landlocked, but energy rich, Central Asian Republics and landlocked Afghanistan.


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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Railway link to Gwadar

    Railway link to Gwadar

    Pakistan Railways linked to Trans Railway Network (TARN). Fibre-optic line, oil & gas pipeline rail track linking Karakorum Highway to Gawadar. A six-member committee comprising equal number of experts from both China and Pakistan has been constituted to move forward with the project. China has already prepared a feasibility report of laying a railway track in the difficult terrain of Karakoram linking both the states through Khunjarab Pass.

    Pre-feasibility work on the proposed railway line has been completed, Pakistani Ambassador to China Masood Khan told the China.org website in an interview published on Thursday.

    “This new link will enhance the economic ties between China and Pakistan as well as create a new link between East and South Asia.”

    The planned railway line runs from Kashgar, the old Silk Road town in China’s far-western Xinjiang region, through the Khunjerab pass in *** and on to Havelian, where it will join Pakistan’s railway network.

    China is also widening and repaving the Karakoram Highway, which runs from Kashgar through *** to Pakistan, While work on the Chinese side has been completed, China is assisting Pakistan in a $500-million effort to repave and widen the highway in Pakistan and in ***




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    A great game begins as China takes control of Gwadar port
    Syed Fazl-e-Haider
    Oct 7, 2012

    Gwadar is an important coastal town in Balochistan. The port has the potential to serve as a secure outlet as well as a storage and transshipment hub for the Middle East and Central Asia oil and gas supplies through a well-defined corridor passing through Pakistan. China has contributed about $198 million (Dh727 million) of the initial investment for the port project.

    Under the development plan, Gwadar port will be connected with China's western province of Xinjiang through rail and road links. China's eastern seaboard ports are 3,500 kilometres away from the city of Kashgar in western China, whereas the distance from Kashgar to Gwadar is only 1,500 kilometres. The port facilities are thought to be ideal for China's booming economy. Even if Chinese companies and exporters handle their own cargo, it would make Gwadar port one of the busiest in the region.

    Gwadar gives China a land-based oil supply port that is not controlled by superior US naval power. The first thing China is supposed to do as operator is to relaunch the Gwadar oil refinery project, which was halted in 2009, probably because of security concerns in the volatile province. The refinery will have a total capacity of 19 million tonnes of oil per year. The petroleum products produced in Gwadar refinery may be transported to Kashghar in western China by pipeline. The proposed refinery and the oil pipeline is actually a part of a planned Pakistan-China energy corridor.

    Gwadar port, through the proposed energy and trade corridors, gives western China access to the sea. Crude oil imports from Iran, the Arab Gulf states and Africa could be transported overland to north-west China through the port.

    China considers Gwadar very important for its oil trade, as the present choke point is the Strait of Hormuz, which is becoming congested. In particular, a strategic pipeline from Gwadar to China's borders enables Beijing to import oil from Saudi Arabia. In 2006, King Abdullah reportedly asked Islamabad to help Saudi Arabia to extend oil exports to China.

    China is the world's second largest importer of oil, with 80 per cent of imports going through the unsafe Strait of Malacca. A railroad and oil pipeline linking Gwadar with Kashi in western China provides Beijing with the shortest possible route to the oil-rich Middle East, avoiding the Strait of Malacca and the dangerous maritime routes through the South China Sea, the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. Chinese engineers have already completed a feasibility study for a railroad and oil pipeline, which would enable Gwadar to handle most of the oil tankers headed to China.

    The operational control of the port will also enable the dragon to swim in the Indian Ocean, which is strategically important for China as it expands its influence across the region. To ensure the security of shipments along existing routes, a Chinese naval presence at Gwadar could also patrol the Indian Ocean sea lanes. What upsets Washington and New Delhi is the Chinese naval presence near the Strait of Hormuz and its strategy of building a "string of pearls" presence on the Indian Ocean rim.

    The US considers Chinese presence in Gwadar a threat to its fleet in the Middle East and also to the strategic oil trade to the Far East and Europe. The US military bases on the Arabian Peninsula expect an interception threat to their communications from Chinese bases in Gwadar.
     
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    Sir

    Look at the map clearly.

    The road passes throgh the city of Rahim Yar Khan ( the city bought by Arabs) in case of Northern or Southern routes. Rahim yar khan is barely 40 Km from the Indian border.

    Live aside other things, it is within range of Bofors, Pinaka, Grad and Smerch...

    Who will protect that raod ... Nasr..... or the Chinese. Ha Ha Ha ....

    Chinese and Pakistani can forget about it being stategic... Indian have the key with them...
     
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    Indians remain 500m away from the loc and doesnt even come close
    do you think india can launch rockets/smerch/pinaka into pakistan?

    Don't divert the topic
    and even if india did so the people of rahim yar khan without army support are enough to deter indian soldier 10km into india
     
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    How is that ?

    Wo Kaisse ??

    By kissing camels..?

    Rahim Yar Khan is alredy under Indian control.... what can you do? Pakistanies or Chinese can not pass throgh that without IA having them left right... and center.

    you will fire Nasr ????
     
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    I am more concerned of terrorist attacks than India declares war on China. The former is a much more real threat imo.
     
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    When is Pakistan going to transfer Pakistan to China?
     
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    Pakistan is Indias problem. You can keep her. :laugh:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    rahim yar khan under india control?

    will you plz post the link of the clip?india tv?about RYK being under india?
     
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    This map is quite useful, as it clearly shows the strategic importance of Gilgit-Baltistan. It is through GB that any overland route connecting the Arabian Sea with China must pass. The question is: is the strategic importance of this route great enough that China would go to war against India, to prevent GB from falling into India's hands (GB is claimed by India as the Northern Areas of Jammu and Kashmir State) ?
     
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    no through kpk as well

    kpk=wakhan corridore=china
     
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    It is wonderful.

    China has taken over POK and they are taking over South Pakistan.

    One wonders what they will call this area that was Pakistan.

    They love changing names to Han stuff like they have done for Tibet and Xinjiang!
     
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    Pakistanis never owned Pakistan, so the question of transferring themselves doesn't arise.
    They were first owned by US and now are jointly owned by US, China and Taliban.
     
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    Already done. Ab bhi koi Kasar baki ha?
     
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    Exactly, earlier paki cities were given Saudi name like faislabad now they name their cities after china ,Lahore will be named luli- lan:lol:

    Akhikar de hi De hi diya gawadar darr ke mare just like Aksai-chin to china
     
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    Pakistan has all potentials to become China's big problem or rather it has already become one.

    Failure of Pakistan as a state would be a Chinese disaster.

    If Talibans come to power, all Chinese supplied missiles and nuclear bombs will become a treat to Tibet and East Turkistan.

    US bases in Pakistan are already a threat to China.

    A Military defeat of Pakistan would be defeat of Chinese weapons and technology.

    What more you want !!
     
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    The two choke points of this route are Rahim Yar Khan in the South and Gilgit Baltistan in the North. Both are subject to capture / interdiction by India.

    Chinese are already at both the places. Drilling, making infrastructures, tunnels and even conducting joint exercises. Pakistan would lease both areas to China.
    Ha .....
     

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