UAE has designs on Balochistan, hence the recent Modi visit

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  1. ArmchairGeneral

    ArmchairGeneral Regular Member

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    I have heard many Pakistani say through the grapevine that the UAE is troubled by the prospect of Gwadar becoming a Persian Gulf rival to Dubai, hence they have played an active role in the destabilization of the region for a while now. At the same time this irritates neighboring Iran, hence two birds killed with one stone. In fact, the UAE allowed America to use a Sheikh's private hunting airstrip in B'stan to launch drones from, showing the distrust UAE has for Pak establishment.

    Now most Paki conspiracies are rambling delusional rants, but this seems to make sense, no? Only laughable part is the idea that Gwadar will ever be the next Dubai :pound:
     
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    salute Senior Member Senior Member

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    gwadar infrastructure can rival dubai, :laugh:
    uae has cities like dubai and abu dhabi,super posh airports,airlines like emirates and eithad,masdar city like projects,

    gwadar is just port for chinese sea trade.
     
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    sob Moderator Moderator

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    One must remember that there is an airfield in Baluchistan, Shamsi Air base which is under lease to UAE and the Pakistanis have no say there. US was flying drones from there for a long time.
     
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    salute Senior Member Senior Member

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    @sob why is that paki cannot close down that airfield in baluchistan,its still paki territory.
     
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    sob Moderator Moderator

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    The UAE royals have paid huge amount and have developed the field. They come for hunting Buzzards who are a protected species. Authorities in Pakistan cannot stop them.

    Interestingly the UAE sub leased it to the Americans for using it for the drones.

    It seems now the air base has reverted back to the Pakistanis.
     
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    Ah they figured out our devious master plan. Good thing they don't know about the last step in the Indian secret plan to get an Indian CEO for Apple, then we will have Google, Microsoft and Apple, and "operation turn off the internet in Pakistan" can begin.
     
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    blue marlin Regular Member

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    they took controll of that base in 2011 didnt they. pakistan evicted the Us after the strike that killed 24 soldiers and the uae tried to stop the eviction but military choppers were already there now the base is controlled by the pakistani army
     
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    Illusive Senior Member Senior Member

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    Nothing to do with Gwadar, everything to do with the snub Pakistan gave to the Arabs in Yemen. Modi visit is just securing more FDI.
     
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    I_PLAY_BAD Regular Member

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    If UAE is jealous of Gwadar then it should be on Chahbahar too !
     
  11. ArmchairGeneral

    ArmchairGeneral Regular Member

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    But then that is supporting the Iranians, who are a far bigger threat to the Arab world than either Pakistan or India.
     

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