Afghan air corridor shows India's stubbornness: Chinese daily

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Afghan air corridor shows India's stubbornness: Chinese daily
Chabahar Port. A trilateral transport and transit agreement based on sea access through Chabahar was signed between the three countries in May 2016.

The article in the state-run Global Times said that the already launched and the proposed routes between India, Afghanistan and Iran "begs a question: Will India bypass Pakistan to develop trade with Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries?"

"All such connectivity efforts have not only signalled India's desire to more actively participate in regional economic development, but have also highlighted the country's stubborn geopolitical thinking," the article said, referring to India's opposition to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project.

China's $50 billion investment in Pakistan is part of its ambition to reach to theEurasia markets through the Arabian Sea, and the CPEC links its restive Xinjiang province to the southern port of Gwadar in Pakistan's Balochistan province through a maze of road and railway networks.

India opposes the CPEC project, which in turn is part of the larger Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as its runs through Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The article said India has "always been pushing back against the Belt and Road Initiative, so its intention to create its own connectivity network appears to be a strategy to counterbalance" the CPEC — especially to bypass Pakistan.

It argued that Pakistan blocked India from transporting goods through its territory only because of their tense ties.

"It is undeniable that geopolitical issues are complicated in this region, but it would still be better for India to develop economic and trade relations with Pakistan," it said.

"No matter how India is thinking, if the country really wants to participate more in regional economic development, it should not bypass Pakistan, which offers the most efficient and cost-effective land route," it said.

"In this sense, the B&R Initiative has actually created the opportunity and platform for cooperation between India and Pakistan, and now we will see if India can eventually seize the opportunity," it said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...rnness-chinese-daily/articleshow/59320183.cms
 

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"All such connectivity efforts have not only signalled India's desire to more actively participate in regional economic development, but have also highlighted the country's stubborn geopolitical thinking," the article said, referring to India's opposition to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project.
With chinese, they dont have any stubborn geopolitical thinking when it comes to putting a corridor through PAK OCCUPIED KASHMIR which belongs to India + occupying land in PoK with chinese military.
What a bunch of idiots the chinese commie leaders are who doesnt even know what they are talking about.


"No matter how India is thinking, if the country really wants to participate more in regional economic development, it should not bypass Pakistan, which offers the most efficient and cost-effective land route," it said.
This is china confirming their defeat in India's geopolitical outreach.
When did china start to BARK for pakistan..this itself shows how weak china is without pakistan.

china's concern is well placed.
when pakistan does the tactic of messing with Afghan or India, the retaliatory action done either or both by India and Afghan will hurt chinese interest in the region also china will be dragged into a situation created by pakistan under paki pressure.

But if India is transporting goods through pakistan in the name of so called "regional and economic connectivity ploy " the retaliatory action against pakistan by India or Afghanistan will be subdued or majorly diplomatic posturing than a reaction with force.
china expects India to be hooked to pakistan at track 2 levels.

GoI is well thought through in these cases, as they are trying to reduce all dependence on pakistan one by one before punching in the dagger at paki.

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Stupid pakis fell into the Indian trap once again.
India, Afghanistan never really wanted a risky route through pakistan as pakistan can use that as a leverage.
India and Afghan expected pakis to delay the decision on a transit corridor and they did.
 

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