What is China's military aspiration for Pakistan's Gwadar port?
- The dusty fishing town of 90,000 inhabitants in Pakistan's remote and volatile Balochistan is strategically located on the Arabian Sea
- Gwadar is just 400 km from the important Hormuz Strait, through which 40 per cent of Chinese imported oil flows
HONG KONG : Gwadar has long been touted as the site for a Chinese base suitable for People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) operations. However, it is certainly not inevitable that Gwadar will become a PLAN base, even though its location has a lot going for it from a Chinese perspective.
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