China could be building a Military Base on Jiwani Peninsula of Pakistan


India has been under threat from both East and West sides. China and Pakistan, both the countries have their eyes on ruining the security of the nation. For the few months, Chinese team surveys the west area of Gwadar which is a seaport critical to the success of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It is a China’s belt and an effort for achieving Chinese commercial dominance in South Asia.

Military personnel of Pakistan and China

In the past two weeks, meetings between high ranking Chinese and Pakistani army officers is on. It indicates that a new Chinese military facility will be built on the Jivani Peninsula between the Gwadar and the Iranian border. It is said that this plan involves the expansion of the naval base and the already existing airport on the peninsula, both require the establishment of a security zone and for long, the forced resettling of the Balochi residents is required.

Establishing a joint military base in Pakistan, both China and Pakistan have been seeing the potential to develop the same in Pakistan’s southwest province of Balochistan. Their place was revealed just after the secret U.S raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Osama Bin Laden, Pakistan

As per the reports of The Wall Street Journal, at that time, China had agreed to “to take over operation of the strategically positioned but underused port of Gwadar, and that Islamabad would like the Chinese to build a base there for the Pakistani navy.” Pakistan took the step to invite China after Osama Bin Laden’s killing.

In 2017, a report was published by U.S. Department of Defence, “China most likely will seek to establish additional military bases in countries with which it has a longstanding friendly relationship and similar strategic interests, such as Pakistan.”

Gwadar port

China’s military base in Jiwani is to monitor the vital sea lanes in the Arabian Sea which will provide a string of potential facilities from the South China Sea to Africa.

In addition, it will explain the consciousness for the American counter-terrorism policy in Afghanistan, which is already interrupted by the Taliban proxy through the control of the operational speed and Pakistan’s thunder in the supply of its troops in Afghanistan.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Past week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made an announcement as the part of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan dialogue which will create a trilateral format that Islamabad and Beijing will look at extending the US$57 billion Chinese investment in CPEC to Afghanistan.

Oddly, in the most recent Congressional report of this month, the Pentagon looked at China’s move in cordiality in Afghanistan, only due to domestic security concerns. On the horizon of the Pentagon, especially on the Zivani Peninsula, there is a rude awakening.