India raises objections over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Chinese envoy in Delhi summoned and objection over the project was lodged


Web Desk May 12, 2015
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping. PHOTO COURTESY: PTI

DELHI: Days before the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits China on a three-day state visit, India formally registered a protest against the recently signed $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

According to reports in the Indian media, the Chinese envoy in Delhi was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs and an objection was lodged over the project.

The $46 billion dollar investment intends to create infrastructure network which will see a land route linking China’s west to the Arabian Sea through Kashmir.

Read: India not threatened by Pakistan-China economic corridor: envoy

India has also expressed its concerns about China routing its corridor through Kashmir, but President Xi Jingping had dismissed these objections, describing the economic corridor as "a commercial project."

Last month, India’s high commissioner to Pakistan had said that his country was not threatened by the $46-billion economic corridor between Pakistan and China, as an economically-strong Pakistan would bring regional stability.

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A proud Pakistani | 6 years ago | Reply To the Indian guy who said it took 70 years for india to change it's fate and still gradually progressing. Dude you got to know that progress of a state or even a person depends on its potential abilities. Pakistan is strategically and geographical has immense importance. China, landlocked central Asian countries, Afghanistan, Russia, Iran and India too can get benefits from the route. And CPEC isn't just the road and rail link but energy projects are also part of it. Once Pakistan has enough electricity to run industries the textile and other industries will realize a boom. World knows how fertile our land is once proper irrigation plan we get through CPEC which has few hydral projects too well it will certainly help to increase our agri export. We are rich of natural resources like coal, gold, copper and minerals once finance is in hand we can extract these and utilize to produce finished goods rather to export the raw to other countries. So in my opinion yes it can be a game changer if this project isn't politicized and destroyed. Further, regarding development in disputed territory if india can built baglihar dam and least allow us to build some roads.
amit | 6 years ago | Reply Very Nice. Modi is Great PM of India
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