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China-Pakistan-Saudi Arabia BLOC effect India’s security

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To think that China-Pakistan tie up is in India’s disadvantage but it points to a far greater danger to US and Russia when viewed in the context of 4o countries including Saudi Arabia to emerge as the most formidable military and economic bloc in the world.

To think that China-Pakistan tie up is in India’s disadvantage but it points to a far greater danger to US and Russia when viewed in the context of 4o countries including Saudi Arabia to emerge as the most formidable military and economic bloc in the world.

The China-Pakistan relations are not only confined to political and military matters between the two countries but also extend to transferring China’s contacts attained in Gwadar, Europe, Middle East, Africa and recently London being  now transferred to Islamabad. Conversely Pakistan coalition with Saudi Arabia alongwith 38 Muslim countries will be deemed to have been transferred to China.

Under the leadership of Xi Jinping and the wise decision of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tables have been turned against US President Donald Trump’s influence in the world. This is clear illustrated by TRump’s first announcing against One-China but later when he blinked and agreed to follow US One-China policy. Moreover Trump administration is baffled in finding officials having close contacts with Kremlin and White House is busy collecting evidence against former US President Obama for wiretapping of Trump’s activities. US President Trump is thus entrapped in domestic problems but fails to understand the gravity of the situation presented by China-Pakistan and Muslim world congregation.

The new chapter in China-Pakistan relations started in May 2013 when the proposal of $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor  was put up by Chinese premier Li Keqiang and was finalised in 2015 in a short span of two years when President Xi Jinping visited Pakistan and signed 51 Memorandums of Understanding between the two countries. It is therefore not difficult to comprehend that India has been dilly-dallying on the Chabahar  and stands sidelined in this region.

CHINA-PAKISTAN Ties

The relations between China-Pakistan are so intertwined that Pakistan’s army chief Qamar  Javed Bajwa visited China  and Beijing terms defense cooperation with Islamabad only as relevant cooperation. China plans to co-produce ballistic  and cruise missiles with Pakistan  mass production of military aircraft along-with deploying one lakh marines at Gwadar port to secure the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor from terror attacks. China’s ambassador  to Pakistan Sun Weidong elaborated on the achievements from the CPEC as energy projects, transport infrastructure, Gwadar Port and industrial cooperation.

With Trump contemplating a cut in US aid to Pakistan, it hardly matters to Nawaz Sharif government with the massive financial support from China  and Saudi Arabia.At the same time China will succeed in securing Xinjiang form the Islamic State jihadists with the help of Pakistan and military coalition formed against the terror outfits formed by Saudi Arabia Defence Minister Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud.

Saudi Arabia-Pakistan ties

Saudi Arabia has offered retired Pakistan’s chief of army staff Raheel Sharif the position of director of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance to fight terrorism(Islamic State and other terror outfits), a coalition of 39 countries that will have its headquaters in Riyadh. Riyadh has issued Sharif and his wife with three-year multiple visa for Saudi Arabia to head the military Alliance coalition force. The Saudi Kingdom has also accepted Nawaz Sharif’s conditions 1) of including Iran in the military alliance  to eliminate the chance of any sectarian differences 2) Raheel Sharif will not work under anyone’s command and 3) Raheel will have the mandate to act as an arbiter if there is a need to promote harmony among Muslim countries

The coalition force was formed on December 15,2015 including Jordan, UAE,Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Turkey, Chad, Togo,Tunisia, Djibouti, Senegal, Sudan Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gabon, Guinea, Palestine, Comotos, Qatar, Cote d’Ivoire, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Malaysia, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Yemen

Thus Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has failed to grasp the complexities of world politics in the context of security concerns of India.

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By : Arti Bali

Senior Journalist

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