On the other hand, total gas reserves are over 3,000 billion cubic meters. Local officials say most of the projects, including the new airport, are being built with Chinese financial grants. The most important factor that makes Gwadar Port strategically unique is the location with respect to other major ports in the region, which are all located on the other side of the sea. First time in 1964 it was thought to build a port at Gwadar and but being ignored for four decades. In this article Pakistan-China relations would be hi-lighted in repercussions of India. Majority of the rocks in the Gwadar district were created through the eruption of these volcanos. Gwadar was built with financial and technical assistance from China, which took operational control after the Port of Singapore Authority pulled out of a 40-year port management and development contract because it was unable to get the land it sought to develop a free trade zone.
Overview Gwadar is a deep-sea port situated in the Arabia Sea at Gwadar in Baluchistan, Pakistan. The most important factor that makes Gwadar Port strategically unique is the location with respect to other major ports in the region, which are all located on the other side of the sea. An oil refinery of 1,000 hectares located to the north east of the town, linked to the proposed oil terminal by an underground pipeline across East Bay. It lies 624 nautical km to the east of Strait of Hormuz, 460km away from Karachi 120km Iranian border in the west. Until 1958 Gwadar was part of Oman but was transferred to Pakistan on 8 September 1958. China is involved in the construction and development of the above seaport on the Arabian coastline. The family feuds and internal dissension between Gichkis resulted in nine successful expeditions either partially or fully by Mir Nasir Khan I.
Pakistan, could not cash on this opportunity earlier due limited resources which Gulf countries did and so have well established ports these days. The Wakhan Corridor has always been used as a trade route for west and north to Indian plains and Arabian Coasts in the south for centuries. Implementation of the Master Plan is the responsibility of Govt. Retrieved from Gwadar port Authority: Burdman, M. Gwadar Port is a link between the East and the West. It is yet again one of the reasons why the tourist gathering at Gwadar has increased. Trade through Afghanistan needs stability having implications for entire Indian Ocean Region.
China Pakistan Economic Corridor has the potential of making Pakistan one of the most strategically important countries in the region. Once a little-known fishing village on the shores of the Arabian Sea, today the city is already considered as a major global port city. As the Gwadar Port provides China with unremitting access to the Arabian Sea, it will help the Chinese Navy to monitor oil routes and trade links to South Asia. From 2007 till 2011, the progress made with regard to the development of the port, by the Singaporean firm, was very slow, due to which, Pakistan asked China to develop the port. However, Iran allowing India to deploy naval forces in Chabahar is highly unlikely.
Pakistan, could not cash on this opportunity earlier due limited resources which Gulf countries did and so have well established ports these days. The authors argued that India seeks to maintain control over its maritime territory. The latter appears to have fled to Makran and entered into communication with Nasir Khan who granted him the Kalat share of the revenues of Gwadar. This rail track will be link to Gwadar, where oil-refining and storage facilities are being constructed. Although Gwadar is comparatively free from tribal influence, however people of area have two major concerns in their minds. Gwadar Port is therefore expected to act as a vital link to China, Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics throughout the year.
In future, China can also use Gwadar to build a naval base which will increase influence of China in the region. Gwadar port will be an important base in the Chinese string of pearls which is an important component of Chinese maritime military strategy. Despite its being over a decade since China started construction of the first phase, no military-related activity has ever been observed there. Over the years, this unique friendship has transformed into a strong strategic partnership aspiring to have robust economic cooperation and increasing people to people contacts. The Arab Spring and its Impact on Supply and Production in Golbal Markets. By the end of 2004 first phase of port had been completed. The Indian Ocean holds great importance because most of the world oil trade passes through here.
Citizens of Pakistan are also seemingly opposing the Gwadar Port Project. A Special Industrial Zone of about 4,000 hectares lying to the north of the town. Phase-I will comprise of:- 3 Multipurpose Berths Length of Berths 602m 4. However, the Chinese have dismissed such insinuations and argued that the Chinese investments in the project have no military dimensions. It would open new job opportunities and help in the development of Baluchistan. The Chinese are also helping in laying the White Oil Pipeline project from Port Qasim near Karachi to Muhmood Kot near Multan. They demand greater autonomy and royalties for the extraction of natural resources.
These ports are located at the mouth of Strait of Hormuz in the Arabian Sea which lies at the cross junction of international oil trade and shipping routes while connecting three regions ie Central Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East. On the other hand, the Chabahar port project plans to link India with Central Asia by traversing the entire length of Afghanistan. Population of Gwadar is about 30,000. © 2007 Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. China is developing its own western region and has been building a network of roads in Pakistan, and intends to lay pipelines and a railway track. While carrying out feasibility study for development of Gwadar port both Karachi and Bin Qasim were also considered for such development but found not attractive to major shipping agencies due to remoteness from main shipping routes, limitations of draft and comparatively long turn around time. China is also helping in the construction of many other associated projects including railroad links and industrial complexes.
This paper uses the sea power theory to explain how India increased its naval power as a response to the new paths of maritime cooperation between China and Pakistan. Establishment of railway link with Gwadar to Taftan in Iran via Saindak is being planned. The first fleet was sighted by Former Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. Private cargo handling equipment and trucking yards. They are reportedly investing in the project which will give a fillip to trade and commerce in the whole region.