Gwadar is a deep seaport that played the role of
main communication and trade route among India
and the Gulf States. In collaboration with China, Gwadar Port
has been intended to be connected with Afghanistan and via
Afghanistan to Central Asia through road links. If we take the
case of the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, it is Gwadar Port
that allows China to counterbalance the Indo-US supremacy.
Beijing now has the ability to counterbalance Indian maritime
activities in the Indian Ocean by praising and acknowledging this
Port. Gwadar Port's distance from Pakistan's Karachi Port and
India's Gujarat and Mumbai naval stations allows China to
observe Indo-US naval operations in the Indian Ocean and the
Persian Gulf. Persia Gulf is responsible for over 60% of Beijing's
energy supply demands. This phenomenon, in the long run, allows
Beijing to monitor and control the sea lanes of communication
(SLOCs) from the Persian Gulf to the Indian Ocean and up to the
Strait of Hormuz.
1-Fakhr ul Munir Demonstrator, Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.2-Nelofar Ihsan Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.3-Sanaullah Demonstrator, Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Gwadar, China, Western States, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean