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India's Concerns: CPEC 2.0 Collaboration



  Jun 14, 2024

SIMPLIFIER: CPEC 2.0 , PAKISTAN AND CHINA. IMPLICATIONS for INDIA



What is the recent agreement between Pakistan and China regarding CPEC?
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to upgrade the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and advance its development into a second phase. This decision was made during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, marking Mr. Sharif’s first official visit to China since assuming office in 2024.

What is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)?
CPEC is a multi-billion dollar infrastructure project that connects Gwadar Port in Pakistan’s Balochistan province with China’s Xinjiang province. It is a key component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), aimed at enhancing regional connectivity and economic development.

What does the second phase of CPEC entail?
The second phase of CPEC focuses on high-quality development and upgrading existing infrastructure. While specific details were not disclosed, this phase is likely to include advancements in transportation, energy, and industrial cooperation, further boosting economic ties between Pakistan and China.

Who attended the meeting?
The meeting in Beijing included Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and accompanying ministers and officials from both countries. This high-level engagement underscores the strategic importance of CPEC to both nations.

Why is the CPEC important?
CPEC is a crucial part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and plays a significant role in enhancing economic cooperation between China and Pakistan. It aims to improve infrastructure, boost economic growth, and facilitate trade in the region, making it a flagship project for regional development.

What are the potential benefits of the CPEC upgrade?
The upgrade is expected to:

• Enhance infrastructure connectivity.
• Promote economic growth and development.
• Create new investment opportunities.
• Strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and China.

Implications for India

• Strategic Concerns: India views CPEC as a strategic challenge because it passes through the disputed region of Gilgit-Baltistan, which India claims as part of its territory.

• Regional Influence: The enhancement of CPEC could increase China’s and Pakistan’s influence in the region, potentially affecting India’s strategic interests.

• Economic Impact: Improved infrastructure and connectivity in Pakistan could enhance its economic position, potentially impacting regional trade dynamics and competition.

Possible Responses of India

• Diplomatic Efforts: India may continue to raise concerns about CPEC at international forums, emphasizing its passage through disputed territory.

• Strategic Partnerships: Strengthening strategic and economic ties with other countries, particularly those wary of China’s influence, could be a key response.

• Infrastructure Development: India might accelerate its own infrastructure projects, such as the Chabahar port in Iran, to counterbalance the strategic impact of CPEC.

• Regional Initiatives: Promoting regional initiatives like the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) to enhance connectivity and trade with Central Asia and beyond.

By advancing CPEC into its second phase, both countries aim to solidify their economic partnership and ensure sustainable development along the corridor. India’s strategic responses will be crucial in navigating the evolving regional dynamics.



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