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Nach Dujibouti, errichten die Chinesen eine zweite grosse Marine Basis in Pakistan

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The Chinese support base in Djibouti is a military base operated by People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of the People’s Republic of China at Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. It is the first overseas military base of the PLAN, and was constructed west of Djibouti City, adjacent to the Port of Doraleh. The base was financed primarily by China, costing US$590 million.[1] The facility is expected to significantly increase China’s power projection capabilities in the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean.[2][3][4] The United States Navy operates its only permanent overseas naval base on the African continent at Camp Lemonnier in Ambouli on the southern side of Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport; the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force also operates its only overseas base adjacent to Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport.[1] The current base commander is Liang Yang.[5]

  1. China is planning to build its second foreign naval base in Pakistan following the ribbon cutting ceremony for its first overseas base in Djibouti last July.

    Sources close to the People’s Liberation Army have confirmed to the South China Morning Post that a Chinese naval port is being built at a strategic location on Pakistan’s southern coast.

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    Dragon Spreading Its Wings: Why China’s First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti is ‚Only the Beginning‘

    „China needs to set up another base in Gwadar for its warships because Gwadar is now a civilian port,“ Zhou Chenming, a Chinese military analyst, told the South China Morning Post on Friday. „Gwadar port can’t provide specific services for warships,“ Zhou said; hence the need for a new base.

    Gwadar is less than 50 miles east of the Pakistan-Iran border and sits in Balochistan Province, where fiercely independent Baloch nationalists have waged guerrilla wars against both the Pakistani and Iranian governments. „Public order there is a mess,“ Zhou said.

    „China and Pakistan have found common ground in terms of maritime interest in the region,“ Pakistani analyst Sheikh Fahad says. „Gwadar port can be used for joint naval patrols in the Indian Ocean, further increasing the naval outreach of China and Pakistan in the region. Gwadar port will increase the countries‘ naval movements and further expand defense cooperation, especially in the naval field,“ Fahad noted.

    In mid-December, Lawrence Sellin, a retired US Army Reserve colonel, reported for the Daily Caller that high-ranking Chinese and Pakistani officials had met in Beijing to discuss future projects.

    Last June, a Pakistani diplomat said China’s help was needed as an „equalizer,“ pointing to the naval base as all-but-inevitable. „Previously it was the US and Saudi Arabia… Now it’s China,“ the diplomat told NBC. A Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman later dismissed the report as „pure guesswork,“ but now it seems the port will, in fact, be built.

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    Islamabad Eyes New Chinese Naval Base in Pakistan as US, Saudi Influence Wanes

    Experts have noted that India is keeping a close eye on the development of China-Pakistan relations. „China finds it very useful to use Pakistan against India and ignore India’s concerns, particularly on terrorism issues. That has created a lot of stress in the relationship between Beijing and Delhi,“ Rajeev Ranan Chaturvedy, a researcher at the National University of Singapore, told SCMP.

    But „Indian naval capabilities and experience in the Indian Ocean region are fairly good — much better than Pakistan and China,“ Chaturvedy said.

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  2. It is probably not in Gwadar itself but close to it Jiwani peninsula
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/3/china-plans-pakistan-military-base-at-jiwani/
    China building military base in Pakistan
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    Chinese planes will be flying from a facility at Jiwani, Pakistan — a port close to the Iranian border on the Gulf of Oman — as part of a push for greater power projection capabilities along strategic sea routes. (Associated … more >
    Bill Gertz – – Wednesday, January 3, 2018
    China is constructing its second overseas military base in Pakistan as part of a push for greater power projection capabilities along strategic sea routes.

    The facility will be built at Jiwani, a port close to the Iranian border on the Gulf of Oman, according to two people familiar with deal.

    Plans call for the Jiwani base to be a joint naval and air facility for Chinese forces, located a short distance up the coast from the Chinese-built commercial port facility at Gwadar, Pakistan. Both Gwadar and Jiwani are part of Pakistan’s western Baluchistan province.

    Plans for the base were advanced during a visit to Jiwani on Dec. 18 by a group of 16 Chinese People’s Liberation Army officers who met with about 10 Pakistani military officers. Jiwani is located on a peninsula about 15 miles long on a stretch of land with one small airfield.

    According to sources, the large naval and air base will require the Pakistani government to relocate scores of residents living in the area. Plans call for their relocation to other areas of Jiwani or further inland in Baluchistan province.

    The Chinese also asked the Pakistanis to undertake a major upgrade of Jiwani airport so the facility will be able to handle large Chinese military aircraft. Work on the airport improvements is expected to begin in July.
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    The naval base and airfield will occupy nearly the entire strategic peninsula.

    Jiwani will be China’s second major overseas military base. In August, the PLA opened its first foreign base in Djibouti, a small African nation on the Horn of Africa.

    The Pentagon has dubbed China’s foreign military basing ambitions the “string of pearls” strategy. The Chinese are planning to set up bases along a line of states stretching from the Persian Gulf through the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia.

    Pentagon officials, however, regard the Djibouti base and the future second base at Jiwani as part of efforts to control oil shipping in and out of the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Both Chinese bases are located near strategic chokepoints — Djibouti near the Bab el Mandeb on the Red Sea and Jiwani close to the Strait of Hormuz on the Persian Gulf.

    Pakistan’s military also has been moving additional troops and security forces into nearby Gwadar, where China has invested heavily in building a commercial port and other infrastructure projects.

    President Trump on Monday issued a harsh rebuke of Pakistan, tweeting that the United States “foolishly” supplied Pakistan with $33 billion in aid over 15 years and stating that “they have given us nothing but lies & deceit.”

    “They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” Mr. Trump tweeted.

    Reuters reported that China’s investment has included $500 million in grants and $230 million for an international airport.

    China is also promoting what Beijing calls the Belt and Road Initiative, a development program of land and sea routes over 60 nations in Asia, Europe and Africa.

    As part of that initiative, China plans to turn Gwadar into a megaport for transshipping goods worldwide, along with energy pipelines, roads and rail links connecting to western China. Chinese naval and air forces at nearby Jiwani would then provide protection for that base.

    China also has leased a port on the Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka that recently opened at Hambantota. The facility has raised concerns in India that views China as a growing regional and global threat.

 

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  1. balkansurfer
    Januar 8, 2018 um 5:42 am

    die USA ziehen sich aus der Region mit ihren kriminellen Banden zurück

    US suspends security aid to Pakistan as part of Afghan War push
    By Jordan Shilton
    6 January 2018

    The US State Department announced Thursday that it is suspending virtually all security aid to Pakistan. The move will impact an estimated $1 billion annually, including hundreds of millions of dollars in Afghan War Coalition payments.

    The decision will exacerbate geopolitical tensions throughout the already highly volatile South Asian region, which has become increasingly polarized between the rival India-US and China-Pakistan military-strategic alliances.

    The Trump administration has justified the aid cut by citing Islamabad’s alleged continued ties to elements of the Taliban and the Haqqani Network. The latter is a militant Islamist group that is allied with the Taliban, reportedly enjoys a safe haven in parts of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and has carried out some of the most deadly attacks on US-led coalition forces in neighboring Afghanistan.

    In a tweet three days prior to the announcement, Trump wrote, “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/01/06/paki-j06.html

  2. Januar 18, 2018 um 11:24 pm

    Dmitry MININ | 18.01.2018 | SECURITY / WAR AND CONFLICT | WORLD / Middle East, Africa
    US Gambling on the Islamic State to Undermine China and Russia’s Position in Africa

    Africa plays a big part in the global ambitions of the Islamic State* and its mentors. Speculating where the core of the Islamic State previously in Syria has disappeared to, Egyptian president el-Sisi has repeatedly expressed fears that Africa will be the terrorist group’s next target beginning with Egypt, the most densely-populated Arab country (around 95 million people), and neighbouring Libya, a country rich in oil but currently divided. And the relentless terrorist attacks on Egyptian soil and the Islamic State’s growing area of control on Libya’s southern coast, in Sirte, seem to confirm these fears.
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/01/18/us-gambling-islamic-state-undermine-china-russias-position-africa.html

  3. Januar 23, 2018 um 1:06 am

    Alex GORKA | 22.01.2018 | WORLD / Asia Pacific
    US Loses Key Ally in South Asia: Screwed Up in Muslim World

    So, the US has lost another major ally. President Trump does not shy away from openly chiding Pakistan in his tweets using harsh words. On January 1, he said Pakistan was a “safe haven to the terrorists”. National Security Advisor HR McMaster chimed in saying Pakistan would become North Korea if it does not stop nuclear blackmail. Nikki Haley, US permanent representative to the UN, believes that „Pakistan has played a double game for years.“ According to her, Pakistan is involved in state-sponsored terrorism. This is the reason why the United States withholds $255m of military aid. In addition, Washington suspended some $900 million in Coalition Support Funds. For comparison, the entire defense budget of Pakistan amounts to roughly $8 billion. So, the US deprived the country of more than one tenth of its defense expenditure.

    In return, Islamabad has suspended all military and intelligence cooperation with Washington. Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said his country was no longer a US ally. Nevertheless, the supply lines for NATO forces in Afghanistan would not be closed.
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/01/22/us-loses-key-ally-south-asia-screwed-up-muslim-world.html

  4. Februar 1, 2018 um 6:42 am

    Sogar in Afghanistan bauen die Chinesen nun einen Militär Stützpunkt, mit Sicherheit im Einverständnis mit den dortigen WArlords

    Peter KORZUN | 30.01.2018 | WORLD / Asia Pacific
    China Builds Military Base in Afghanistan

    The Afghan province of Badakhshan borders China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It used to be part of an artery between the East and West known as the ancient Silk Road. Today, that road is being revived as an element of China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative, which has prompted major infrastructure construction in Afghanistan and Central Asia, designed to fuel Beijing’s interest in the province. ….
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/01/30/china-builds-military-base-in-afghanistan.html

  5. nutella
    Februar 6, 2018 um 7:12 pm

    Panzer Wartung und Moderierung. Die Amerikaner fliegen auch in Thailand raus

    Thailand and China finalising plans for joint maintenance facility
    Jon Grevatt, Bangkok – Jane’s Defence Weekly
    30 January 2018
    Thailand is planning to establish a MRO facility for Chinese-made vehicles, including the VT-4 MBT, seen here. Source: IHS Markit/Patrick Allen

    Thailand has reaffirmed plans to collaborate with China on establishing a military vehicle maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility in the Southeast Asian country.

    The proposed facility would be positioned to support the Royal Thai Army’s (RTA’s) expanding fleets of Chinese platforms, including VT-4 main battle tanks (MBTs) and 8×8 VN-1 armoured personnel carriers, both produced by China North Industries Corporation (Norinco).

    Speaking following public trials of the VT-4 MBT, which were held on 26 January at the RTA’s Adisorn Military Camp in Saraburi, RTA chief General Chalermchai Sitthisart said in comments reported by local media that the governments of China and Thailand were finalising plans for the MRO centre.

    Gen Chalermchai said the new facility would support collaboration on repairing and maintaining the VT-4s and other military vehicles in both Thailand and potentially the wider region. The MRO centre would also enable localised production as well as repair and maintenance of related components and subsystems.

    Gen Chalermchai added that VT-4 MBT procurement, costed at about USD200 million, was attractive for the RTA because the Chinese systems were less expensive than Western equivalents and that the programme is supported through technology transfers.

    The RTA’s VT-4 programme – the first export of the type – features the acquisition of two batches of 28 units and 10 agreed through government-to-government accords in 2016 and 2017. Deliveries of the tanks commenced in August 2017.

    In the next few years the RTA is expected to order additional VT-4 batches as it seeks to meet a long-standing requirement for up to 150 MBTs, which will replace the service’s ageing and depleted inventory of US-produced M41 light tanks that have been operational since the early 1960s.

    Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options at ihs.com/contact

    http://www.janes.com/article/77443/thailand-and-china-finalising-plans-for-joint-maintenance-facility?utm_campaign=PC6110_E18%20DF%20NL%20Defence%2006_02_18&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

  1. April 23, 2018 um 7:03 pm

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