Washington, September 2
China is looking for to arrange extra strong logistics amenities in a few dozen nations, together with three in India’s neighbourhood, to permit the PLA to venture and maintain army energy at higher distances, based on a Pentagon report.
In addition to the three neighbours of India — Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar — the opposite nations the place China is contemplating to base its army logistics and infrastructure amenities are Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Seychelles, Tanzania, Angola and Tajikistan, the report mentioned on Tuesday.
In its annual report “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) 2020” that was submitted to the US Congress, the Pentagon mentioned these potential Chinese army logistics amenities are along with the Chinese army base in Djibouti, which is geared toward supporting naval, air and floor forces projection.
“A world PLA (People’s Liberation Army) army logistics community may each intrude with US army operations and assist offensive operations in opposition to the United States because the PRC’s international army goals evolve,” the Pentagon mentioned within the report.
China has in all probability already made overtures to Namibia, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands, it mentioned, including the identified focus areas of PLA planning have been alongside the Seal Lines of Communication from China to the Strait of Hormuz, Africa, and the Pacific Islands.
Similarly, the Pentagon mentioned, Beijing makes use of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative to assist its technique of nationwide rejuvenation by looking for to develop international transportation and commerce linkages to assist its growth and deepen its financial integration with nations alongside its periphery and past. — PTI