China stated on Thursday that speak the nation was constructing a army base in Pakistan was pure hypothesis, after a Pentagon report earlier this month singled out Pakistan as a potential location for a future Chinese language army base.
The Pentagon forecast that Beijing would doubtless construct extra bases abroad after establishing a facility within the African nation of Djibouti.
Chinese language Protection Ministry spokesman Wu Qian was requested at a daily month-to-month information briefing if China would construct a naval base within the Chinese language-invested Pakistani port metropolis of Gwadar.
“Speak that China is constructing a army base in Pakistan is pure guesswork,” Wu stated, with out elaborating.
Djibouti’s place on the northwestern fringe of the Indian Ocean has fueled worries in India that it will turn into one other of China’s “string of pearls” of army alliances and belongings ringing India, together with Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
China has repeatedly downplayed expectations it might be about to embark on a plan to construct army bases all over the world, even because it ramps up a powerful army modernization program.
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