India ‘concerned’ by China role in Pak Gwadar port
Bangalore, Feb 6: China's role in operating a strategically important port in Pakistan is a matter of concern for India, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said on Wednesday, as New Delhi and Beijing jostle for influence in the region.
"It is a matter of concern to us," Antony told reporters when asked about Chinese control of the port.
When complete, the port, which is close to the Strait of Hormuz, a key oil shipping lane, is seen opening up an energy and trade corridor from the Gulf, across Pakistan to western China, and could be used by the Chinese Navy.
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