- China, showing its eyes in Ladakh, intensified the siege of India under its String of Pearl policy
- In this episode, for the first time, China ran a train to the Indian Ocean, which is called India’s sphere of influence.
- This train left from the Myanmar border to Chengdu in western China carrying goods through the new railway line.
China, showing its eyes in Ladakh, has intensified the all-round siege of India under its String of Pearl policy. In this episode, for the first time, China has run its first train to the Indian Ocean, which is called India’s sphere of influence, which is connected by road. The train has left the Myanmar border to the commercial hub of Chengdu in western China, carrying goods via the new railway line. With the help of this road-railline, China now has direct access to the Bay of Bengal.
According to China’s state news service, the experimental goods were brought to Chengdu Rail Port on August 27 via the China-Myanmar New Passage. This transport corridor includes a maritime-road rail link. Chinese goods from Singapore reached Yangon port in Myanmar via a cargo ship via the Andaman Sea. The goods were then transported by road to Likang in Greece’s province on the Myanmar-China border.
The easiest way to connect to Southwest China
The goods were then taken from Licang to Chengdu via railway. In this way, China is now connected to Singapore via Myanmar. The Chinese report says that this is the easiest way to connect southwest China to the Indian Ocean. China said that it is taking 20 to 22 days less for one way travel using this route. China plans to build another port at Kyaukfu in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state.
Not only this, China wants to build a direct railway line from Greece to this port, but due to violence in Myanmar, this project of China is being delayed. China is currently working on connecting to the Indian Ocean through Pakistan’s Gwadar port. This will save him from the danger of being surrounded by his enemies in the Strait of Malacca. Gwadar Port is being built under CPEC. However, if China trades for Chengdu via Myanmar, then its cost will be less than Gwadar.
China’s direct access to the Bay of Bengal is a big threat to India
It takes only 3 days for the train to reach Chengdu city of China from the border of Myanmar. According to Myanmar’s Irawati news website, this is the first way to connect western China with the Indian Ocean. China’s railway line now ends at the border of Myanmar. Now China wants to extend it to the port. China wants to convert Myanmar’s border town Chin Shwe Haw into a ‘Border Economic Zone’ through the Belt and Road project.
According to analysts, China’s direct access to the Bay of Bengal is a major threat to India. Andaman and Nicobar Islands also come along the way China wants to trade with South East Asian countries. Chinese ships will later pass through the Bay of Bengal on a large scale. With this they can easily keep an eye on the Indian islands. Not only this, due to the increasing reach of China, the crisis can also increase in Northeast India where rebels often attack.