CPEC has no military feature, it is an economic project: Pak.

CPEC has no military feature, it is an economic project: Pak.

News:

US media reported that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project had military dimensions to it.

Important Facts:

  • According to Pakistan, The CPEC has helped Pakistan improve its economy, particularly energy and infrastructure sectors have improved under it and CPEC is a bilateral economic project without any Military Dimension.
  • However, as per U.S media report alleged that China has hatched a secret plan to build fighter jets and other military hardware in Pakistan.
  • China and Pakistan have been jointly building the J-17 Thunder, a single seater multi-role combat aircraft and Pakistan has been eyeing a number of new advanced Chinese jets including the stealth fighter.
  • The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China’s Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of Chinese President’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
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