China wants to achieve multi-dimensional goals through the CPEC project. It wants to establish politico-economic superiority over EU and the USA through OBOR initiative and its offshoot CPEC so that it may be able to challenge the politico-economic and military hegemony of the USA as the sole super-power in the entire world, and on the other hand it wants to establish its aggressive military presence in Indian ocean to undermine India’s naval power as an ally of the US and West in the region.
The ongoing US-China trade war is a mere cog in this great game. China’s hyper-connectivity infrastructure plans like debt-trap-diplomacy in underdeveloped countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Central Asia and Africa, and development of modern seaports, rail roads and motorways stretching from Europe, Middle East, South Asia, Asia Pacific to Africa are evident of its long-term goals of political, military and economic hegemony over the terrestrial as well as maritime trade and trade routes of the entire world.
CPEC is also a strategic tool of subjugating the Tibetan and Uyghur political movements by settling Chinese population in these regions, increasing military presence and rapid mobility to make the occupation permanent. Chinese agreements with Pakistani military, deployment of Chinese Naval fleets in Arabian Sea along Gwadar and Karachi ports, Maldives and Chinese occupation of Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka have made it evident that Chinese plans of naval blockade of India’s maritime trade routes and Indian naval supremacy (both powering India’s rapid economic growth and political power in the region) in the Indian Ocean are coming to a serious conflict.
Pakistani nefarious anti-India agendas accompanied by Chinese designs are now becoming a real threat for India. On the other hand, India has failed to play its historical due role in the region despite all its economic growth and political power. CPEC might be an economic corridor for the rest of the world but in reality it is a serious strategic threat and would-be permanent headache (from a politico-economic perspective) for India in the face of growing aggressive naval presence of China-Pakistan military joint venture along its western front and Indian Ocean.
Pakistan’s bringing of China in South Asian political dynamics is beneficial for its long-term goals to not only counter Indian tactics of isolationism on diplomatic level and increasing its military capacity, but also to strengthen its occupation over the historic Sindhi and Baloch nations to guarantee longevity of its colonialism and imperialist occupation of their lands, resources, and sea. CPEC is a lifeboat for Pakistan’s (Greater Punjab’s) survival as a theocratic fascist unnatural terrorist state in the times of diplomatic isolation, economic turmoil, and drifting colonies (Sindh, Baluchistan and Pashtunistan) and therefore, an existential threat to the survival and existence of these oppressed historic nations.
China’s blocking of UN security council’s resolutions against Islamist terrorist JeM Chief Masood Azhar and Jamaat ad Da’wa (Let) chief Hafiz Saeed is itself partying in the Pakistani sponsorship of Islamist terrorism in the region. China’s support to Pakistan is also a partnership in Pakistan’s crimes against humanity, atrocities, occupation, and plunder of oppressed historic nations.
Thus, its India’s historic duty to support the secular political movements of Sindh, Balochistan, Pashtunistan, Tibet and Uyghur nations for independence in region. India should support and organize its historic and natural allies in the region to demolish the theocratic Islamist terrorist state Pakistan, which is the best and only way for India to secure its political sovereignty, economic integrity and attain the high objectives of creating friendly region and establishing regional peace.
Indian intellectuals, think-tanks and policy makers must seriously consider the option of supporting independence movements of oppressed historic nations to disintegrate this terrorist haven (Pakistan) from within, which can yield more results instead of engaging Pakistan in a lethal war.