Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
  • Modi meets Singapore PM, Prez; pacts inked on defence ties:-India and Singapore on Tuesday signed ten bilateral agreements including a joint declaration on 'strategic partnership' and pacts for enhanced cooperation in areas like defence, cyber security and civil aviation, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong and President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam....
  • India, Malaysia to deepen cooperation in security, defence: PM:-India and Malaysia will deepen cooperation in security and defence, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he emphasised that the recent attacks globally and the "ceaseless" terror attempts against India and Afghanistan were a reminder of the global nature of terrorism....
  • India test-fires indigenously developed interceptor missile:-As part of efforts to develop a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system, India on Sunday test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile, from a test range off Odisha coast....
  • New weapons in 'nascent stage' of deployment on LoC: Army:-New and advanced weaponry will be deployed along the Line of Control once they are tested, a senior Indian Army commander said....

China denies talks with Pak to build naval base at Gwadar port

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

BEIJING (PTI): China has denied any talks with Pakistan for building a naval base at the strategic Gwadar deep sea port, which was built with its assistance in Balochistan.

No such proposal figured during the just concluded visit of Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Jiang Yu told a media briefing here, when asked about reported remarks by Pakistan Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar, about the project.

"China, Pakistan are friendly neighbours engaged in extensive cooperation across the board. As for the cooperation project you mentioned, I have not heard about it.

Over the years, China has provided assistance to Pakistan within its capacity," he said.

"We hope this assistance will help Pakistan to improve its livelihood and realise sustainable economic and social development and we will continue to do so in the future," she said.

Asked whether she was denying that any agreement was reached on this, she said "as far as I know, the topic was not brought up during the visit last week."

Mukhtar, who accompanied Gilani during the just concluded visit to China, had said that his country appreciated that China has agreed to run the port, but would be more grateful "if a naval base is constructed at the site of Gwadar for Pakistan."

Gwadar port, located in the Balochistan province about 450 km west of Karachi in the Arabian Sea, was developed with major investments from China.


China  Pak  
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

AK-47 maker in talks for JV in India to manufacture weapons

Russia's Kalashnikov Concern, makers of AK-47 assault rifles, is in advanced discussions with Indian companies to manufacture certain weapons here and is open to sharing technology with local partners.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2015

Image Gallery