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In the Arabian Sea, Competing Ports in Iran and Pakistan Fuel Ambition and Mistrust

Jun 10, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
The Chinese-funded Pakistani port of Gwadar is slated to become the largest shipping port of South Asia by 2022.

The Pakistani port of Gwadar is located in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which serves as a vital branch of China's massive Belt and Road Initiative.

(CHRISTINE-FELICE ROHRS/Getty Images)

On the eastern edge of the Arabian Sea, a pair of ports located just 160 kilometers apart (roughly 100 miles) lies at the heart of a multifaceted struggle for power among regional heavyweights in South Asia. For India, the Chinese-funded Gwadar port in Pakistan has heightened its concerns of encirclement...

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