外文标题：China seeks rail link between Kunming and Kolkata
KUNMING: China is keen to establish a high speed rail link between Kunming and Kolkata as part of its efforts to revive the ancient silk route, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh.
The proposal, which found a mention at the recently held Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) meet here, seeks to give a boost to the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) multi-model corridor project initiated by China.
The 2800 kilometer rail route could be a critical component for the BCIM corridor that seeks cross border trade and flow of people.
China has pledged $40 billion for the silk route, having a trade potential of $132 billion.
Hopefully never will this get made. Else a few hundred years on china may lay claim to the Hoogly
this is welcome move
A brilliant idea for rapid troop movement.
good step as long as both countries respect each others territorial integrity.
P N Sukheja Sukheja (Unknown)
without any financial contribution or commitment India should accept the proposal
Sanjoy RoyChoudhury (Calcutta, India)
Sadly India main land never give due respect and diligence to North east economy and their people . if China demands Northeast and the people also follow Buddhism and looks similar it is good for northeast people to accept CHINA than INDIA since they will have far better life than now being with Indian discrimination . Unfortunately in many parts of India even Delhi , local people think northeast people are Chinese and face racist remarks . WHY we want to retain Northeast and claim as India when dont respect the people ?
datefun datefun () 7 hrs ago
Don't let Chinese put their feet into Kolkata, later they will claim that eveything region North-East of Kolkata is theirs.
VHP Modi (abroad (on indian visit))
that sounds like a good idea
JB (Springfield, MA)
It will benefit travelers & transport; India should agree to participate in this project which is really futuristic. Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar project or the rail link between Kunming and Kolkata will hasten development in the region.
All low cost and banned items will be dumbed in India from China. The Government should seek all possible advice from intelligence agency regarding aftermath if MOU is signed. No decision to be taken in hurry. We should be very vigilant against the Dragon.
rana vijay ()
keep Chinese only up to the borders. they will send their intelligence agents through these trains.KEEP THE RESOURCES HUNGRY EXPANSIONISTS AT BAY. CHINI AND OTHERS CAN NEVER BE BHAI BHAI!
Sumit Pandey () 8 hrs ago
First thoughts - why not ? Always important to walk hand-in-hand with your competitor. It pays in the long run!