China should consider Belt and Road Initiative via Kolkata, Mumbai ports instead of PoK: Subramanian Swamy
KOLKATA: Parliamentarian Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said China should consider diverting its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) via Kolkata or Mumbai ports instead of passing through Pakistan occupied Kashmir which India is opposed to.
"BRI is a wonderful concept, but it has affected India as the present proposal passes through the PoK," the Rajya Sabha MP said while addressing a seminar here.
BRI is China's global economic initiative for connecting with Europe, Africa and the rest of Asia through road and maritime routes with a focus on infrastructure, transportation and energy sectors.
Swamy suggested that instead of passing through PoK, the BRI corridor can enter India from Kunming in southwestern China and from Kolkata Port it can take the sea route through the Bay of Bengal.
Otherwise, it can enter India from Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh bypassing Kailash Manasarovar in Tib and reach Mumbai Port through western India, he said.
"BRI has large advantages that India must enjoy and if the Chinese are willing to accommodate this and not go through parts of Kashmir, we will be in a position to gain in terms of international trade and bilateral relations," Swamy said.
India has retraced its path from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as it has a negative balance of trade with the countries in the forum, Swamy said while addressing a seminar on "Peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific, organised by strategic affairs thinktank 'Ceners-K'.
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It is a brilliant idea! China and India co-existed and prospered for thousands of years. It is the European powers that looted both places and indirectly separated us following the european industrial revolution and colonization. The two countries can join hands and shift the balance of power once again to Asia. Only then will peace reign.
Why is Swamy saying this? China's policy all along has been for an easy access to the south Indian Ocean.Is Swamy suggesting a dangerous access to Kolkata port through Assam?
Prof Manohar Lal
IF WE CANT BEAT THEM...BETTER JOIN THEM. No point in opposing China blindly. Let us accept China is a Global Power House along with USA. What Swami said via sea route makes a lot of sense.
What this man is up to? He seems to be half crack.
No. This is brilliant. If Kolkata handles so much freight, it is good revenue.
CHINA and PAKISTAN just waiting for an opportunity so INDIA be double careful ONLY these 2 gets into an act together INDIA cannot do anything practically....
Keep the Chinese always at Bay
India is a good negotiator it's current capacity limits up to only destroying terrorists camps across the LoC if similar had happened from Chinese souls and if if India dared an attack or pre emptive strike in Chinese soil one can imagine the retaliation from China
At no point in time China can ever be trusted an example Sri Lanka South China Sea Now Gwadar port Pakistan Tib PoK's BRIc or CPEC and so on
Pakistan China Duo just waiting for an opportunity to arm twist India which can never happen with congress in Power
One can imagine a situation without a BJPs Modi in power what would have happened in chicken neck space connecting India Bhutan and China
CHINA as we all know is an effective muscle flexer currently no country is in a position to even dare step anywhere near it AND with the Chinese attitude to wriggle out India is a well know fact globally
This idea is a win win win for all and China too
It defied common sense that China did not think of BRI from Kandla or Mumbai over India and into Nepal and then into China. It would have been all weather, cheaper, economical and sensible. China should settle border dispute with India and then it will find India a true friend. BRI through Kolkatta is a very good suggestion from Dr.Swamy. Instead of tagging with Pakistan juts to spite India, China should open up to India and benefit from it.
very good suggestions
welcome good and great suggestions for the Chinese part, Dr Subramanian Swamy is power full leader, his thinking aways important to the nation.
If China wants to build BRI in India instead of POK yes our long time wish is connect all Rivers.
Dr Swamy is always right. China should avoid its passion with Pakistan anymore. Pakistan is already bankrupt and thrive with bounty it receives from other Gulf nations.I do not understand why some of the Gulf nations still support Pakistan. BRI project can go through Assam,Barauni,Itarsiand then through Maharastra. The entire region would benefit.