Gwadar is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea in the western province of Balochistan. It is about 533 km from Karachi and 120 km from the Iranian border. It is central point of $ 55 billion worth CPEC. As Gwadar port is a vital component of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Under the prevailing threat of terrorism, security of Gwadar Port has gained great importance and is vital for the success of CPEC. Pakistan Navy being well aware of the challenges to the security of CPEC, is well geared up and organized to ensure the security of maritime prong of CPEC.

India sees Gwadar as a foothold for China in the Arabian Sea and as a counter-strategy to threats at Malacca. Therefore, India is alleged to have stepped up its activities in the broader region surrounding Gwadar to undermine the project. China Pakistan Economic Corridor project is vital for both Pakistan and China. This mega project will also improve the regional connectivity and will transform the region into the economic hub. This project will change the destiny of all the countries in the region. CPEC will bring an economic revolution in our country and will help the people to improve the life standards. Middle East and European countries are also expressing their interests to be the part of this game changer project. Pakistan has done military exercises with many other countries that definitely improved the capabilities. Pakistani forces have taken the responsibility of security of CPEC and will leave no space for enemies to sabotage this project.

ANZA KANWAL,

Rawalpindi, November 11.