and they're going to station a large number of them in gwadar. that's the fate for hambantota and colombo as well: all will become chinese naval bases.
china/diplomacy-defence/ article/2078245/overseas- ambitions-expand-china-plans- 400pc-increase
As overseas ambitions expand, China plans 400 per cent increase to marine corps numbers, sources say
PLA will increase fighting force to 100,000 personnel, allowing for deployment in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa and Gwadar in southwest Pakistan, military insiders say
PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 March, 2017
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