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Tension Rises For India As China Opens First Military Base Overseas

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| August 2 , 2017 , 16:19 IST

Marking the 90th anniversary of People's Liberation Army, China has formally opened their first overseas military base in Djibouti province of the African Continent, reported a state media outlet.

The incident has raised concerns for India as it could prove to be another huge push for China's military alliances overseas and affect India's security.

Last year, China started the construction of their first logistics base in Djibouti.  It is said to be used to supply troops in the humanitarian and peacekeeping missions in the regional areas, especially in Somalia and Yemen.

A report said that the new base will allow China better control its patrol in coast off of Somalia and Yemen.

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According to the state media, over 300 people attended the opening ceremony including the deputy commander of Chinese Navy Tian Zhong and Defence Minister of Djibouti.

Djibouti has the southern entrance to the Red Sea with a route to Suez Canal. The nation stuck between the tragic combination of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia already hosts the US, Japanese and French's military bases.

According to speculations, Chinese President Xi Jinping is leading an ambitious military modernization program which focuses on Chinese military's efficiency to work away from home. Although the country has denied it, China is also expected to open a military base in Pakistan as well.

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