OBOR Politics – Did India missed the train? World feels so,China is optimistic of the future

OBOR Press Meet - Consul General Ma Zhanwu at Kolkata
OBOR Press Meet - Consul General Ma Zhanwu at Kolkata

One Belt One Road the mega Chinese project talk of the international politics is creating ripple between India and China.

While 30 countries including Russia,Switzerland,Turkey,Poland,Pakistan,Sri Lanka and others were represented by the head of their countries 130 countries sent 1500 representatives including USA,UK,Germany,France,Canada,Korea.

Even UN General Secretary,MD of IMF and President of World Bank was also there.

Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which is called Yi Dai Yi Lu in Chinese a unique global opportunity for all as per China.

BRI concept as conceived by China is like 1+1>2 which will provide mutual growth,stability and security.

China strategically selected the main city of eastern India Kolkata to call the press meet as major Silk Route channels for business with India is through east and strategic point of mutual interest is also at east.

However Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu explained why it was important for India as a global important country needs to be a part of this initiative.

The mega projects like this will create a synergy among partners and countries who will participate in the project.

According to many India’s biggest mistake is missing the train of development.

But Consul General feels that soon in next session India will join the mega development initiative.

But India can not afford to accept any construction over the land with out their permission which India feel her integral part. So Modi Government had to take the balancing act to stay away from the project initially. How ever things will take dynamic changes in future as world consolidates to the practical peace and harmony at regional and global level.

BRI & OBOR Vision

The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road, also known as the Belt and Road Initiative, the Belt and Road (abbreviated B&R), or One Belt, One Road (abbreviated OBOR) is a development strategy, proposed by Xi Jinping that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily between the People’s Republic of China and the rest of Eurasia, which consists of two main components, the land-based “Silk Road Economic Belt” (SREB) and oceangoing “Maritime Silk Road” (MSR). The strategy underlines China’s push to take a bigger role in global affairs, and its need for priority capacity cooperation in areas such as steel manufacturing.

  • China, Korea and Japan in red, Members of the AIIB in orange, the six corridors in black and blue
  • The One Belt One Road initiative is geographically structured along 6 corridors, and the maritime silk road.
  • New Eurasian Land Bridge, running from Western China to Western Russia
  • China – Mongolia – Russia Corridor, running from Northern China to Eastern Russia
  • China – Central Asia – West Asia Corridor, running from Western China to Turkey
  • China – Indochina Peninsula Corridor, running from Southern China to Singapore
  • China – Pakistan Corridor, running from South-Western China to Pakistan
  • Bangladesh – China – India – Myanmar Corridor, running from Southern China to India
  • Maritime Silk Road, running from the Chinese Coast over Singapore and India to the Mediterranean.


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