Satellite images have been published of the recently established compounds of the alleged Chinese naval base in Gwadar. The images reveal the strengthening foothold of China in the region. Forbes reported this news yesterday.
Once materialized, the Gwadar naval base will complement the largest overseas naval base of China built in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa.
Back in 2018, the reports of China building a naval fortress in Gwadar, a major port in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) first surfaced. But the reports were never confirmed officially by China.
A high-security compound and two other smaller complexes are showing in the satellite image.
As per reports, this high-security compound is under China Communications Construction Company (CCCC Ltd) use which is a majority state-owned Chinese enterprise specialized in civil engineering projects.
Anti-vehicle berms, security fences, and a high wall surround the high-security compound. Between the outer security fence and the inner wall, sentry posts and elevated guard towers cover the facility.
In 2019, and 2020 two smaller complexes were constructed that have many blue-roofed buildings. These smaller complexes can be the barracks for the Chinese Marine Corps unit.