Indian objections to CPEC

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The Government of India, which shares tense relations with Pakistan, regards portions of the CPEC project negatively as they pass through the Pakistani-administered side of Kashmir; territory that India disputes. Former Indian ambassador, Phunchok Stobdan, alleged that China and Pakistan intended to develop the corridor not just for its economic benefits, but also is motivated by the “strategic intent of besieging India”, though he also stated that India can do little to scuttle CPEC, and that avoiding China’s One Road One Belt project altogether would be to the detriment of India.