Why India did not participate in B&RI Forum?
India has serious objections to B&RI (Belt & Road Initiative) because a part of it, CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) passes through PoK (Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir).
Hence, it violates the SOVEREIGNTY & TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY of India.
CPEC is a $46 Bn worth project that connects China to Pakistan.
>> Except Bhutan, all other neighbours of India will have senior-level participation at B&RI Forum.
>> China will provide high-interest project loans to the countries in the region. India’s stand is that it will lead to “debt trap” in the region.
>> The B&RI Forum will mark the presence of 110 official delegations & 29 Heads of State & government.
>> The forum will also have presence of UN-SG, IMF Chief & WB President.
>> B&RI is also known as OBOR (One Belt, One Road).
With Great Love,
Er. Amit Yadav