China to build a military base in Tajikistan

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    • Tajikistan granted approval for the construction of a new base, following an agreement reached between Tajikistan and China.

    About the Move

    • China will take full control of a military base in Tajikistan near the Afghan border that it has been quietly operating and will also build a new base for the Tajik Government.
    • The new base would be owned by Tajikistan’s Rapid Reaction Group or special forces and financed by China for a cost of $10 million.
    • Russia and India are among countries that already have a military presence in bases in Tajikistan.
    • Location: Eastern Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous province near the Pamir mountains.

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    • Once full control has been transferred, will become only the second known overseas Chinese security facility, after Djibouti near the Horn of Africa.
      • The North-Eastern region of the African continent includes the countries of Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia.

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    Source: TH