CPEC to escalate India Pakistan tension in the region: UN

CPEC to escalate India Pakistan tension in the region: UN
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BEIJING: The $50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC) traversing through Kashmir might create "geo-political tension" in the region by igniting further tensions between India and Pakistan, a UN report has warned.



The report released by the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said that the project could also fuel separatist movement in Pakistan's Balochistan province.



"The dispute over Kashmir is also of concern, since the crossing of the CPEC in the region might create geo political tensions with India and ignite further political instability," said the report on China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).



The report, prepared at the request of China, also cautioned that the instability in Afghanistan could cast a shadow over  CPEC .

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