Eye On Afghanistan, China To Build Military Base In Tajikistan

Eye On Afghanistan, China To Build Military Base In Tajikistan

Andrew H. Sweet

While this base will be under Tajik control, the Tajikistan government has also agreed to transfer full control of an existing facility. Both sides have been using a former Soviet base jointly not far from the China-Tajikistan-Afghanistan tri-junction and the Wakhan Corridor, where China shares less than a 100 km border with Afghanistan.

Russia and India are among countries that already have a military presence in bases in Tajikistan. China and Tajikistan have, however, continued to officially deny the presence of Chinese security forces there.

After transfer of full control, the base will become only the second known overseas Chinese security facility, after Djibouti near the Horn of Africa.

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