Foreign Policy Watch: The BCIM Corridor

Non-traditional threats stalk Kolkata-Kunming corridor

  1. Security concerns like ethnic insurgency, terrorism, smuggling and human trafficking might stall the BCIM project.
  2. Add to that – Ethnic insurgencies, drug trafficking and the accompanying spread of HIV infections, antiques smuggling may derail the project.
  3. The BCIM corridor is an ambitious undertaking that hopes to connect Kolkata with Kunming, capital of the Yunnan province.

 


The BCIM corridor is an ambitious undertaking that hopes to connect Kolkata with Kunming, capital of the Yunnan province.

What are these non traditional issues?

  1. Ethnic insurgencies, terrorism, drug trafficking,
  2. Accompanying spread of HIV infections, antiques smuggling and
  3. cross-border human trafficking, threaten to derail the project.

Traditional threats?

  1. Fighting between Myanmar Army and ethnic Kokang rebels, known as the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, based near the Chinese border, pose a threat to the network.
  2. Communal violence involving Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims has also flared in Rakhine State.
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