In the next few years, expect China’s overseas military bases to expand, in the Indian Ocean. Indications are they are scouting for bases in Mozambique, Madagascar and the Seychelles. Incidentally, the Chinese appear to be slowing the pace of development work in Gwadar, Pakistan. Naval analysts believe it will not affect China’s naval deployment in any way since they can use Karachi and Ormara. Last year, there were reports that China is developing the small fishing harbour of Jiwani into a major port.