The first military base abroad was founded in Beijing last year in Djibouti. The port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka, controlled by China Merchants Port Holdings, and a deep-sea port in Pakistan's Gwadar region are believed to be potential bases for China's naval operations.
[the BRI] The security dimension of [the BRI] is, at best, only confirmation, "said James Chin, director of the Asia Institute at the University of Tasmania, adding that it is impossible for a country to separate military and economic power 
Cynthia Watson, Dean of the Faculty and Academic Programs at the National War College, reiterated this feeling and said it was her opinion that "BRI is a means to change China's relationship with this vast section of the peoples . "
" It is unlikely that military [components] will be completely ruled out in the long run, regardless of political statements in the past, "she said