For the past few days, the Indian media has been claiming that Chinese troops have been deployed in Pakistan and that they are also using Pakistani bases to put pressure on India. However, Islamabad has rejected the Indians’ claim. Has China actually deployed troops in Pakistan?
The Pakistani military said in a statement on Thursday that no Chinese troops had entered Pakistan and that Chinese forces had not been allowed to use any bases. They also said that what India was claiming was completely false. No Chinese troops had been deployed in Pakistan.
The statement said such reports were baseless, adding that some Indian media outlets had claimed that Chinese troops had entered Pakistan and allowed them to use the air base in the northern city of Skardu. Some media outlets have acted irresponsibly by publishing such news.
The Pakistani military says no such incident has taken place and that reports of increased troop deployments along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir are completely false.
Earlier, similar news came out last year. India often comes up with these baseless allegations. It was said at the time that Pakistan had allowed China to build military bases on its territory. However, Islamabad has always denied the allegations.
Besides, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Leh in Ladakh amid the Sino-Indian conflict. He was accompanied by Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane. It was a surprise visit. Why did he make this visit?
Defense experts believe that the Prime Minister’s surprise visit today (Friday) is ‘very significant’. From Leh he went to the Line of Actual Control or LAC and to some of the border posts of the Indian forces. The Prime Minister also spoke to the troops deployed at the border in Nimu. He spoke to Army, Air Force and paramilitary ITBP jawans. Senior Army officials briefed the Prime Minister on the situation there.