ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan army on Thursday rejected as “wrong and irresponsible” media studies that it has moved all around 20,000 more troopers alongside the LoC in PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan to match the Chinese deployments on the LAC.
The military’s media wing in a statement on Twitter “vehemently” denied the existence of Chinese troops in Pakistan and refuted experiences that the Skardu Airbase in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) was getting utilized by China.
Information saying additional deployment of the Pakistan military troops together the LoC in GB and alleged use of Skardu Airbase by China is “phony, irresponsible and far from truth of the matter, inter-solutions general public relations director standard Significant Basic Babar Iftikhar stated.
No this kind of motion or induction of more forces has taken place. We also vehemently deny the existence of Chinese troops in Pakistan, he stated.
Amid the navy stand-off in between India and China in japanese Ladakh, media stories claimed that Pakistan has deployed “nearly 20,000 added troopers” along the LoC in PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan “to match Chinese deployments on the Line of True Command in the east.
The report mentioned that the level of troops Pakistan has deployed is more than what it did following the Balakot air strikes.
The ties involving India and Pakistan strained adhering to the Balakot strike when the Indian Air Power jets bombed a Jaish-e-Mohammed coaching camp in Pakistan on February 26 past yr to avenge the killing of 40 Central Reserve Law enforcement Force staff in the Pulwama terror assault on February 14. Pakistan retaliated on February 27 by trying to concentrate on Indian army installations. The ties even further nose-dived immediately after New Delhi abrogated Write-up 370 that granted distinctive standing to Jammu and Kashmir in August last. Pakistan downgraded diplomatic relations with India and expelled the Indian large commissioner.
Last thirty day period, India asked Pakistan to cut down the toughness of its superior commission in New Delhi by 50 per cent within the up coming seven times and introduced a reciprocal reduction in Indian energy in Islamabad.