Chinese Army spotted along LoC in Pak-occupied Kashmir

Army has officially maintained complete silence on the issue but have been constantly updating various intelligence agencies about the presence of PLA troops along the Line of Control.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: March 13, 2016 6:33 pm
A file photo of the Line of Control between Pakistan and India. (Source: Reuters photo) A file photo of the Line of Control between Pakistan and India. (Source: Reuters photo)

After frequent incursions in Ladakh area, Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops have been spotted at forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) on the Pakistani side of Kashmir, ringing alarm bells in the security grid.

The Army has spotted presence of senior PLA officials at the forward posts opposite Nowgam sector in North Kashmir after which some intercepts of Pakistani army officers suggested that the Chinese troops have come to create some infrastructure along the LoC, sources in the know of developments said on Sunday.

Army has officially maintained complete silence on the issue but have been constantly updating various intelligence agencies about the presence of PLA troops along the Line of Control, the sources said.

The PLA troops were first spotted in the later part of the last year and ever since their presence was witnessed opposite Tangdhar sector as well. In this area, Chinese government-owned China Gezhouba Group Company Limited has been building a Jhelum-Neelum 970 MW Hydel power project.

The hydel project is being built in response to India’s Kishanganga power project being built in Bandipore of North Kashmir. The Indian project is designed to divert water from the Kishanganga River to a power plant in the Jhelum River basin and will have an installed capacity of 330 MW.

Construction on the project began in 2007 and is expected to be complete this year.

The intercepts also suggested that Chinese PLA would be digging some tunnels in Leepa Valley, located in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), to build an all-weather road which will serve as an alternate route to reach Karakoram Highway.

The visit by PLA officials is seen by experts as part of Beijing’s 46 billion dollar China-Pakistan-Economic Corridor (CPEC) under which Gwadar port in Karachi is linked to Chinese Xinjiang province through Karakoram highway, an area under illegal occupation of China.

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    Aap
    Mar 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm
    Not a surprise. Our army was busy with cultural programme.
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    Ching.Chong.Lee
    Mar 13, 2016 at 10:02 am
    Hasn't Modi visited China yet?
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    Anil
    Mar 13, 2016 at 8:07 am
    Problem of Congress. They didn't buy enough arms and ammunitions to counter china. BTW what a greedy this bloody country is encroaching India,Tibet,taiwan .....The china economy is falling and still ..Typical s
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    D
    Mar 13, 2016 at 10:01 am
    We need our 56" seena .Now!
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    babu
    Mar 13, 2016 at 8:47 am
    Problem not we got brave fighter like rani sena she v sena and bajrangee dal and abp chaiee waalaa
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    Jeslin Patricya
    Mar 13, 2016 at 9:45 am
    :-(
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    L bhadrapati Devi
    Mar 13, 2016 at 3:27 pm
    It is the fault of Congress. During Indo-stan war, India retreated backward and left large chunk of land to stan. Even during kargil war, Indian Army failed to recapture our land of J and K from stan. Present Indian are same as the past India during Mughal Babur. Babur in his Babur Nama described the Indian Rajput knew how to die but don't know how to fight. With only 15000 Mughal armies could defeat lakhs of Rajput armies. Indian Army need commitment not for drawing ry only. stan uses the captured land at their own will. We need to prepare for the worst if our territory is under threat.
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    Ind
    Mar 13, 2016 at 10:21 am
    India and USA must raise Indo-American Border Force like ITBF to protect Kashmir and Alaska.
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