Chinese engineers spotted in PoK: Army officer
Chinese engineers and technical advisors have been spotted across Line of Control (L0C) in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), a senior army official has said.chandigarh Updated: Mar 23, 2012 19:22 IST
Chinese engineers and technical advisors have been spotted across Line of Control (L0C) in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), a senior army official has said.
"Chinese engineers have been spotted in areas across Line of Control (LoC) (in PoK)," general officer commanding (GOC) of 25 Infantry Division Maj Gen KH Singh told reporters at Rajouri 170 kms from here on Thursday.
"Till now reports reveal about the presence of engineers and technical advisors there. There are a large number of other Chinese people working in civil clothes - whether they are civilians or army men - we cannot say," he said.
Replying to another question about threat from China he said there is no danger and the danger is only when they change their strategy.
"Both China and India are rising powers and there is room for both - we are working in this direction and India believes in peace," he said. Pointing out that infiltration is on from across the border line, he said troops are alert to foil their designs.
"In 8 months 9 to 10 infiltration bids have been foiled and 30 to 40 militants have been pushed back," he said. Maj Gen Singh said reports said that women militants in PoK are being trained to carry out suicide attacks. He said there are 20 to 30 militants active in Rajouri-Poonch belt of J&K.