The Chinese and Pak armies are reconnoitering the areas along the disputed India-Pakistan border to set up additional military infrastructure.
“The construction work for the installation of surface-to-air missile defence system was being carried out by Pakistan Army and PLA at Pauli Pir near Lasadanna Dhok of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,” said an intelligence report
Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, had said on Monday that Pakistan and China have increased their bilateral exercises in the recent past.
According to sources, Around 120 Pakistan Army personnel and 25 to 40 civilians are working on the construction sites. The control room for the missile system is to be located at Bdel Bagh.
“Joint reconnaissance were noticed between Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Pakistani troops were seen in the forward locations like Deolian and Jura in PoK along with Pakistan’s 12 infantry brigade as well as Minimarg-based forces under Force Commander Northern Areas (FCNA) of the Pakistan Army,” says an intelligence report.
“Similar constructions have also been reported at Chinar Village and Chakothi village in Hattian Bala district of PoK,” reports say.
Further inputs suggest that, a road is being constructed by engineers from China from Jaglot to Gauri Kot and is likely to be extended till Gultari in PoK. Chinese Army is also helping Pakistan with military equipments.
Indian security forces have also made multiple recoveries of EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles manufactured by ‘NORINCO’ company of China which is a standard issue to PLA soldiers. These have also been gifted to Pakistan Frontier Force as part of CPEC cooperation.
“Ten PLA troops, including three officers, will be deployed at the control room,” the source said.