RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army has refuted news circulating in Indian electronic and social media claiming additional deployment of troops along the Line of Control in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement that the alleged use of Skardu airbase by China is “false, irresponsible and far from truth.”
The military’s military wing said there was no such movement or induction of additional forces has taken place. The army has also vehemently denied the presence of Chinese troops in Pakistan.
…No such movement or induction of additional forces has taken place. We also vehemently deny presence of Chinese troops in Pakistan. (2/2)
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) July 2, 2020
Earlier, Indian media had claimed that a large number of Pakistan army troops have been positioned along the Gilgit-Baltistan border.
The Indian media, while citing unnamed sources, also revealed that Chinese army is holding talks with Al-Badr organisation to provoke violence in Jammu and Kashmir.
It claimed that Pakistan has moved around 20,000 additional troops in the northern areas to match the strength of Chinese troops.
It added this could open a new front for Indian which is engaged in a standoff with China to reduced border tensions in the Ladakh region.
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