Chinese troops training Pakistani soldiers along the Indian Border: BSF

Chinese troops training Pakistani soldiers along the Indian Border: BSF

NEW DELHI: Chinese troops are conducting weapons training exercises for Pakistan army at some posts in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) adjoining Rajouri in Jammu & Kashmir, a BSF report submitted to national security adviser Ajit Doval has said.

BSF = Border Security Force

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The Chinese army trainers, spotted in some Pakistani forward posts in the area of 3rd and 4th PoK brigades opposite the Rajouri sector, are imparting weapon handling training to their Pakistani counterparts. However, the report does not give details regarding the weapons.
Pakistan army units are also taking over charge of key posts along the international border from Pakistani Rangers to beef up manpower and are also deploying guns, mortars and sniping equipment there.

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Pakistan army artillery units are now deployed under 3 PoK brigade, Kotli, opposite the Rajouri sector, while 8 Sindh has been deployed near Kot Katera alongwith 856 Mujahideen, opposite Sundarbani sector. A mortar platoon has been deployed close to the border adjoining Sriganganagar sector, while a Pakistan infantry division with 18 heavy vehicles is carrying out a military exercise near Kandera opposite Jaisalmer sector.

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Escalated firing by Pakistan last month along the IB/LoC had met with a befitting response from the Indian border forces. The BSF report reveals that a Pakistani army subedar and 4 jawans of 651 Mujahideen and 645 Mujahideen were killed during the cross-firing on October 6.

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The BSF weekly report stated that the situation along the international border in J&K, manned by the BSF, was now tense but peaceful and there was restricted movement of Pakistani Rangers and civilians. Pakistani civilians, who were shifted from the border areas due to escalation in cross-border firing, have reportedly returned to their villages.

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