China Admits Its Technicians Were Held in Pakistan Base Attack

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  1. JAYRAM

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    By IAN JOHNSON
    Published: May 24, 2011


    BEIJING — A day after denying that any of its citizens had been involved, China confirmed Tuesday that Chinese technicians were taken hostage during a militant attack on a Pakistani naval base.

    A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Jiang Yu, said “technical staff of a certain enterprise” had been on the naval base in Karachi and were taken hostage in the 16-hour siege, which began late Sunday and left at least 10 Pakistani security officers dead.

    Speaking at a regularly scheduled news briefing, Ms. Jiang said she had no report that any Chinese had been injured. She did not say how many had been taken hostage.

    The presence of Chinese technical staff members at the naval base, in Karachi, is another sign of China’s growing involvement in Pakistan. Last week, Pakistan’s defense minister, Ahmad Mukhtar, said that China would take over management of the port of Gwadar, a Pakistani city, and that he would welcome having China build a naval port there.

    Mr. Mukhtar made the statement after visiting Beijing with the Pakistani prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani. Pakistani officials said Beijing had agreed to speed up delivery of jointly developed fighters.

    China has been walking a careful line with Pakistan. It does not want to antagonize India, but it is eager to present itself to Pakistan as a more reliable and understanding ally than the United States, which in recent years has been stepping up criticism of Pakistan for harboring Islamist militants.

    On Tuesday, for example, the government-run Xinhua news agency issued an analysis of the attack on the Karachi base. The article largely blamed the United States for the attack, saying Pakistan was paying the price for the recent American raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

    Li Bibo contributed research.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/world/asia/25china.html?ref=asia
     
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  3. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    GOP has not come out clean with this, PNS mehran attack, it appears that they are hiding more then they are telling its own people.
     
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    Probably, TTP stole pakistan army and sissy isi top brass' underpants and ran away, that's why they are hiding reality, as pakistanis are known to live in denial, they cannot admit that even their under-wears are not safe!! :becky:
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    One Million USD Dollar question...

    What chinese engineers were doing in the place where American P3C orion is maintained and repaired?

    A) Reverse Engineering B) Stealing American Technology
    C) Understanding Capabilities of P3C D) All of the above
     
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    In my understanding they were helping our Pakistani friends in integrating some sort of mechanism that would help P-3C Orions to deliver Nukes.

    They were doing this for a deterrent against the upcoming INS Arihant and INS Aridaman, as its the nightmare for both China and Pakistan as two of the three ATV nuke subs will be on deterrent patrol from day 1, and one will be under maintenance.

    And the americans present there might not be unaware of the developments.
     
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    This should be given 100 million dollars........
     
  8. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Z-9 helicopter training and technical team. It was their main ASW base.
     
  9. Tianshan

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    Chinese officials and American officials, both present at naval base.

    Both countries still allies to Pakistan, no problem.
     
  10. nimo_cn

    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    Well, maybe American officials are teaching Chinese technicians about the capabilities of P3C.

    How many P3Cs is India having now?
     
  11. nitesh

    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    India does not have P3C
     
  12. nimo_cn

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    Does India have the plan to buy some? If it does, I strongly suggest India to be disenchanted with that thought after this inccident. And of course, I am joking.
     
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    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    Nope mate, India is not buying P3C, India is getting ahead with P8I instead, 8+4 on order, and more possibly
     

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