China troops & whispers set up a test

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    If the media is hawkish and the military convincingly uncomfortable, what are the diplomatic effort that is being undermined?

    There seems to be nothing worthwhile in the diplomatic field to take note of.

    It is true that it serves India’s interest not to have an antagonistic relationship with China and that we need to have a co-operative relationship with a rising China.

    Indeed we should not needlessly needling China, but in backflips we do to accommodate Chinese lip is absolutely counter-productive to the Indian international image and its projection that India cannot be trifled with.
     
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    Troops among 4,000 Chinese in PoK, says army chief

    Troops among 4,000 Chinese in PoK, says army chief

    October 05, 2011

    China has quietly but surely gained a toehold in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir despite India signalling discomfort with the Communist neighbour's expanding presence there. Army chief General VK Singh on Wednesday said 3,000 to 4,000 Chinese, including troops, were involved in infrastructure projects in PoK — first time that an army chief put a number on a well-recognised fact.

    “There are certain construction teams working there. Around 3,000 to 4,000 people are present, including certain personnel for security,” Singh said on the sidelines of an army function.

    “There are some engineer troops like our own combat engineers. In some way, they are part of the People's Liberation Army.” India has repeatedly asked China to stop undertaking infrastructure projects in PoK but has met with little success.

    New Delhi is suspicious of Beijing taking up road and rail projects that link Pakistan and China through PoK, as it has military implications for India if hostilities break out.

    In April, Lt Gen KT Parnaik, who heads the operationally critical Udhampur-based Northern Command, warned that such connectivity would facilitate quicker deployment of Pakistani forces to complement China's military operations, outflanking India and jeopardising its security.

    Troops among 4,000 Chinese in PoK, says army chief - Hindustan Times
     
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    Chinese presence in PoK worrying: AK Antony

    Chinese presence in PoK worrying: AK Antony


    Oct 13 2011

    Concerned over the presence of Chinese military personnel in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, India on Wednesday said it had conveyed its objections to Beijing in this regard.

    “We are aware of their presence there. We have conveyed our concern to China in this regard. But, at the same time we are strengthening our capabilities in the eastern sector,” defence minister AK Antony said speaking on the sidelines of the Naval Commanders Conference in New Delhi.

    He was answering questions regarding the presence of some combat engineers among the 3,000 odd Chinese in PoK.

    On Chinese objection to Indian presence in South China sea near Vietnam, he said India’s interest lies only in uninterrupted passage of ships and trade in the area. “There is no question of Indian navy going there,” Antony said.

    Dubbing the recent incidents of “unnoticed” cargo vessels entering into Indian territory as “isolated”, Antony said though they directly did not pose a challenge, they highlighted the need to further strengthen our coastlines and maritime security.

    Regarding the much-delayed aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, he said it will be inducted in Navy by the end of next year.

    Antony spoke on other issues and challenges that face the Indian Navy as well. Describing piracy as a cause of major concern, he acknowledged the proactive efforts of the Indian Navy and noted that, “the international community as a whole needs to do a lot more collectively”.

    Chinese presence in PoK worrying: AK Antony - India - DNA
     

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