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Friday, April 8, 2011

China deny presence of troops in Azad Kashmir

BEIJING, April 8 (INP): China has strongly denied presence of its troops in Azad Kashmir. A few days earlier Indian military commander in the region expressed apprehension above Chinese military presence in Azad Kashmir.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told the media that the reports about the presence of Chinese military are baseless and ludicrous.

Hong Lei brushed aside the statement of Indian army general, who recently expressed worry about the China-Pakistan build-up with Chinese troops being present in Pakistani side of Kashmir.

The issue is likely to come up during the meeting of leaders of the two countries on the sidelines of the BRICS summit to be attended by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa in the Chinese coastal city of Sanya in April 13-15.

The Indian government had formally raised the issue with China last year after reports in the US media suggested a large presence of Chinese forces in the Gilgit-Baltistan areas.

At that time Beijing reacted by saying that its personnel were present only for the purpose of providing relief to victims of massive floods that affected the areas.

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