Director-General of the Pakistan Army’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has dismissed media reports of additional deployment of its forces along the Line of Control in Gilgit-Baltistan as “irresponsible and far from truth.”
While taking to their official Twitter handle DGISPR wrote, “News circulating in Indian electronic and social media claiming additional deployment of Pakistan Army troops along #LOC in GB and alleged use of Skardu Airbase by #China is false, irresponsible and far from truth,”
Earlier it was reported, Pakistan had moved two divisions of troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The report had added that the Chinese officials are holding “talks with cadres of terrorist outfit Al Badr to incite violence in J&K, as per intelligence inputs, indicating clearer signs of a China-Pak collaboration on the border.”
Economic Times had reported that there have been a series of meetings between Chinese and Pakistani officials in recent weeks, followed by amassing of troops in Gilgit-Baltistan, the area that adjoins Ladakh on the north. The buildup comes at a time when thousands of Chinese soldiers have been aggressively deployed along LAC in eastern Ladakh, apart from intrusions at several points that has led to a tense standoff.
However, the DG ISPR rubbished such reports saying, “No such movement or induction of additional forces has taken place. We also vehemently deny presence of Chinese troops in Pakistan.”