New Delhi: Pakistan has moved two divisions of troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, reported Economic Times on Wednesday.
The report 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.”
Pakistan has moved almost 20,000 additional soldiers to LoC to match Chinese deployments on the LAC in the east, reports say. The level of troops Pakistan has deployed is more than what it did after the Balakot air strikes. Pakistani radars are believed to be fully activated all along the region too.
The simultaneous build up on the Pakistan and China borders and efforts to act in Kashmir has brought the possibility of a two-front war.
The newspaper added, quoting sources saying 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.