Chinese technicians spotted at Pakistan military post, BSF alerted

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Chinese technicians spotted at Pakistan military post, BSF alerted

Sources suggest that the officials are involved in testing of surveillance equipment for the Pakistan military. 

Chinese technicians were spotted near the Pakistan border post in Jannat Gul, opposite Bikaner. According to intelligence input, 4-5 Chinese officials were seen at the Pakistan post in Jannat Gul.

Sources suggest that the officials are involved in testing of surveillance equipment for the Pakistan military.

Indian agencies have alerted the concerned authorities. The BSF has been alerted and is directed to collect more information about the same.

Previously as well, Chinese engineers/technicians/officials were spotted with Pakistan army at various Pakistan posts including Jannat Gul.

RISING TENSIONS

Tensions between India and its northern neighbour China have risen since General Bipin Rawat's comment last week. Army chief General Bipin Rawat said last week that India should shift its focus from its western border with Pakistan to its northern border with China.

Following the comment, China expressed anger on Monday stating that such comments may hurt peace and tranquility.

"....the unconstructive remarks by the Indian senior officials not only go against the consensus reached by the two heads of state, and do not conform to the efforts made by the two sides to improve and develop bilateral relations. It cannot help to preserve tranquillity and peace in the border areas," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement.

Rawat also pointed out that the Doklam standoff ended due to the onset of winters and Chinese troops might return.

(With inputs from Jitendra Singh)