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Government downplays reports of China training Pakistan Army troops

PTI 15 Nov 2014, 20:02:16 PM IST

Brisbane: Government today downplayed reports that Chinese troops were training Pakistan Army personnel right across the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin when asked to comment on reports in this regard, said the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is here as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's delegation and that he would be seized of the matter.

The Spokesperson also said there was no mention of the reported training by the Chinese troops when Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met informally during a BRICS meeting here today ahead of the G20 summit.

The Chinese troops, according to a report submitted by the BSF intelligence wing, have been seen training Pakistani armymen in “weapon handling” techniques bang opposite Rajouri sector of the international border.