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China asked not to support Pakistan's anti-India activities: Rijiju

PTI 16 Nov 2014, 20:57:13 PM IST
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Jammu: Amid reports of China training Pakistani army, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today said India has conveyed its “dismay” to China and asked it not to support Pakistan's activities directed against this country.

“The Ministry of External affairs has already expressed its dismay to the Chinese side, that it should not support Pakistan's anti India activities,” Rijiju told PTI.

A report submitted by the intelligence wing of the Border Security Force recently said that the Chinese troops have been seen training the Pakistani army personnel in “weapon handing techniques” opposite the Line of Control in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir where the paramilitary force is deployed.

The report has added that these military maneouvers were being conducted at the forward defense locations of Pakistan that are usually manned by Pakistan Rangers, that country's paramilitary force.

To another question, Rijiju said development of areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the China border is a priority of the Narendra Modi government.

“The people who live in Ladakh and in the areas along the Line of Actual Control are Indians and have every right for development. We are committed to develop top class road connectivity and other related infrastructure for them,” he said.

He said the union government has earmarked Rs 20,000 crore for the development of infrastructure for the areas along the LAC.

“In the next five years, these (border) areas will be developed... These areas remained neglected in the past but no longer now,” the minister said.