India on Monday said that there had been reports of Chinese commercial and military activity in the Sindh province of Pakistan. “Chinese commercial activity has been reported close to India-Pakistan border at many places,” Defence Minister A K Antony told the Lok Sabha in a written reply on Monday. However, there is no intelligence input pertaining to Chinese activities at Gwadar port (in Pakistan’s Balochistan), as per the BSF reports, he said.
The BSF has been continuously monitoring and gathering intelligence inputs relating to all Chinese activities along India-Pakistan border and sharing the same with other concerned intelligence agencies, he said. In January, Udhampur-based Northern Army Commander Lt Gen K T Parnaik had said that “there is a large presence of Chinese troopers and workers in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)”.