Thousands of Chinese troops 90 kms away from India border in Sindh, to protect CPEC

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The Hush Post| 10:22 am |one-minute-read|

China has deployed thousands of its troops in Pakistan’s Sindh province. As per the report of Indian intelligence agencies, China has deployed its troops to protect the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) just 90 kms away from India-Pakistan.

As per the report, China has deployed the troops of People Liberation Army (PLA) for the security of coal mines in Sindh’s Thar region. Located in Tharparkar district of Pakistan, Thar region is only 90 kilometres away from Indo-Pak border. Several Chinese projects are going on in Sindh and most of these projects are facing stiff resistance from local people.

It seems that China has decided to deploy its troops for securing the CPEC fearing such protests.

“’The Border Security Forces (BSF) deployed at the Indo-Pak border have also noticed the movements of Chinese troops close to the border. It seems that due to the opposition of Chinese projects by locals in Sindh and Balochistan regions China has deployed its troops,” said an intelligence officer.

The CPEC project is around three thousand kilometre long and Pakistan has already deployed 17,000 of its troops for the security of CPEC. It is learnt that out of these 17,000 soldiers, 4,000 are from special forces of Pakistani Army. However, since Chinese do not have much faith in the Pakistani army they decided to send PLA troops too.

Earlier Pakistan’s army chief had visited China in July 2018 and met with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keungang and vice president Fen Changlong. During the meet, China had thanked the Pakistani Army for the security of CPEC and Pakistani Army Chief had also assured China of providing full security to CPEC.

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