China, Pak can play ‘friends’ but India has larger plans to expose them

In October 2020, reports said that China is helping Pakistan set up sites for surface-to-air missiles in PoK and the soldiers of both the sides have been carrying out joint patrols in the region.

New Delhi, Aug 05: A Chinese construction company has been renovating bunkers and building new ones in areas adjoining Muzzafarabad an Athmuqam. It has set up an office in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The area falls under the Kel sector of the Pakistan army’s 32 decision and these sites have been camouflaged. However this is not the first time that the Chinese are undertaking activity of this nature in the region.

Earlier Beijing had sent manpower and machines to Pakistani territory opposite Bikaner in Rajasthan. A forward airbase was upgraded and over 350 stone bunkers and border outposts were refurbished. China justifies these actions citing threats to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and also its nationals working on its projects.

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What would India’s role in Afghanistan be with the Chinese backing Taliban

New Delhi, Sep 14: India is watching closely, China’s role in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover. While India may have shut down its embassies and consulates in Afghanistan due to the evolving situation, it has however kept a communication channel open with the Taliban.

Afghanistan watchers tell OneIndia that, India will tread patiently on the issue. There is still plenty of confusion in Afghanistan and unless the entire process settles down, New Delhi will not decide on the next move.

However, the concern would be the Chinese involvement in Afghanistan. China is looking to fill in the geopolitical space which was recently vacated by the United States. China would also be looking to consolidate its influence in Asia.

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