India Concerned Over Chinese Troops Presence In PoK

India Concerned Over Chinese Troops Presence In PoK

8 February 2012
IBN Live


Beijing: India's concern over the presence of Chinese troops in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) was raised by External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Wednesday in his talks with leaders. Krishna who met four Chinese leaders including Foreign Minister, Yang Jiechi said India's concerns in this regard were conveyed during the talks. 'On the issue of Chinese presence of POK, Pakistan is in illegal occupation of certain areas of Jammu and Kashmir,' Krishna told a media briefing after his talks with Chinese leaders while answering a question. 'This has been brought to the attention of the Chinese leadership repeatedly and there it stands,' he said. Earlier, Indian Army Chief Gen VK Singh had said in New Delhi that around 4,000 Chinese including the troops of the People's Liberation Army of China are in PoK. His statement had come against the backdrop of concerns in India about the presence and engagement of Chinese troops in PoK, which India considers as its own land.