New Delhi has reportedly asked Beijing to immediately cease its ongoing work in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
According to a report, Colonel SD Goswami, Northern Command defence spokesman, said, “The government has conveyed its concerns to China…and asked them to cease such activities.”
China has been working on the development of a 46-billion dollar economic corridor that would connect its Xinjiang region to Gwadar port in Pakistan’s south.
So important is this corridor to China that Beijing asked Islamabad to completely annex the Gilgit-Baluchistan region in PoK.
One such energy project is the Jhelum-Neelum 970 MW Hydel power project being constructed in PoK since 2007.
China’s intervention in PoK has increased significantly over the past few years with even the People’s Liberation Army troops found standing just across the LoC.
Recently in September 2015, Indian soldiers dismantled a watch tower constructed by the Chinese PLA across the LAC at Burste in Depsang Plains.