India Conveys Concern To China Over Its Activities In Pakistani Kashmir

4 December 2015

New Delhi: India has conveyed its concerns to China about its activities in Pakistani Kashmir, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said on Friday. In response to a question on presence of Chinese personnel in Gilgit-Baltistan region of PoK, the minister said: 'The government has seen such reports and has conveyed its concerns to China about their activities in PoK and asked them to cease such activities'. 'Further, the government keeps a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on India's security and takes all necessary measures to safeguard it,' he said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. In response to another question, the minister denied any air space violation by Pakistan along the Line oof Control in 2015. 'There has been no airspace violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in the year 2015. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is suitably equipped, trained and organised to detect and tackle any intrusion of Indian air space,' Singh said. He also denied any violation of India's maritime boundary. 'There has been no violation of Indian maritime territory by Pakistan in the Arabian Sea in the recent past,' the minister said in a separate reply. 'The government regularly reviews the threat perception from time to time and takes appropriate measures to safeguard the sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of the country. The joint efforts of various stakeholders like Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and various State Governments have contributed towards strengthening the Coastal Security apparatus,' he said.