外文标题：China helped Pak during Kargil war: Brigadier
CHANDIGARH: Did China support Pakistan during the Kargil war? The answer is in the affirmative if the claims of Chandigarh-based Brigadier Surinder Singh -- who was the commander of the 121-Brigade in Kargil at the time of the war -- are to be believed.
In a startling revelation, Singh, who himself was on the front when the 1999 India-Pakistan conflict broke out in Kargil, also claimed that his inputs about Chinese support to Pakistan during the Kargil war were ignored and even K Subrahmanyam, head of the Kargil review committee, made an adverse comment against his statements in the report.
Surinder Singh was the commander of "Kargil Brigade," which looked after 160 km border when the Kargil intrusion took place. The revelations are significant as the brigadier has filed a petition before the military tribunal, Chandigarh, demanding an independent probe into Kargil war. The matter is still pending.
In an article released on Wednesday, the brigadier asserted, "Before and during Kargil war, the Chinese had inducted and manned heavy artillery guns in the K2 gun position in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), close to Kargil, and provided fire support to Pakistani Army during the war".
Surinder, who was the first officer removed from the services immediately after the war, has also asserted that China had supported Pakistan by moving their troops into Aksai Chin during the conflict. It is the same area where Chinese are intruding time and again now. "When this was discussed by me with the generals, it was not given due attention. When I propounded that the aims of the Chinese and the Pakistanis coincided in the Kargil/Ladakh area, it was glossed over. In fact, Subrahmanyam made an adverse comment against my thoughts in the Kargil review committee report," claimed the brigadier.
Even if they did, why does it come as a surprise, everybody is aware of the hostilities existing among these nations.
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When will the Inquiry will get over?
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What this gentleman has said is true, than it only shows the lack of sensitivity by those seniors who has made adverse remarks and ignored his inputs.
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China helped Lanka to commit Genocide.
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we must thin and action on every situation because china and pak both have bad thinikng for india
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susanta pradhan (bbsr)
You can not belive china. it is cheap and quality less like the china made goods available in indian market.
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Abhijit Guharoy (Bangalore)
Because paki used Chinese made guns and bombs, they got defeated in front of brave indian soldiers. Aur karo Chinese product use.
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Malyaban Bhattacharyya (New Delhi, India)
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J Kakoti (Golaghat)
even if it is true the Indian Govt would prefer to look the other way - because it is not a strong government and is itself corrupt till the very root !!
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What were you doing all this time Mr Singh ?????????? Have you just realized these are facts after such a long time ??????? or you were just scared ?????? Whatever , better ate then never !!!!!
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truthasitis (Gurgaon) replies to Shatish
it seems u have not read the full article....
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Akshay Kumar ()
It was a well known fact that the Chinese had helped Pakistan........ But our leaders have always been very afraid of accepting this fact openly...........
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R. Srinivasan (Chennai)
It is like saying that blood is thicker than water. What else do you expect? And if we have not figured this out for so long it is a pity. In every misadventure of Pakistan there has been a hand of the Chinese directly or indirectly.
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Tanmoy Das (Unknown)
china is enemy no 1 followed by pakistan.
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Otherwise, Pakistan would not muster courage to wage war against India. To avoid the escalation of tension. K Subrahmanyam might have ignored wantonly.---gem(India)
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raj s (Unknown)
I think this man deserves a hearing. If he was responsible for the security of a stretch of land on the border he would know better than some retired bureaucrat sitting in Delhi what was happening there. Does Subrahmanyam have a vested interest in covering up acts of aggression by China ?
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Diptendu Bhattacharya (Noida) replies to raj s
Raj you are right, he definitely deserves an impartial hearing. He is a professional trained soldier, unlike the politicians who have no capability in this area. The reason why Delhi plays down China's hand in anti India activities is very simple; if we acknowledge it, then we will have to do something about it. And the leadership is scared of taking on China.
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Shekhar Bindu Ray (Unknown)
I wonder is it really something new ! Chinese are always in policy to underhand help Pakistan to keep the bigger power like India under pressure. How much our Govt. try to make friendship with China, it is just eye wash. It is well known that at any crusial moment China will take side of Pakistan.
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What do you expect from China?? They are our enemy and they will do whatever they can to destabilize us.
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Sambhu Dutta (KOLKATA)
CHINESE CAN NOT BE TRUSTED. CHINA MAY HELP PAKISTAN ARMY TO ANY EXTENT FOR THEIR HOSTILE ACTION AGAINST INDIA.