By | Rachel Brooks
Staff | Telegraph Local
Above, Al Jazeera broadcast captures Beijing government on Friday.
Two officials were conducting espionage from the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi, India. This was reported by NDTV at 7:22am on June 1. The two men Abeed Hussain and Tahir Khan worked in the visa section of the Pakistan High Commission. They were apprehended by the Delhi Special Police Force.
NDTV reported that the two suspects work for Pakistan’s Inter-Services or ISI. They used false identities to move about freely.
The story was likewise reported by The Economic Times (India). At the time of the reporting from The Economic Times the pair were told to leave India within 48 hours. The two were detained while meeting a contact. They attempted to obtain information regarding the Indian Army and Railway systems. Citing The Economic Times, the pair were held while they were meeting their contact in Delhi, but they worked at the Pakistan High Commission which is located in Chanakyapuri. The distance between the two locations is roughly 38 minutes by vehicle.
Tensions between India and Pakistan may begin to increase as China builds its economic relationship with Pakistan. The Express Tribune has reported that China has promoted Pakistan’s hybrid rice, for an example. As China and Pakistan make friends, China makes a swift enemy of India. The border war between China and India continues to increase its intensity.
In addition to the animosity between China and India in the natural world, the two nations also seathe on Twitter. Times of India called this social media discourse “counterproductive.” Meanwhile, as Twitter spats continue, Chinese and Indian troops remain locked in conflict in Ladakh. This was determined through a series of videos and pictures that show violent clashes between the Armed ITBP troops and the People’s Liberation Army. Both sides of the conflict do not appear to have fired on one another. Rather, they are accused of exchanging blows with stones, rods and sticks. This occurred in the general vicinity of the Pangong Tso (“tso” meaning “lake”). This is located in eastern Ladakh.
The distance between Ladakh and Delhi is about 1,011 kilometers. Citing the BBC, sources from India state that China has occupied a region of the Himalayas that was agreed to belong to India. The Indian army believes that this is a direct infraction of that agreement that has “completely changed the status quo.” BBC was citing an Indian military affairs expert named Ajai Shukla.
The BBC also infers that in the past direct dispute over border land has taken place between India, Pakistan and China. There are lands in the local area that were ceded by Pakistan to China. These lands are separated by the Siachen Glacier. The Siachen Glacier belongs in part to Kashmir. The Line of Actual Control is an area in Jammu/Kashmir territory that separates the Indian-controlled territory from the Chinese controlled territory. This is in the approximate 20km radius of Ladakh where the fighting occurs today. Today, the previously neutral area of the Galwan river drew hotspot conflict because this is the area of the LAC that is closest to where India recently built a new road along the Shyok River.
It is a possibility due to the nature of the dispute backing the conflict and Pakistani vested interest that Pakistan’s recent espionage is embroiled in the much bigger conflict between India and China. Telegraph Local is still searching for official confirmation of the source motive for this espionage act.
India and China border relations conflicts are a developing story.