Karachi: Pakistan’s top military officer on Saturday accused India of targeting the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) through “subversive activities”.
The CPEC is a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking southern Pakistan’s Gwadar Port to China’s restive Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. As it passes through the Pakistan-administrated Kashmir (PaK), India has raised objections to the project.
Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, alleged that India’s Research and Analysis Wing was targeting the CPEC thorough “subversive activities”.
The highest-ranking military officer in the Pakistan defence forces made the remarks while addressing a passing out parade of the Navy Cadets here.
Zubair, the only four-star general besides army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, said Pakistan was aware of “enemy designs” and was taking effective counter measures for national security.
Pakistan regularly accuses India of carrying out sabotage activities. India has repeatedly dismissed all such allegations and asserted that cross border terrorism being perpetrated by Pakistan-based groups must stop.