India monitoring border developments for national security: Krishna

New Delhi, Apr 6 : Responding to media queries about reports of the presence of foreign troops in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Wednesday said the government is closely and regularly monitoring all developments along India's borders to ensure the safety and security of the people.

In a statement, Krishna said: "We have seen media reports on the subject. Government closely and regularly monitors all developments along our borders, which can have a bearing on our security."

"We continuously review and take all measures necessary to ensure the safety and security of our people, as well as, territorial integrity of the nation," he added

Earlier last week, a top Army commander in Jammu said China's presence in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is 'increasing steadily' and its troops are 'actually present' along the Line-of-Control.

"Chinese presence in Gilgit-Baltistan and the Northern Areas is increasing steadily... There are many people who are concerned about the fact that if there was to be hostility between us and Pakistan, what would be the complicity of Chinese. Not only they are in the neighbourhood but the fact that they are actually present and stationed along the LoC," said Northern Army commander Lt Gen KT Parnaik.

He said China's links with Pakistan through PoK 'lends strength' to the 'nexus' between the two countries, which is a cause of 'great security concern' for India.