China says military ties “backbone” to relations with Pakistan

FILE PHOTO - Pakistan and China's national flags fly in the foreground as soldiers from both countries stand together for a group shot after holding joint military exercises in Jhelum, located in Pakistan's Punjab province November 24, 2011. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

BEIJING (Reuters) – Military ties between China and Pakistan are the “backbone” of relations between the two countries, a senior Chinese general told Pakistan’s visiting army chief, days after a Pakistani minister stirred unease about Chinese Silk Road projects. General Qamar Javed Bajwa is the most senior Pakistani figure to visit ally China since the […]

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