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New Delhi: In a bid to gain the precise location of Indian Army camps across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has purchased China’s Jilin-1 satellite data, comprising high definition video, optical and hyperspectral imagery, for 2020.
The news agency IANS quoted intelligence sources as saying that Pakistan has entered into a contract with China to procure Jilin-1 satellite data for 2020. Jilin is China’s commercial remote sensing satellite run by the Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd.
The Jilin constellation comprises a network of ten satellites in orbit with the capability of global coverage and it can revisit any location twice a day. “Resolution of panchromatic image provisioned by Jilin-1 is 0.72 m and the multi-spectral image is 2.88 m,” a source said.
The source further stated that Pakistan had in 2019 purchased data of the advanced land observation satellite phased array type L Band synthetic aperture radar and Jilin-1.
However, Islamabad has stated that the data has been procured for land and resources surveying, monitoring of natural disasters, agriculture research, urban construction and other activities.
Amid Chinese aggression at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Pakistan has intensified ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC), creating a two-front war-like situation for India.
BSF detects tunnel along IB in Jammu
On Saturday, the Border Security Force (BSF) had detected a tunnel just beneath the India-Pakistan international border fence in Jammu. These tunnels are believed to be made by Pakistan in an attempt to infiltrate the border of India.
The force launched a major search operation in the area to look for other such hidden structures that aid infiltration even as it is analysing the spotted structure, the officials had said.
Pakistan’s ceasefire violations
Earlier this month, at least six civilians were injured after Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Naugam and Tangdhar sectors of Jammu and Kashmir by resorting to unprovoked firing towards Indian positions.
The Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh had also stressed that there has been a 60 per cent rise in the incidents of ceasefire violations (CFVs) as against the previous year. “This shows desperate attempts by Pakistan to destabilise the peace and harmony in the Union Territory,” he had said.