China on Tuesday dismissed a report that Pakistan gave it access to an advanced US ‘stealth’ helicopter that crashed during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May.
During the May 2 raid, one of two Blackhawk helicopters, believed to use advanced stealth technology, crashed, forcing US commandos to abandon it. The Financial Times reported on Sunday that Pakistani authorities gave China access to the wreckage, despite CIA requests to Islamabad to keep the wreckage under wraps.
China’s ministry of defence denied this in a one-sentence statement, Beijing’s first public response to the report.
“This report is totally unfounded and extremely absurd,” said the statement on the ministry’s website.
Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate also earlier denied the report.
The Financial Times said Pakistan allowed Chinese intelligence officials to take pictures of the crashed helicopter and take samples of its special skin that helped the American raid evade Pakistani radar.
One US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, earlier told Reuters there was reason to believe Pakistan had allowed the Chinese to inspect the aircraft. But the official could not confirm with certainty that this had happened.
The surviving tail section of the downed helicopter was returned to the United States after a trip by US Senator John Kerry in May, a spokesman for the US embassy told Reuters.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2011.
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How rediculous? Who says we gave them the access? We gave them the whole part for keeps damn it.
Reply to Imran : Meekal Ahmed is just being candid and honest. The mode of denial has become a major past time of the nation. To see the writings on the wall clearly, one must remove the colored glasses of denial.
@Ravinder Chatwal: If that's the case then we are in a good company. Take a Poll around the world Who world like more China or India.or China or USA ? You will be surprised by the answer from the member nations. LOL..
@ikmundapunjabi: Hahaha,,,, And they took Divid Headley from you and did not even let you talk to him while he is in their custody.Could you do anything? And also look at your size as a nation and your own bebasi.LOL Look Point is They also got defeated by the hands of Afghans and could they do anything?
@hx: yes but they still did take osama bin laden from your backyard and you cudnt do a think about it.
@Kamran Khan: You are known by the 'company you keep'.
"Who?" "Me!?" "Noooo..."
Vienna,17-08-2011 I do believe there are reasons for Pakistanis to believe U.S.,Israel and India together are destabilizing Pakistan with the full co-operation of Pakistani law enforcement agencies. Sialkot lynching of two teenage cricketer boys included.I have no access to Pakistani official sources nor I can personally investigate since I need Visa to visit Sialkot! Express Tribune or Reuters are free to publish my reasonable suspicion and add that is absurd! Taravadu Taranga Trust for Media Monitoring TTTMM India --- Kulamarva Balakrishna
When there is corruption in country and government derail the system of justice.When we depend foreighn aid rather then our own resources then the aid giver say any thing abuse us beat us or do any thing he want we can do nothing because we depend on foreign aid and we required foreign aid not for country but for opening banquet hall in sind chief minister office to spend in president house for think how to give more tension to pakistanis for baber awan to give money to lawyer for derail system of justice its all depend on dollars which we received from USA and USA Treat us as a beggar and we become beggar due to goverment corruption. Lets change the government and give chance to other political parties and do some practical things for this purpose
"if you cannot change the rule become powerfull and change the rule"
Pathetic nation, crushed between powers. Might be a good lesson for other failed states.
@Amjad: That was truly funny but a dollop of truth might have helped.
They would say that, wouldn't they? Chinese are the masters of industrial espionage. Don't think they have EVER built anything without stealing technology.
Pakistan at its very best! what crashes in pakistan stays in pakistan, and is our property:) either we sell it, giv it on loan, giv access to neone , its ours now ! so back off USA!
what's the big deal if suppose Pakistan have given access to the chopper.the point is according to international laws the u.s. attacked Pakistan and under the rule of war this is valid.
They probably did give China access to the chopper. Why shouldn't they?
Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahamtullah.This has been USA's favorite hobby to find the reasons for quarrel and creation of bone of contention with the other countries no matter how much $$$$$$$$ are wasted and how many precious things are destroyed.
I don't know who is right . But china says so honestly that I think it is the only case of IPR violation by china.Have some moral!!!!!
@Meekal Ahmed: Boy its not that, you have to change the way you think. You being very naive.
@Iftikhar-ur-Rehman: Yes, except that when the Americans lie, they do so on the side of the right. When the Pakistanis lie, it is a pathological condition, acquired from the company they keep. No prize for guessing correctly, 'the company'.
@Amjad: Biraadar! The New York Times, is the publication that made the Express Tribune possible! I guess, we won't be hearing more from you anymore? LOL!
Indian government's trolls are honest workers. They comment against Pakistan as soon as the news is published on the internet.
We are pathetic people. We should leave Pakistan and China alone.
Seems like a news propagated by ISI, to make US give back the aid.
@hx: America had REASONS TO BELIEVE when Collin Powell was lying to the world informing the World about Iraq's WMD's !!! Americans lie through their teeth.
I always suspected that the report was cooked up in the CIA's kitchen after the cooks had a bit too much refreshment. This Chinese statement confirms it. Funny how whatever BS the CIA spouts is taken as the gospel truth. Next, they'll claim to be completely misunderstood paragons of virtue.
Even if the chinese communists got a look at the chopper, doubt they can really copy this, they cant even build a decent air craft engine. Their Russian copy get 3 hours for overhaul compared to Russian 45 hours. Good luck china
Time to release credible suspicion that CIA is behind terror violance in Pakistan. And and elements within the CIA support the taleban amd haqqani group.
The Chinese are a lot more honest than the Indians who are the ones behind the periodic"revelations" which appear magically in Western papers. Let's see what the NY Times drags up next month in another feeble attempt to demonize Pakistan. It won;t stick so give it a rest!
Yes, please, let us not embarrass the Chinese. After all, they have a unique civilisation. It is only they who have a face to save. Everybody else, doesn't even have a face. Talk about a 'barefaced' lie (going by the pics in this article). LOL!
Thats what you get when you come into Pakistan in the dark. Don't backstab Pakistan and you won't have to worry about secrets being leaked.
US government knows such matters through the courtesy of CIA which even God does not know who is the Creator of this world.
I dont believe communists.. or a country where there is no freedom of information. Whats the point some official with party propaganda blabbers?
Obviously the Chinese will say that. They don't want to embarrass us.
"extremely absurd"..ofcourse..its not like they have copied anything ever