Ex-British soldiers are training Chinese soldiers, Truss government expressed concern, know the whole matter2 min read
London: Britain’s Liz Truss government said on Tuesday it was taking decisive steps to halt China’s efforts to recruit serving and former British military pilots to train People’s Liberation Army personnel in China. According to reports, 30 former British military pilots are believed to have gone to train members of the Chinese military and against such recruitment drives by giving confidential information to Royal Air Force (RAF) and other armed forces officials. Being alerted.
The recruitment process does not violate existing UK laws, but the new national security bill will provide additional measures to deal with such “security challenges”, according to the Defense Ministry. “We are taking decisive steps to stop China’s attempts to recruit serving and former British military pilots to train People’s Liberation Army personnel in China,” a ministry spokesman said.
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“All serving and former officers are already covered under the Official Secrets Act and we are reviewing confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure agreements in the defense sector, while the new National Security Bill is designed to address contemporary challenges, including existing ones,” he said. will provide additional measures for Armed Forces Minister James Heeppe told Sky News that the recruitment of British pilots to train Chinese pilots has been a concern for the Defense Ministry for many years.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 18, 2022, 18:10 IST