Chinese 'Ultra Set' Cellphones Present a New Threat To Jammu & Kashmir Security

By Consultants Review Team Tuesday, 25 June 2024

Communication gadgets manufactured in China provide a new threat to law enforcement. The 'Ultra Set' phones have been detected in Jammu and Kashmir. These phones combine cell phone functionality with specialized radio equipment that does not rely on conventional mobile technologies like Global System for Mobile (GSM) or Code-Division Multiple Access (CDMA). Security authorities were alarmed when these devices were found during a recent guns and ammunition recovery operation in Jammu's Pir Panjal range, according to reports.

These devices were found in the possession of terror organizations in Jammu and Kashmir, although they were originally meant for the Pakistan Army. According to security officials, these groups are putting the devices in the hands of terrorists who enter the area.

Terrorist assaults in Jammu and Kashmir have increased recently. Security personnel have retrieved weapons, ammo, and communication equipment from several locations around the Union Territory during these operations.

Chinese communications equipment known as "Ultra Set," which is highly encrypted and is mostly utilized by the Pakistan Army, was discovered among the terrorists in recent recoveries. According to the Director General of Police in Jammu and Kashmir, there are currently between 70 and 80 foreign terrorists operating in the Union Territory, the most of whom have entered recently. This demonstrates unequivocally that these terror groups and the Pakistan Army are connected.

Security authorities in the Kashmir Valley frequently seize Chinese equipment from militants operating in the area. "Ultra Set" phones were reportedly found during a recent security force raid in North Kashmir, according to sources. Recoveries like to these occurred after previous assaults in Jammu.

These 'Ultra Set' phones, which are produced in China, are a hybrid of a cell phone and dedicated radio equipment that does not rely on GSM or CDMA, two common mobile technologies. "Ultra Set" phones use radio waves to send and receive messages. They are connected to a control station that is situated on the other side of the border. According to sources, these compressed communications are sent from the device to a master server located in Pakistan via Chinese satellites for subsequent transmission.

The fact that this technology was taken from terror groups further suggests that Pakistan is receiving assistance from China, which ultimately finds its way into the hands of these terrorist organizations. This is in light of the recent meeting between Pakistan and China on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Islamabad hosted the third edition of the Pakistan-China Political Parties Forum and the Joint Consultative Mechanism (JCM) of Political Parties on CPEC. China and Pakistan both reiterated the significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during the meeting and committed to working together to upgrade it and fortify the Pakistan-China All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership.

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