Insurgent Groups in N-E Getting Help from China?

Following a deadly bombing in Assam State, the Times of India reports on the trail of weapons used by insurgent groups in India, which they trace back to China:

Over the past couple of years, the Chinese have been keeping up the pressure on India in indirect ways — the traditionally active arms supply channel which supplies weapons and explosives to the north-eastern insurgent groups. The trade routes in the region are fluid, particularly where the Myanmar and China borders meet. In recent months, intelligence sources say the Chinese have managed to increase the flow of funds into these groups.

Diplomatically, India has raised the issue with the Chinese during almost every major conversation, but this has been strenuously denied by the Chinese government, which says that they do not interfere in India’s internal affairs. But one of the reasons why the Indian security agencies have raised suspicions is that there are no markings on the weapons which have been picked up by them from the north-east. But a more careful study shows the weapons to be Chinese made, sources said.

November 2, 2008 10:29 AM
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