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Northeast militants and their Chinese nexus in focus again

SILCHAR, Sept 1: The Northeast extremist groups having Myanmarlink is a known fact. There have been sketchy reports from time to time about their being backed by China. But the recent statement of the Minister of the State for Home, Mullapalli Ramchandran, in Lok Sabha in reply to a question of Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, MP, affirmed the nexus of the top leaders of some outfits with China and the concern of the Government on the issue. The minister said diplomaticchannels have been explored to raise it with China for not extending any support to the militants.
The role of the Chinese intelligence agencies is often under cloud as it is believed to liaise with the outfits. Reports from across the border of Myanmar indicate of major Manipur based groups operating from their bases and camps in thatcountry of having forged alliance not only with NSCN (K) but also with rebel groups active in the region which include Kachin Independent Army, Arakan, Karen,Shan and Chin which are fighting for liberating their zones from the Junta Government. The zone is known as guerilla hinterland. The strategic location of Kachin and Shan provinces with access to China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand facilitate easy movement of arms and ammunition. BSF listed Myanmar as 'corridor of terror'.
China, according to intelligence agencies, has emerged as a potential supplier of arms and ammunition. This brings into picture the well known 'Kachin Safari' of ULFA 'C-in-C' Paresh Barua in 2009 to contact a strong syndicate code named 'Black House' with base in Yunan which controls shipments of arms and ammunition in South Asia. Mention may be made of Jane's Intelligence Review which says China is the main supplier to Northeast militants in coordination with United Wa StateArmy with large force, an insurgent group of Myanmar.
It is to be recollected that Paresh Barua with PLA chairman Nengbom Bhorot went to Kumming in Yunan province where he had held two meetings with Lt. Gen. Guangkhai, chief of Chinese military agency known as the second department of Chinese People's Liberation Army. Home Minister P Chidambaram admitted the Chinese link while addressing annual conference of director generals and inspector generals ofpolice of the states in the national capital. (SentinelAssam)

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