Illegal arms and ammunition from China entering Assam and other states of the Northeastern region through several corridors is posing threats to regional security and stability, intelligence agencies have revealed.
A total of 423 illegal weapons coming from China, including AK-47s, M-16s and Chinese pistols, have been so far recovered in Northeast this year.
According to reports, intelligence agencies have also said that China is supplying arms and ammunition to insurgent groups on the Myanmar border as they pay good prices.
“Prominent insurgent groups, especially those from Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram, maintain regular contact with Chinese intelligence agencies and have benefited from Chinese largesse and weapons,” the agencies alerted the government.
The agencies have pointed out that training of insurgent groups in the Northeast, provisioning of arms and ammunition and harbouring exiled militants and leaders have been recurrent facets of China’s ‘diplo-terrorism’ against India.