close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Maoists getting arms from China: Home Secretary

The government for the first time on Sunday said that the Maoists are getting arms from China, which is a "big supplier" of small weapons.



New Delhi: The government for the first time
on Sunday said that the Maoists are getting arms from China, which
is a "big supplier" of small weapons.

"Chinese are big smugglers... suppliers of small arms. I
am sure that the Maoists also get them," Home Secretary G K
Pillai said when asked if the Naxals were having links with
China.

The Home Secretary said the government has no information
that the Maoists have any links with China except getting
arms. "I do not think so, except getting arms," he told
reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

Pillai, however, did not elaborate whether the Maoists
were getting arms from Chinese arms smugglers or official
agencies.

Home Minister P Chidambaram had said
last month that the Maoists are acquiring weapons through
Bangladesh, Myanmar and possibly Nepal.

"We know now that the weapons are coming through
Bangladesh and Myanmar and possibly Nepal. The border is very
porous. The Indo-Nepal border is a very porous border." he had
said.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video

DNA EXCLUSIVES

BHU row: When did protest against molestation become anti-national?

In the shoes of the Governor

DNA Edit | Power points: Swaraj’s speech breached through Pakistan’s bulwark

The terrible track record of land governance in India

Safeguarding India's heritage: DNA takes a look at Ministry of Culture