‘Missile spy’ slur on Northeast rebels

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  1. sukhoi30mki

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    New Delhi, Jan. 30: Alleged Chinese spy Wang Qing was allowed to leave India despite evidence that Beijing had tasked Northeast insurgents to get information on India’s long-range missile installations, intelligence sources have told The Telegraph.

    They said that since early 2010, the government had known that China had extended its northeastern militant links far beyond traditional ally NSCN-IM and was training several of these outfits.

    In September, the government learnt that Manipur’s United National Liberation Front (UNLF) had been asked to gather intelligence about Indian long-range missiles that are directed towards China, the sources said.

    This apparently came out from an examination of the laptop of Ningombam Dilip alias Ibochou, an UNLF leader who was arrested in Guwahati on September 7.

    This was around the time that top leaders from the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), Ulfa, UNLF and at least two other Northeast outfits had attended a meeting in China’s Guangzhou, the sources said.

    Shortly before that, Wang had allegedly visited India and travelled illegally to Nagaland. She then repeated her visit this month and was caught in Dimapur, Nagaland, on January 18.

    India issued a demarche to Beijing last week after deporting Wang on January 21 and expressing “displeasure” to China the next day. That she was not arrested and was let off within three days reflects New Delhi’s reluctance to precipitate matters with Beijing.

    The sources cited several instances of China’s increased help to Indian militants:

    Ulfa chairman Paresh Barua apparently relocated to China’s Yunnan province in April 2009;

    A top Naga leader met a retired Chinese general named Lee at a hotel in Kunming, Yunnan, in the first week of May 2009;

    A UNLF leader, Lancha, met Chinese officials at Ruili in Yunnan;

    Beijing helped Ulfa establish a camp at Laiza in Myanmar’s Kachin in March last year, and later advised it to relocate 100 cadres from western to eastern Kachin.

    The NSCN (Khaplang), UNLF, Manipur’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and several other Manipuri and Naga militant groups have opened bases and training camps in the northern Myanmar jungles with Chinese support, the sources said.

    Filling a ‘gap’

    Beijing’s increased support for the rebels was apparently prompted by the change of government in Dhaka.

    “Beijing’s ties with the northeastern rebels have depended on China’s evaluation of the strength and grit of the people in power in Delhi, and the viability and reliability of the insurgent groups,” former Intelligence Bureau director Ajit Doval said.

    “Whenever assistance from Bangladesh to the Northeast insurgents became difficult, the Chinese stepped in to fill the gap.”

    Since the Sheikh Hasina government is becoming increasingly intolerant of Indian insurgents, their friendship with Beijing can only be expected to flourish, Doval said.

    UNLF chief Raj Kumar Meghen alias Sanayaima, detained by Dhaka in October and handed over to India in November, has revealed that his Myanmar-based aide, N. Birjit, was in regular touch with the Chinese embassy in Yangon, the sources said.

    They added that the arrest of NSCN-IM leader Anthony Shimray from Nepal had thrown light on how Chinese agencies had been providing arms and ammunition to Indian rebels.

    Wang, 39, had arrived in Delhi on January 1 posing as an employee of a Chinese timber company but, allegedly, later met Naga militant leader Muivah in the guise of a Hong Kong-based TV reporter. The NSCN-IM, which is in talks with the Centre, has denied any such meeting.

    Wang is said to have travelled without permission to Nagaland under an assumed name and visited the NSCN-IM headquarters in Hebron
     
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  3. Tshering22

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    See. This is what I am talking about. WE have Chinese spies openly running up and down our country and this government is freaking callous as to let her go. What is the meaning of this? NE is a special zone where foreigners need to take special permits to visit (even Indians need permit to visit). How the EFF was she allowed there? And if she works for a timber company, why the hell would she meet with Muivah terrorists?

    I think we need to up the ante in Tibet and start using Tibetans for our own leverage. They will not refuse since they have some personal scores themselves to settle.
     

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