China Encouraging Violence in North-Eastern States
New Delhi: There are reports that various insurgent/militants groups operating in the North Eastern States procure arms and sophisticated weapons from Sino-Myanmar border towns and South-East Asia. No direct Chinese involvement has been reported. The activities of such underground militant/insurgent groups are kept under close vigil. In order to counter unlawful activities of these groups, the Central Government is, inter-alia, supplementing efforts of the State Governments through various measures such as deployment of additional Central security forces for carrying out intensive counter insurgency operations and providing security for vulnerable installations and projects, effective guarding of international borders by the border security forces, based on threat assessment; sharing of intelligence, financial assistance for strengthening of the local police forces and intelligence agencies under the Police Modernization scheme, through the scheme of Security Related Expenditure for strengthening various aspects of security; raising of additional Forces in the form of India Reserve Battalions, etc. This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Shri Parvez Hashmi in the Rajya Sabha today.
New Delhi: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that present …