India may face China’s music over sponsoring terror


  • High level official delegation from Beijing to visit India soon
  • Despite other matters, the delegation is understood to take up India’s financing of terror groups against China
  • India’s funding and training of terror groups like ETIM that creates unrest in China’s Xinjiang region likely to figure high during talks
  • Top Chinese Army General also to visit India this month to hold highly significant talks with Indian counterparts
  • General Fan Changlong also to visit Pakistan with strong appreciation of Operation Zarb-e-Azb

special-reportFrom Christina Palmer and Anjali Sharma

NEW DELHI: A high level Chinese delegation, headed by an official of even above the level of Minister is scheduled to visit New Delhi this month, reports in the Indian and international media say.

The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that during the upcoming visit, despite other issues, the Chinese side will seek certain explanations from the Indians about RAW’s funding and training of militants of ETIM at Kunnar, Nuristan, Kandahar and other parts of Afghanistan for not only carrying out terror acts in China’s Xinjiang but for also creating potential threats to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) via Balochistan area. The Chinese side will talk to Indians with solid evidences and will seek strong assurances from Indians about immediately and completely withdrawing it support and all forms and manifestations to ETIM militants in Afghanistan and elsewhere. However the Indian official quarters are not divulging anything about this visit and are keeping mum.

China has not discussed the issue of the India’s support to terrorists or separatists of ETIM etc at any formal level with New Delhi. However after the international media reports indicated that there were strong evidences of India financing and training of terror groups like TTP and ETIM on locations inside Afghanistan and with India officially indicating of countering CPEC, China is reported to have taken the issue very seriously, especially with regard to potential threats to CPEC by such India-backed miscreants and saboteurs.

The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that during this month, India would also receive a very high level Defense delegation from China. This delegation that is to be led  General Fan Changlong, one of the Vice Chairmen of the Central Military Commission which controls the Chinese Armed Forces and is headed by President Xi Jinping, will visit India in the middle of this month. Though Indian media portrays this visit as a result of Indian Premier Modi’s visit to China and term it as a move towards enhancing defense ties between India and Chins, yet the defense analysts believe that during the visit Chinese side would advise Indian counterparts to avoid engaging into any mischief along Indo-China borders. The visit by top Chinese General to India is being seen by defense observers with a great significance in the backdrop of the news in the international media about Indian army going hyperactive on its borders with China under the notions of National Security Doctrine of Indian NSA Ajit Kumar Doval. Under this doctrine, Indian Armed Forces are building new airstrips and runways and raising and deploying more mountain warfare Divisions along Sino-India border belt. The international defense observers say that if a former Indian Army General Chief Deepak Kumar had claimed of Indian Army being capable of winning a war with China and Pakistan within 48 hours and that too with simultaneous fronts than a former top Chinese General had warned Indians  against stirring up “new trouble” in a long-running border dispute. Major General Luo Yuan, the then Deputy Director General of the World Military Research Department at a People’s Liberation Army academy had told reporter in July 2013that the Indian side should not provoke new problems and increase military deployment at the border areas and stir up new trouble.

It is learnt that after concluding visit to India, General Fan’s delegation will visit Pakistan. During Pakistan visit the Chinese side is reported to be having agenda of highly praising Pakistan army’s  immense success in mega anti-terror operation Zarb-e-Azb  in which the networks of terror have been completely routed to secure peace. The Chinese side is likely to pay exclusive tributes to Pakistani security Forces for comprehensively eliminate whatsoever little presence of ETIM that there was in border areas of Pakistan-Afghanistan border. However there is official statement available about this visit by Pakistan while the Indian media confirms this visit, citing official sources.