GUWAHATI, Oct 26 - China always wants to keep the North-east region of India disturbed, but unfortunately, the Government of India always keeps the Chinese designs and incursions along the border under wraps instead of making the people aware of it. This was the observation by security analyst and former Director General of Assam Police GM Srivastava.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, Srivastava pointed out that for years, the Government of India had kept the international border areas underdeveloped fearing that the Chinese would use the Indian roads to come inside the country. Only now, the Government of India has realized the mistake and started working on building up infrastructure along the international border. He expressed the view that India�s capacity building along the international border should match that of the Chinese, while the Government should make the people aware of the Chinese designs instead of trying to keep it under wraps. He said that successful implementation of the Act East Policy would also be helpful in development of infrastructure in the region, which is also vital from the security point of view.
The former DGP said that by keeping the North-east disturbed, China ensured presence of large number of security personnel in the region, which, along with the imposition of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, created a sense of alienation among the people.
Srivastava pointed out that China is always looking for a portion of India�s land and the neighbouring country is yet to accept the McMahon Line. Moreover, China has never forgotten India�s action of giving shelter to the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan leaders and that is why efforts are always been made to keep the North-east disturbed.
China has always been extending direct or indirect help to the militant groups of the North-east and even today, more than 80 per cent of the weapons used by the ultra groups of the region are made in China. It is very unlikely that such weapons can come into the hands of the militants without the knowledge of the Chinese authorities, Srivastava said. He said that a number of leaders of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) received training in China and in the later stages also, the militants were given training in Myanmar. Chinese authorities facilitated militants to set up bases in Thailand. There are reports that Chinese agents visited the camps of the NSCN(K) and ULFA in Myanmar.