BEIJING, June 10 � China today dismissed as �completely groundless� media reports accusing its army officials of having links with a militant group involved in an attack on Indian troops in Manipur that left 18 soldiers dead, reports PTI.
�Relevant report is completely groundless,� Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in response to an e-mail query from PTI.
�The Chinese government consistently upholds non-interference in other countries� internal affairs, and will not support any anti-government forces in any country,� he said.
Earlier, officials from state-run think-tanks refuted allegations of China�s army assisting militants in North-east India, saying such charges are �absurd�.
Any claim that PLA officers may be in touch with leaders of (NSCN-K) is �absurd�, state-run Global Times reported quoting officials of the government-run think-tank.