Chinese government had reportedly gifted hexacopters and T-97 NSR rifles to Pakistan in order to secure the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.
The Sunday Guardian Live reports that the groups backed by ISI are using these hexacopter drones to smuggle assault rifles made by Norinco (China’s state-owned defence corporation) into Jammu and Kashmir. The report claims that China is also helping ISI smuggle arms in India.
“The nexus between China and Pakistan in arming the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir is becoming more evident with every passing day. The evidence we have of Chinese ‘goods’ being used to spread terror in India are too many,” a senior Indian intelligence officer is quoted as saying in the report.
ISI is said to have devised an act of sending terrorists and their weapons separately across the LOC, over Indian Armed Forces' reported practice of not shooting unarmed intruders.
Terror activities have drastically reduced in Jammu and Kashmir in the last one year after the special status of the region was repealed. It is believed that China is aiding Pakistan to create an influx of arms and ammunition in J&K to help terrorists come winter.
There have been 15 instances since January when the Indian security forces have recovered made-in-China weapons. Six such seizures have happened in September even as India and China are locked in a confrontation along the LAC.
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