Last month, it was reported that one of China’s most senior military officers will visit India and Pakistan in November. That meeting is set to happen in a week’s time. According to a Chinese ministry spokesman Yang Yujun, one of the vice chairmen of Central Military Commission who controls the Chinese armed forces, Fan Changlong, will be making said visit. The purpose of the visit is to boost friendly exchanges and help maintain peace and security in the region.
The Chinese delegation will be visiting India mid-November followed by a visit to Pakistan. The visits are not expected to be long however, reportedly it would seem that along with other prevailing issues, China will seek explanations regarding RAW’s involvement in militant funding across the border. More specifically, questions will involve funding and training of East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) at Nuristan, Kunnar, Kandahar and certain other regions of Afghanistan, the purpose of which was to not only carry out terrorist activities in Xinjiang, China, but also cause problems from China-Pak Economic Corridor (CEPC). Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) is India’s prime intelligence agency.
The delegation from China will talk based on hard evidence and expect India to withdraw her support completely and immediately from Afghanistan and elsewhere. That would also include India’s involvement in Pakistan’s Baluchistan. PM Nawaz has been meeting with leaders around the world and presenting facts proving India’s involvement although not to much avail. If China does indeed “interrogate” India on her involvement in insurgencies, the answers and consequential results may be interesting. With just a week or so before the high-level meeting, Indian media, so far, has been mum to the agenda.
China previously had not discussed with India, her involvement and support to terrorists and militants. However, after international reports indicated evidence of India financing militants including ETIM and TTP within Afghanistan and elsewhere, and with India officially expressing opposition towards CPEC, Chinese authorities are considering a serious probe of the matters.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.