Thursday, 16 August 2012

Chinese Influence In Nepal A Matter Of Concern: Seema Sashastra Bal Ig

KOLKATA: Avinash Chandra, inspector general, Seema Sashastra Bal (SSB), Siliguri Frontier, said on Wednesday that increasing Chinese influence in Nepal is a matter of grave concern. He also referred to the ISI's activities in Nepal and the sponsorship of terror activities. The IG was delivering a speech on the occasion of Independence Day at Ranidanga in Darjeeling. The SSB is in charge of patrolling the Indo-Nepal border.

""Difficult times are ahead as the Chinese influence in Nepal is increasing. Pakistan's ISI activities and sponsorship of terror activities too has increased. Hence, there is a need for each one of us to focus on our priority areas and not allow any scope for cross-border crimes to take shape. We need to be resolute in seizing FICN, drugs and narcotics, preventing human trafficking and the smuggling of arms and ammunition," Chandra said.

On Wednesday, Indian and Chinese troops participated in a Special Border Personnel Meet at Nathu-La (14,130 feet) in East Sikkim. The meet was organized to celebrate Independence Day at the historic silk route between the two ancient civilizations. The Indian and Chinese delegations were led by Brigadier Ravi Jhaldiyal and Senior Colonel Wang Ji Ping. A joint cultural program was organized to showcase the cultures of both countries.


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