Pakistan using Chinese-gifted hexacopters to push arms into J&K
The nexus between China and Pakistan in arming terrorists in J&K is becoming more evident with every passing day
Indian intelligence agencies believe that China is helping Pakistani agencies to push arms into Jammu and Kashmir before the onset of winter. They have been tracking the development.
According to Sunday Guardian Live, hexacopters which are actively involved in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects are being used by ISI-backed groups to smuggle assault rifles, namely the T-97 NSR rifles which is manufactured by a Chinese company Norinco, into J&K. The report says that the hexacopters were either bought or gifted to Pakistan by China.
The Indian security forces, as per the report, discovered at least 15 such instances where Chinese made arms were recovered either from individuals or were found near the Line of Control (LoC).
Six such incidents have happened in the month of September. As per the report, two AK assault rifles, one pistol, three AK magazines and 90 rounds were air dropped by a Pakistani drone on September 22 in a village in Akhnoor region were seized by the J&K Police; five AK-47 rifles and two pistols were recovered on September 23 in the Ferozpur Mamdot sector. Moreover, two AK-56 rifles, two pistols and four grenades were recovered along the LoC in Rajouri Sector on September 18. These are also believed to have been dropped off by a Pakistani drone.
On the night of 23-24 September 2020, the security forces arrested two individuals while they were going from Jammu to South Kashmir, the report highlighted. One Chinese made Norinco T97 NSR rifle, four magazines with 190 rounds, one AK47 rifle with four magazines and 218 rounds and three grenades were found from them. It was revealed during the interrogation that the consignment was dropped from a drone at Samba.
A senior intelligence officer told The Sunday Guardian that the nexus between China and Pakistan in arming terrorists in J&K is becoming more evident with every passing day. He pointed out that the evidence of Chinese goods being used to spread terror in India are too many.