Naxals getting arms from Sri Lanka?

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India's Central intelligence agencies have launched a major investigation into a “specific tip-off” that Naxals were now getting sophisticated weapons through the sea route from Sri Lanka, The Asian Age reported. 

Top intelligence sources claimed that they had received information some time back that Naxals were routing arms and ammunition through the sea route through an arms cartel which was suspected to be earlier providing weapons to the LTTE as well. It is suspected that the weapons are coming through Sri Lanka using the sea route, sources added.

Till now it has been confirmed that Naxals were primarily getting weapons, mostly of Chinese origin, either through the Nepal route or through some terror outfits operating in the Northeast, like the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) and even the ULFA, who would bring in weapons via Myanmar.

But intelligence officials are worried about this new “supply route” being used by the Maoists to procure sophisticated weapons, including the AK-series rifles, landmines, grenade launchers, communication equipment and even Night Vision Devices (NVDs).

“We have been getting specific inputs that some arms dealers who had been involved with the LTTE earlier are now sourcing weapons to the Naxals as well. This arms cartel has been operating via the sea route since the LTTE days and the same channel is now said to be used for the providing weapons to Naxals also. This indeed is a worrying trend since Naxals are slush with funds and if they get access to state-of-the-art weaponry then they can cause problems for out security forces,” a senior intelligence official informed this newspaper.

The Naxals have been on the offensive over the past few days launching at least three major attacks on the security forces.
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  • dilip Thursday, 16 April 2015 04:20 PM

    Peter you are very correct.Our people have completely forgotton the past.

    Peter Thursday, 16 April 2015 04:24 PM

    I am a Canadian. Come to Torronto and see what is happening there. It is a big mess.

    Dasun Thursday, 16 April 2015 10:00 AM

    What goes around comes around.

    Dutchy Thursday, 16 April 2015 10:09 AM

    If MR was in power, we would have not been afraid if such terror-related news. But with the new leadership under Mi3, we are afraid that any terror groups can enter SL territory very easily as there I no concern for nations security under the new leadership.

    Wellwisher Thursday, 16 April 2015 10:26 AM

    How can you say? Avant Guard ran by Gota is suspected on providing arms and ammunition to Boko Haram Muslim Terrorists.

    to dutchy by shek Thursday, 16 April 2015 10:36 AM

    your MR didnt go to the combat and fight. he was interested un filling his pockets. seems like there is a link between avante garde n this matter. via DM Android App

    Mohiodeen Thursday, 16 April 2015 04:54 PM

    Who ever the President,Why do you under estimate our armed forces.

    Shukri Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:03 PM

    My dear peter and my all other brother who r singing MR song be honest your self before comment on MR the war won by OUR Beloved Army personal and we lost lot of life of our ARMY

    lankan Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:05 AM

    dutchy. ur stupid understanding. plz keep away. via DM Android App

    hicky Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:37 AM

    Dutchy why are you worrying Naxals are a threat to Indian security. your concern is baseless. actually you have MS phobia. via DM Android App

    Peter Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:45 PM

    Some are trying to find faults with MR. Ofcause he might have some issues. But, can you remember situation 30 years ago. Thanks to MR LTTE menace is gone. Please give some respect. Please do not spread rumors. If court decide MR or his family members did all those Avant Gard and Lamoboghini things then curse on him and his family. I believe MR is capable to stop Naxals arm deals.

    Shukri Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:56 PM

    If MR still there he will make this country as modern hell you will die hunger befor shot by gun please think before comment on it

    Pasel Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:58 PM

    They can Ask KP who supplied, and who is supplying nowMay be war on terror hero is supplying from the floating arms cache

    Peter Thursday, 16 April 2015 01:08 PM

    I thought before I comment. I escaped LTTE bombed attack to sacerd temple in Kandy town when I visit your country first time. After he defeted LTTE I visited again. I could see how people were enjoying the freedom. Shukri, be honest.

    Siribiris Thursday, 16 April 2015 01:33 PM

    From there, perhaps they may try to ship to Canada as these Canadians are very kind people but anti SriLanka. Any garbage comming from our shore, they like to keep and protect like treasures as they think that one day they could made use of those garbage to sabotage our Country.

    Kumara Thursday, 16 April 2015 01:39 PM

    This is the new stratagem India is adopting to intimidate Sri Lanka and to have stronger Indian Intelligence and Military presence. This is gobbles theory but nothing else! Get a life India!

    ish Friday, 17 April 2015 08:55 AM

    yeah and army was fighting during CBK period as well

    dilip Thursday, 16 April 2015 01:50 PM

    India has a different agenda regarding Sri Lanka. They are doing every thing to confuse the present president,and get all their agreements signed. They are under the impression ,that Sri Lanka is a part of India.The way Mody spoke when he was in Sri Lanka proves their intentions.

    Senator Friday, 17 April 2015 09:48 AM

    And you guys want to trust India.

    naz Thursday, 16 April 2015 02:46 PM

    Idiots should keep away from social media.....And Dutchy you are a big fat one......

    cyril n Thursday, 16 April 2015 03:02 PM

    Very suspicious who supplied these arms. Avant Garde???


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