By- Staff Reporter | Date- May 11, 2012
Burmese insurgent outfit Kachin Independent Army(KIA) is claimed to have been able to set up their base camp at North East India with the help of Indian Intelligence agency RAW and Indian Army. A top source from KIA has revealed this information to Times of Assam.
As per sources, the KIA has been able to set up their camp in Rucca near Bijoynagar area of Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh with secret assistance from the Government of India. Around 300 cadres of the KIA is understood to be in this camp and the food, ration etc. is claimed to be supplied by the Assam Rifles.
The KIA who has been in battle with the Burmese Army for decades is attempting to shift their second Brigade Headquarters to this location in North East India. The Indian Intelligence too is accused to be supplying 120 mm mortars and other ammunition to the KIA.
When the Chief of Indian Army has visited Myanmar last time, the Burmese Authority is understood to have raised this matter. However India had categorically denied such allegations and is being called as Double Standards within the Burmese Diplomatic circles.
Mentionable that it is not the first time where Indian Intelligence connection with the Burmese insurgent group KIA has been found or exposed. During the 1989-1992, RAW officials visited KIA’s camp at Kachin many a times, which was later disclosed by several surrendered ULFA leaders in early 1990s. In 1995, Indian Army launched Operation Golden Bird against homeland returning(from Myanmar) ULFA groups at the Indo-Myanmar border with the help of KIA’s information. In that Operation Golden Bird, ULFA lost several top leaders and cadres like Monpa Rongpi, Madhurya Gohain etc.
It is to be mentioned that this news is not published or revealed yet in any newspaper or media of India yet and needs further investigation from media and in the International space. The matter is serious one as if indeed India is extending support to Rebel groups of Myanmar; it just opens a can of worms as North Eastern groups would now find it easier and logical to get direct support from other countries such as China or Myanmar.