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China won't give refuge to anti-India militants
January 01, 2004 19:54 IST
Last Updated: January 01, 2004 21:00 IST
China on Thursday assured India that it will not allow its territory to be used by anybody for activities against other countries.
Beijing's statement came in response to New Delhi drawing the attention of its embassy in Delhi to media reports about the United Liberation Front of Assam requesting the Chinese government for safe passage for its members seeking to escape the mopping up operations by the Royal Bhutan Army.
Meanwhile, revving up further the combing operations against anti-India insurgents, the Royal Bhutan Army has fanned out in the jungles of the Himalayan kingdom building up further pressure on the beleaguered militants to give up.
So far over 200 militants, who have either been captured or surrendered, have been handed over to the Indian authorities by the RBA. The RBA has also handed over 37 women and 27 children who are now being held in custody, official sources said in Guwahati on Thursday.
The Indian Army and police are jointly patrolling the Indo-Bhutan border areas to nab those sneaking into Assam.
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