Maoists operating with China made arms: Home Secretary

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Bhubaneshwar, Nov 21 (ANI): Union Home Secretary G K Pillai, said the Maoists are using Chinese made arms and added that they did not enjoy any support from Beijing.

Interacting with the media here, Pillai clarified that a similar statement made by him recently, was quoted out of context in a section of media that Beijing was aiding the rebels.

"I state very clearly that it was Chinese arms that were coming in, not support from the government of China and that had been made absolutely clear, it is not only because from Myanmar, Bangladesh and so on...arms smuggling is one of the largest businesses in the world," Pillai said.

He also reviewed the security preparedness and progress in the anti Maoist operation in the state with senior police officials.

Pillai said the state governments were closely interacting with the Centre to tackle the Maoist menace.

"There is increase in cooperation among state governments, there is increase in sharing of intelligence among the state police forces and as was decided in the last chief ministers' conference, state governments are cooperating with each other to try and see how best operations on the border, both bilateral and trilateral junction, are being carried out," he said. (ANI)

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