India expresses concern over training to Indian Naxalites in Nepal

November 7th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Nov.7 (ANI): India has expressed concern over Nepal’s former Maoist guerrillas providing arms and training to Indian Naxalites, prompting Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala to assure an investigation into the issue.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood had handed over separate letters to Nepal Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary expressing India’s concern over the issue.

According to Indian Embassy sources,Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Koirala confirmed the receipt of a letter from the India which expressed concern over the Maoists involvement in imparting training to the Naxalites.

According to a report in The Kathmandu Post, some 200 Naxalites from India have taken part in training being provided by Nepalese Maoists in different districts of Terai, including Nawalparasi, Dang, Udaypur and Makwanpur.

Foreign Ministry sources also admitted that high-level Maoists from Nepal may be involved in imparting training to the Indian Maoists. (ANI)

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