Indian army chief accuses Pakistan and China for migrant influx in Assam

Indian COAS blames the two countries of keeping the area disturbed

News Desk February 22, 2018
Angered by AIUDF stronghold in Assam, Rawat spews blame on Pakistan and China PHOTO: AFP

Indian Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat claimed on Thursday that Pakistan and China were orchestrating a migrant 'influx' from Bangladesh in the north-eastern region of India, The Times of India reported.

"The two countries are waging a proxy war in the region," General Rawat alleged while speaking at a conference bridging gaps and securing borders in Assam.

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“They [Pakistan] will always try and ensure that this area is taken over, playing the proxy dimension of warfare," the Indian army chief alleged. "The solution lies in identifying the problem and holistically looking at it."

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However, considering the exhausting land space and floods to be the secondary cause of migration, it remains unclear as to why the Indian army chief accused neighbouring Pakistan and China about the demographic and electoral evolution taking place in India.



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