China sees Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh as enemy of Indian project in Myanmar, local Myanmar militant group helps Arakan army with deadly weapons Arakan army has greatly influenced Indian Kaladan project on force chinese weapons
Looking at Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh, China has become the enemy of the Indian project in Myanmar and supports the local militant group The Arakan Army. The Arakan Army has greatly influenced the work of the Kaladan Multi-Model Transport Project being built in Myanmar, India, based on Chinese weapons. The Arakan army obtains these weapons from China through illegal transfers and smuggling.
The Arakan army was given terrorist organization status by the government of Myanmar and the two sides clashed 600 times in a year. Most of the skirmishes took place with the $ 48 million Kaladan project. According to the Hindustan Times report, this has happened at least 4 times when members of the Arakan army attacked Burmese soldiers carrying goods for the Kaladan project or for its protection.
Myanmar’s Sittwe port to start next year
In 2019, when most of the Kaladan project was due to be completed in Rakhine and Chin states, the Rakhine army began operations in this area. This movement of the Arakan army caused many difficulties in carrying out the Kaladan project. India and Myanmar are currently working to start up the port of Sittwe from next year. With the start of this port, the port of Kolkata in India will connect to the port of Sittwe and the goods can be easily transported to landlocked states like Mizoram, Manipur, India.
On June 23, the Thai army captured a consignment of Chinese-made weapons near the Myanmar border. This includes AK-47 assault rifles, machine guns and anti-tank mines, grenades, and explosives. These guns were worth around a million dollars. These weapons were to be given to the Arakan army and the Arakan Rohingya army. Both are located in Rakhine State.
Hundreds of rifles and machine guns hit Arakan army in February
Hundreds of Chinese rifles and machine guns are also reported to have reached Arakan army via the Monakhali coast in February. This coastline is located on the border coast of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Myanmar’s access to extremist groups of deadly Chinese-made weapons poses a major threat to regional security and stability and has a disastrous impact on artistic endeavors.
An official, on condition of anonymity, said there was a suspicion that China was behind militant groups. In fact, India’s Kaladan project is a response to the Kyaukapu Port China-Myanmar Economic Corridor in Rakhine State. Another Indian official said that China wanted to obstruct the Indian project’s Kaladan route through the Rakhine army.