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September 10, 2009

Just beyond the Line of Actual Control

NDTV (New Delhi Television Limited) claims to have exclusive information that Red China is "actively training and arming insurgent groups in Manipur and Nagaland."

Sources say at least 400 cadre of a Manipuri insurgent group, the People's Liberation Army (PLA), have been undergoing arms training in China's Yunnan province for the last year. Ronie, alias Robindro, a self-styled major of the Manipur PLA, brags "16 platoon went to China recently, some of them have come back."

Related: Difficulties for mainland China's special forces as they make their first appearance on parade.

Liang Pengju, a soldier who will be taking part in the parade, said he had received very little formation drill training before entering the village for the intensive practice. He said soldiers from the special forces are accustomed to being very flexible and to walking with their toes pointing outwards, to minimize the sound of their footsteps.

"A special forces soldier's body is usually in the shape of a bow," Liang said. "That's why, in formation drills, we always have problems with our heads, feet and upper bodies."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 10, 2009 07:03 AM