India rules out entry of Maoist weapons

New Delhi, March 7:

The Indian government has ruled out the possibility of the Nepali Maoists’ weapons entering

India. “There is no possibility of Maoists’ weapons in Nepal entering Indian states affected by Naxalites,” India’s Home Minister of State Shree Prakash Jaiswal said in Rajya Sabha today.

Earlier, the Indian media had carried news items saying that Indian Maoists could use the weapons of Nepali Maoists. “Nepali Maoists’ arms have been sealed in containers and the United Nations is responsible for supervising them,” Jaiswal said.

“There is no evidence of any physical link between Nepali Maoists and Indian Maoists or Naxalites,” he said, adding, “India’s government is alert regarding this.” He said that the state police as well as SSB men have been deployed to guard the Nepal-Indian border.