The Indian Bull in China Shop
(Monday, 07 April, 2008)
China tastes RAW deal in Tibet
(Additional reporting by Christina Palmer
and Sally Stewart in New Delhi, Sandra Johnson in Washington DC, Alec
Smith in London and Meerza Arsalan in Nepal)
the Chinese government is trying to sort out all its disputes with India
through dialogue, the Indian Intelligence Agency, the Research and
Analysis Wing (RAW) has adopted a contrary stance on the directions of
Delhi and is going all out to destabilize and defame China through a
variety of plans and the recent wave of riots in Tibet was one of these
plans, reveal the findings of The Daily Mail’s investigations.The Daily
Mail’s investigations unearth that RAW has established a terrorist
training camp, 25 kilometers, north of the Indian border town of
Dharamshala, a place where Indian government is hosting a so-called
government in exile by Tibetan defiant monk, Dalai Lama for the past few
years. At this camp, RAW’s Special Operations Division, trains young
Tibetan males and females about carrying out subversive acts and use of
small and big arms and ammunitions and other relevant activities that
also include self immolation and even the suicide attacks, on the
pattern of Japanese Hara Kari while the mob attacks and violent rallying
is also taught.
These investigations indicate that RAW, under the cover of a so-called
NGO, named Raksha (The Defense) established a self defense training
facility at a small building at Dharamshala downtown, a few years back.
The facility offered short courses of self defence, with duration of six
to eight weeks. In the beginning, only local boys and girls were
admitted to this institution and were trained about self defence
tactics. However, with the passage of time, Dharamshala based Tibetan
youngsters were also offered admissions. In the meantime, the facility
was shifted from Dharamshala to some 25 kilometers in the north at a
deserted place in the woods. It is learnt that at the said facility, now
there are some 200 to 300 young Tibetans, getting “Self Defence”
training with no local student at all. It was further revealed that all
the Tibetan, getting the terrorist training at this RAW establishment,
are given 10 extra marks at government run Schools, Colleges and
Universities across India. Though, apparently this training facility is
being run by a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), yet common people
are not authorized to enter the camp premises and any aspiring
journalist has got to go through a lot of complicated process to carry
out a visit to the facility. The movement in the vicinity of the
facility was made restricted after a US satellite spotted the camp with
the presence of arms and ammunition dumps and other explosives and later
this news found some place in a leading US magazine, though, surely by
“mistake”, in 2007.
The Daily Mail’s investigations indicate that the activities at this
terrorists training camp of RAW got a new momentum and pace and RAW’s
Special Operations Division’s Chief, Chotta Rajan was given the command.
Rajan is actually commanding similar camps in Afghanistan since 2001 but
was given the additional duty of managing the Dharamshala camp as well.
After SOD took full command of this camp, the number of both the
trainers and trainees was increased considerably increased. Our findings
reveal that after being placed under command of RAW’s SOD, some female
shooting experts, belonging to a militant Hindu extremists’
organization, Durga Vahini, were also inducted amongst the training
staff at the camp. In December 2007, SOD Chief, Chotta Rajan organized a
“Special Training Course” on the snow covered hills of Dhauladhar
Ranges. At this sub-camp, young Tibetans were given special training for
operations in snow covered areas and they were also trained to face the
extreme climatic conditions during operations.
It is learnt further that the number registration of Tibetan youngsters
at this camp was dramatically increased after some top RAW officials
held several rounds of meeting with the President of Tibetan Youth
Congress Mr. Tsewang Rigzin at Kangra, Dharamkot, Dalhousi and Delhi at
different occasions during 2007. It is learnt further that the Tibetan
Youth Congress was founded and is being comprehensively sponsored by
RAW. The Daily Mail’s findings indicate that the basic aim of RAW behind
establishing this setup at Dharamshala was to initiate an insurgency
movement in Tibet ton engage Main focus of Chinese government to this
region and once done, then to initiate a comprehensive separatist
movement in China’s Xinjiang province through East Turkistan Islamic
Movement via Afghanistan and Pakistan (A special Investigative report
over this issue would be published in The Daily Mail very soon).
This though was a long term plan but just last year, Delhi ordered RAW
to come up with a short term plan to tarnish China’s image across the
globe to jeopardize Beijing’s hosting of Olympic Games of 2008. It is
understood that these directions of Delhi had comprehensive connivance
of certain anti-China forces of the West. Responding to this given task,
RAW straight away moved its SOD and assigned the duties the SOD Chief.
It is learnt that 10th of March 2008 was fixed as a target date to
initiate the master plan, code named Operation “Ashes on Snow”. The
training launched on war footings and according to reports, from August
2007 to February 2008, RAW’s SOD succeed in preparing at least 3000 to
5000 young Tibetan Chinese, inhabiting in Indian territories.
They were trained in different groups with different methodologies and
to operate in different fields. It is learnt that they were trained to
carry out large scale and small scale subversive activities, plain and
bus hijackings, kidnappings, firing with small arms weapons, bomb
making, bombing and also the suicide bombing while training of
outrageous violent protests and mob attacks and ransacking was part of
the Common Training Program for all groups. According to some reports,
the SOD officials carried out these training programs on the pattern of
the programs that RAW used for the training of Maoist Rebels in Nepal
and LTTE militants in Sri Lanka in the decade of 80s.
It is learnt that some 500 specially trained OPERATVES were sent to
Tibet in the third week of February 2008 while 2 senior SOD officials
also infiltrated to Tibet vicinity to monitor the functioning of the
These operatives were given different tasks, in accordance with their
training programs, however, the first and the basic task for all the
groups was to organize mob assaults, violent protest rallies and to
carry out small scale subversive action. They were also tasked to
generate more and more like-minded youngsters to and organize a mob
force on one platform.
Back in India, the arrangements were made to organize protest rallies at
Delhi and Dharamshala. At Delhi, in a bid to save image internationally,
the Indian authorities ordered police to baton –charge and disperse the
protesting Tibetans when they tried to attack the embassy of People’s
Republic of China in New Delhi.
However, on the other side, the Superintendent of Police of Kangra, the
District in which the town of Dharamshala is located, was ordered to
escort and accommodate the anti-China rallies by Tibetans in his area.
The daily Mail’s findings further reveal that Television crews of a
leading US and a famous British TV Channels, along with some very
selected correspondents of British, American, French, German and
Japanese News Agencies and newspapers were flown to Gaggal Airport of
district Kangra through special arrangements, just a one night before
the protest rallies were held at Dharamshala.
It is believed that this is just the beginning of RAW deal for China via
Tibet and the trained “operatives are bound to carry out more operations
in different parts of China in coming few months. RAW Operation Ashes on
Snow might be over, but one can easily figure out how many operations
are definitely going to be there in the pipeline.