On Jan. 4, the Indian Intelligence Bureau sent out many warnings that Tibetan refugees, who have been seeking refuge in India, could possibly be spying on India. They have been given incentives to give information about parts of the northern area of India for the past two years.
Many young Tibetan refugees are taking money in exchange for helping Chinese officials. These ‘spies’ have already left for China and do not face any danger from the Indian government. However, China is still trying to recruit more refugees from India and gain more information about its geographic area.
This does not help the rising tensions between India and China. According to the source of the IB alert, these young Tibetan refugees “[are] very volatile and vulnerable. While they wish to have a good lifestyle, they do not have any job opportunities. This is what the Chinese took advantage of to plant their spies […] The Chinese reportedly not only promise them good money in exchange for information, but also a good job and education for their children in China. However, it is still not known as to how many refugees the Chinese have been able to mobilize.”
Because of the information China has received from its spies, it is now their “strategy to make a base in India to create a channel, through which it can constantly receive relevant strategic information.”
The local police from Sikkim and other neighboring parts of northern India have been alerted and are doing their best to keep this incident from repeating. All of this information has come from only one source and a Home ministry official has not confirmed nor denied the IB alerts, so it is not certain whether all of this is true.