India linked to Myanmar Swedish arms
- Published: 14 Dec 2012 at 14.56
- Online news:
STOCKHOLM – Swedish anti-tank rifles that ended up in the hands of Myanmar soldiers in breach of European Union sanctions were originally exported to India, Sweden's trade minister said on Thursday.
The Swedish Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls (ISP) confirmed on Wednesday it had begun an investigation after it was given details of several high-performance M-3 Carl Gustav anti-tank rifles recovered by Kachin rebels from Myanmar government troops in ongoing clashes.
"The Swedish Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls has requested an expedited answer from India and my state secretary has been in touch with India's ambassador," Trade Minister Ewa Björling told the Swedish parliament on Thursday, in comments reported by The Local.
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