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Chinese guns rejected by Pakistan being sold off as Diwali toys in India

21, Oct 2011 By Pagal Patrakar

New Delhi. Intelligence agencies have concluded that Chinese toy guns and bombs, which are being sold as Diwali firecrackers, are actually defective ammunitions that were rejected by the Pakistani army while buying war equipment from China with US aid money. Delhi police had earlier banned such toy guns, but now an inquiry has been ordered to find out how India ended up buying these substandard firearms disguised as firecrackers.

“It’s not a secret that Pakistan buys low cost arms and ammunitions from China with the help of US aid money that it gets to fight terrorism,” an IB source told Faking News, “We had earlier seized similar second-rate guns and explosives from captured Pakistani terrorists – one of the major reasons why 99 percent of terror strikes are stopped – but we now realize that these Diwali toys are made up of similar materials, though of even lower quality.”

Chinese toy guns
Chinese way of celebrating Diwali

After preliminary examination, intelligence agencies could verify that these Chinese Diwali toys were nothing but third-rate defective ammunitions that were most probably rejected by the Pakistani army in last season’s annual bumper sale of arms.

“I think Pakistan refused to buy them even with 50% off festive offer,” the IB source said, “But I wonder how they landed in India. Were they sold off to domestic insurgents groups, who are now trying to sell them off as Diwali firecrackers, or were they sold off as firecrackers to unsuspecting Indian businessmen?”

While the toy guns and bombs could be third-rate pistols and hand-grenades, intelligence agencies are trying to ascertain if other Chinese firecrackers like rockets, flower-pots, sparklers, etc. could also be a part of defective war equipment that were rejected by Pakistan.

“There was a suggestion that the Dragon-brand rocket-bombs could be rejected samples of Hatf or Shaheen missiles, but we thought that to be preposterous,” the IB source candidly admitted, “But we are trying to find out if they were being sold off to Pakistan as an equipment to counter American drone attacks.”

At least five shopkeepers from Delhi have been apprehended for further questioning to unravel the mystery, but experts believe that the incident has exposed India’s strategic as well as economic vulnerability.

“We are still a dumping ground,” Asatya Sen, a leading Economist argued, “Earlier US used to dump their expired and dated goods in India and now China is doing it with even better precision and penetration. Just that this time we are laughing off the threat instead of taking it on.”