Dharamsala, Sept 8: The security wing of Tibetan Government-in-Exile has cautioned the Indian security and intelligence agencies of anticipated attempts by China to infiltrate its band of army trained undercover agents in the town, a media report said Tuesday.
Security department in its communication to Crime Investigation Department of state police anticipated Chinese infiltration in Tibetan settlements clustered across India in the garb of monks, the report said.
"Necessary steps are being taken in wake of anticipation of Tibetan administration," Hindustan Times quoted Superintendent of Police, Dr Atul Fulzele, as saying.
Security of the exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama the centre of concern.
Effective steps have been taken to upgrade security of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Fulzele added.
Police has also reportedly asked Ministry of External Affairs to provide funds for installing chemical detector at Dalai Lama's residential complex.
Dalai Lama's has three tier security manned by Himachal Police. Internal security is looked after close protection group of Tibetans. More than 150 men are deployed for round the clock security of Dalai Lama's palace.
According to the report, Tibetan government's fear stems from the from the fact that two months ago, a Chinese woman was arrested in McLeod Ganj town for staying without valid documents.
The woman named Chai Sha Hung was deported to her hometown last month.
The Indian police suspected her of being a spy but the claims could not be established, the report said.
Citing sources in the Tibetan government, the report said Chinese intelligence agencies were keeping track about the activities of Tibetan government and Non Government Organization that are at fore front of campaign to secure freedom for Chinese occupied-Tibet.
"Chinese government has become more wary of the Tibetans after protest scattered across Tibet ahead of Beijing Olympics" a senior official of Tibetan security said.
Local police arrested a Chinese man named Liu Xia in 2008. Intelligence gathering confirmed Xia had served Peoples Liberation Army. Information gathered by Indian intelligence revealed that Liu had visited Dharamsala twice before protest spread in Tibet.
What came to the surprise of Intelligence agencies was Liu mobile phone details which confirmed that he was in touch with high ranking military official in Lhasa. Xia has reportedly revealed that he had come by road from Lhasa, and later reached Delhi after traveling through Nepal illegally.
In the wake of renewed qualms of Tibetan government, local police has stepped up vigil on Tibetan escapees, although their numbers have decreased drastically ever since China tightened security on its borders.
"We have sent an advisory to all the Tibetan welfare officer asking them to educate Tibetans about the possible infiltration of Chinese monks " said a Tibetan security official requesting anonymity.
Police have also reportedly advised the Tibetan leader to maintain a particular distance while meeting the new entrants at his palace. The Dalai Lama routinely meets the Tibetan exiles and well-wishers in his residence.