Unexpectedly, Chinese national Chenxi Yin, who first travelled to India two years ago to study English at the Symbiosis Institute, has left the nation after being accepted to Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) for defence studies. This has raised many eyebrows.
Because of Yin’s age (55) and supposed ties to military personnel, her enrollment in defence studies sparked suspicions, leading to an investigation by the authorities. There are rumours that the growing mistrust about her past contributed to her September departure. Pune City Police verified that Yin departed India with authorization to leave. Her prior employment as a Chartered Accountant (CA) was disclosed during the investigation, which raised concerns about her abrupt switch to defence studies.
In Pune, a city with many military installations, where she lived for two years, she made friends with powerful people. Her presence at SPPU during sessions led by senior serving and veteran officers of the Indian armed forces is causing concern.
Will this really hurt Indian Military Establishment???
According to Punekar News, Prof. (Dr.) Vijay Khare, Head of SPPU’s Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, responded to these developments by saying, “SPPU adheres to UGC admissions guidelines. Therefore, it makes no difference if the student is Chinese or Pakistani. We don’t teach military-related technical subjects. The Chinese woman made her decision in writing and has since stopped taking the course.”
Who was Christine Fang?
In 2020, American media house Axios reported that a suspected Chinese intelligence agent called Christine Fang (Fang Fang) had formed close relationships with local and national politicians, including a U.S. congressman, in what U.S. officials believe to have been a political intelligence operation carried out by China’s main civilian spy agency between 2011 and 2015.
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