Joint operations against NE militants in Myanmar likely: Army
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 04, 2010, 00:02
  
Dimapur: Security forces are planning joint operations with their Myanmarese counterparts against north-east militants hiding in the neighbouring country, a senior army officer said here on Wednesday.

Coordinated operations against militants was discussed by Union Home Secretary G K Pillai during a recent visit to Myanmar, the Army’s GoC of 3 Corps, Lt Gen N K Singh said.

The matter was at the planning, discussion and intelligence sharing stage as off now, he said.

"We inform Myanmarese authorities from time to time about locations of camps of militant groups on their side of the international boundary."

He said, there were about 40-45 camps of various sizes in Myanmar with some permanent in nature set up by at least 20 militant groups from Manipur, two factions of NSCN and ULFA.

As far as the ULFA was concerned, there was turmoil in its ranks in Myanmar with its 'commander-in-chief' Paresh Baruah trying to re-establish control over them, he said.

There were at least four ULFA camps in Kachin state in Myanmar opposite to Mon district of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, he said.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, February 04, 2010, 00:02


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