Joint operations against NE militants in Myanmar likely: Army

Last Updated: Thursday, February 4, 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.


First Published: Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 00:02

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