Maoists were trying to establish their base in Assam and the anti-talk faction of ULFA led by Commander-in-Chief Paresh Barua had launched a massive recruitment drive, particularly in Upper Assam districts, to strengthen its base.
The CRPF would set up a DIG-level
administrative office at Midnapore Town and a training centre
at Salboni in the Maoist-hit district for the elite anti-Naxal
battalion `CoBRA`, West Bengal Home Secretary G D Gautama said.
With the restoration of normalcy
in Kyrgyzstan, Russia on Thursday recalled its paratroopers from its
base near capital Bishkek, that were sent to protect Russian
military facilities in the wake of violence last month.
Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama will visit Okinawa Prefecture on Tuesday to hold talks with Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima over the issue on where to relocate a US Marine base, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirofumi Hirano said today.
Taliban fighters swarmed over a
mountaintop base abandoned last week by the US military
following some of the toughest fighting of the Afghan war,
according to footage on a major satellite television station.