Naga Militant Game Plan In Arunachal Pradesh

ARUNACHAL Pradesh may not fall in the ambit of the ongoing Naga peace talks but the manner in which both factions of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland have transformed the strategic border state’s Tirap and Changlang districts, adjoining Nagaland, into a turf war must cause grave concern. Of late, fratricidal clashes and killings were said to have intensified and there were reports of rampant...

Vultures Eye Of China On North-East Bharat – II

Our country’s greatest security threat is methodically expanding its spheres of influence into the traditionally unstable regions of troubled Northeast, latest analysis reports of the South Asian Intelligence Review published said: As per the report, CPI (Maoist) under a strategy to rope in sub-national armed grouping in the country’s periphery is widening its campaign for a pan-Bharatiya consolidation...

Vultures Eye Of China On North-East Bharat – I

Beijing is using militant groups of the Northeast to extract information about the Bharatiya Army deployment in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Assam. China is also collecting the strategic classified information from Sikkim too. This was revealed by Anthony Shing (49) alias Ningkhan Shimray, the foreign affairs head of NSCN (IM) to National Investigation Agency...

Meet Deliberates On Indo-Manipur Conflict

Deliberation held on resolving Indo-Manipur conflict. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 27: Instead of demanding ex-gratia for a son/daughter lost in the hands of State actors, people should focus more on resolving the Indo-Manipur conflict, said social activist Joy Nongmaithem. He was addressing a public meeting held at Kumbi Keithel under the aegis of the All Kumbi Kendra Women Welfare Association...

Barua Runs Out Of Time, People Losing Patience

ALL too predictably, militants have struck again in Assam. The bomb blast at Congress headquarters in Guwahati on, ironically, the Ides of March by ULFA’s anti-talk ULFA faction led by self-styled commander-in-chief Paresh Barua was a clear message that he is not on the run and that his outfit is still a potent force to reckon with. Mercifully, no one was killed but four were wounded when the bomb,...

China: “Southern Tibet” (Arunachal) ‘Invaded’ by India; Separating Northeast From India Can Be A Response From Beijing- Suggests Chinese Blogger

According to a blog article of an individual analyst in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) named Zao An, India’s dispatch of additional troops to ‘Southern Tibet’ (India’s Arunachal) may look ‘exploratory’ now, but it may signify New Delhi’s plan to use ‘Southern Tibet’  as a springboard to jump into the PRC’s hinterland. The article written under the ‘forum for discussions’...

‘Manipur More A Colony Of India’ — WikiLeaks

Overwhelming presence of military, paramilitary and police forces gave visiting American diplomat the impression that Imphal was under occupation Image Credit: The Hindu CHENNAI, Mar 21: In an assessment of the situation in Manipur in 2006, American Consul General in Kolkata Henry Jardine wrote that the overwhelming presence of military, paramilitary and police officers contributed to the impression...

Fighting The External Enemies In Manipur: Reflections On Civil–Military Relations

Image via Wikipedia “Armed Forces are designed and structured to fight external enemies”. This was found written on the Invitation Card of the seminar which was jointly organized by the Red Shield Division and Manipur University at Centenary Hall, MU on January 7, 2011. Generally, external enemies refer to alien powers or international ‘terrorist’ organizations engaged in hostile activities...

Muivah’s Return Was One Step Forward, But The Factional Fight Will Kill Peace Moves

Light of hope In a show of unity, Naga people participate in a candlelight vigil at Dimapur. Image Credit: Esther Kemp AS 25-YEAR-OLD Azule knelt among the candles at Dimapur’s City Tower Junction, she noticed something amazing. Framed in the viewfinder of her camera were the faces of Nagaland — tribal, nontribal, Muslim, Bihari, and Marwari— standing united, demanding one thing: that the peace...

The Ray Of Hope, But…

It remains to be seen whether the nascent ULFA peace process will yield the desired results. The most powerful man in the outfit, Paresh Baruah, remains recalcitrant. There is an impression that peace might be a reality in Assam very soon, given that a familiarization dialogue between the leadership of the Arabinda Rajkhowa faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the Centre has already...

KYKL Resolves To Resume ONK

IMPHAL, Mar 10: The proscribed KYKL has resolved to resume its suspended New Operation Kangleipak (ONK) with effect from March 10, 2011. A statement issued by the outfit’s publicity and research secretary Lanngamba Mangang informed that the outfit resolved to resume the ONK after the party’s central committee deliberated on the matter at length in February following public demand. Reiterating the...

How To Fix India’s Troubled North-East

Tucked away between China, Burma and Bangladesh, and linked to the rest of India by a sliver of north Bengal that arches over Bangladesh, India’s north-east is a region of amazing grace – charming people, ancient cultures and bountiful nature. The eight states of the north-east comprise a region of diversity. Image Credit: AFP As any shrewd observer of the world would deduce from this,...

Peace Talks Between Indian Govt And ULFA

ULFA leaders interacting with students (file photo). The February 10 talks between the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the Central Government was just a familiarization parade. The ULFA leadership is now preparing the agenda for talks with the Central Government. Ceasefire agreement is expected to be signed only after both sides agree upon the agenda and basic parameters of peace talks....