The incident in which over 70 tribals were brutally murdered at the hands of the NFDB(S) is still fresh in everyone’s mind. As the army intensifies its operations and India claims that it is getting support from Myanmar and Bhutan, the fact of the matter is that this operation is harder than one would have thought.
Militants hide out difficult to penetrate: The NFDB(S) has found a safe hiding spot in the very dense forests in Myanmar’s Kachin state and the Saigang division which is bordering the North Eastern states of India. This is an area which is completely under the control of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) which has been accused of training the ULFA. This particular area is considered to be a no man’s land and is completely out of the control of Myanmar. The country has not managed to gain control over these areas which has made it a safe haven for the NFDB (S).