A new insurgent group called the Harakah al-Yaqin comprising Rohingya Muslims is under the scanner of the Intelligence Bureau. It is believed to comprise Rohingya Muslims and the groups spreads across India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
India has warned Myanmar of the problem and has said that Pakistan-based militants were exploiting the radicalisation of the Rohingya Muslims.
New Delhi, Dec 2: The revival of the Khalistan Movement in Punjab has been spoken about several times thanks to the number of alerts and intercepts that the Intelligence Bureau has put out. Now there is more confirmation about how the ISI is doing everything it can to revive the movement in Punjab.
The confirmation comes from Harminder Singh Mintoo who had recently escaped from a jail in Punjab only to be caught a day later. He says that there are four key cells of the Khalistan Liberation Force through which militancy in Punjab would be revived.
The same group headed by S S Khaplang was responsible for the Manipur ambush in which 18 army personnel were killed.
India and Myanmar will hold another round of talks after a concrete deal to carry out joint operations to flush out North Eastern militants did not materialize as expected.
National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval who held a series of meetings in Myanmar will have to chalk out a new strategy to engage both countries in carrying out joint operations along the Indo-Myanmar border.
The Intelligence Bureau can no longer take the issue of North East militancy lightly. While the attack on the army at Manipur which killed 18 soldiers was an intelligence failure, there have been some developments in Myanmar which the Indian agencies have missed.
What appears to have missed completely the striking of a deal between NSCN-K chief S S Khaplang and the Thein Sein government in Myanmar.
The extradition of S S Khaplang is of extreme importance and India can no longer trust this person ever since he broke a 14 year old cease fire violation with New Delhi. Khaplang although aged 75 still has a good amount of control within Myanmar.
In our fixation for Pakistan, we appear to have completely ignored the Myanmar border. Here is a statistic that would be of interest and also indicate the scale of the problem along the Indo-Myanmar border. 15 tonnes heroin is smuggled along the Indo-Pak border every year. In the case of the Indo-Myanmar border, it is 25 tonnes every year. Read more: Interview: Why Myanmar operation can’t be replicated in Pakistan? This statistic would once raise the issue that India will need to go beyond terrorism while it deals with Myanmar.