20 soldiers of the 6 Dogra Regiment were killed in what has been termed as one of the deadliest attacks on the Indian army in 2 decades.
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).
Ties with Myanmar are extremely crucial for India when it comes to fighting terrorism. The recent Assam massacre by the NFDB (S) was planned in Myanmar and the cadres were sent down from there to carry out the ghastly attack.
Not just the menace of the NFDB (S), but Myanmar has been witnessing several other groups such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba too setting up camp over there.
It has become a problematic zone not just for India but for Myanmar as well says an officer with the Intelligence Bureau.
Back in the year 2010, when Bodhgaya was surveyed by a bunch of Indian Mujahideen operatives, the idea was to carry out attacks on religious places to gain attention and of course cause destruction. An officer with the Research and Analysis Wing tells rediff.com that it appears to be an outsourced operation to the Indian Mujahideen. This is just a pre-cursor before the Lashkar-e-Tayiba launches a major war in support of the Rohingya Muslims at Myanmar.
A note that was circulated by the Research and Analysis Wing around 6 months back to the Government of India stated that a front called the Difa-e-Musalman was being set up by the Lashkar to fight in Myanmar. It is a major operation for the Lashkar and a large number of persons were being recruited and trained for this operation. Continue reading “Bodhgaya- An outsourced operation”
The National Investigation Agency will seek help from the security agencies in Bangladesh for more clues into the Bodhgaya terror strike in which 10 bombs exploded. NIA officials say that they have intimated both the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing to seek more information from Bangladesh regarding the operational capabilities of an outfit by the name Hizbut Tahrir which since the past three years has been working closely with the Indian Mujahideen.
The story of the IM-HT nexus dates back to the year 2010 when the Darabanga and West Bengal modules of the Indian Mujahideen were being set up and getting ready for activation. With the IM- Lashkar-e-Tayiba nexus splashed around all across the globe, the ISI forged a relationship with the HT and the outfit was directed to work with the IM in India. Continue reading “Appeasement helps IM go global”