The BJP made major gains in the North East. It performed impressively with its alliances in Meghalaya and Nagaland, but the big story of the day is Tripura. From zero in 2013 to forming the government in 2018, the party has come a long way.
In a bid to fortify its bases in Jammu and Kashmir and North East, the Defence Ministry has sanctioned Rs 1,487 crore for the Indian Army.
In the wake of increasing ceasefire violations by Pakistan, India is all set to strengthen its border security in 2018. There were at least 61 terror attacks reported across Jammu and Kashmir and the North-East and the home ministry is not set to step up border security further.
The Lashkar-e-Tayiba has called for strikes across the state of North East. In a video a Lashkar-e-Tayiba commander Amir Hamza is seen urging his men to wage a war in the north eastern states of Sikkim and Darjeeling.
Continuing its crackdown on the cadres of the dreaded NDFB(S) operating in North East, the NIA has told a court that it needs to further investigate the role of these operatives. The NIA has filed a supplementary chargesheet naming three persons who were behind the horrific killing of 30 adivasis at Assam. On December 23 2014, cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit faction) had killed 30 adivasis including women and children. While filing a supplementary chargesheet, the NIA’s Guwahati branch said that the matter needed to be investigated further.
Guwahati, Dec 19: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has made two significant arrests in North East in connection with separate cases. While one arrest was in connection with the firing on Assam Rifles Personnel at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima on 26.03.2015, the other relates to massacre of Adivasis at Kokhrajhar in Assam in Dec 2014.
With several groups operating in the North Eastern states and this signalled a much needed thaw in the tensions.
While there is still a very long way to go before the fruits of this peace accord becomes visible, it is still an important milestone and one must feel glad that this initiative was taken.
It was a major diplomatic victory for India when ULFA leader Anup Chetia was handed over. Chetia who had spent 17 years in a Bangladesh jail had sought political asylum, but the same was not granted and he was handed over to India instead. The arrival of Chetia in India comes at a very crucial time when the Indian government is trying to take forward the peace pact signed with several groups in the North Eastern States.
New Delhi, Nov 5: The war on terror in the North Eastern states received a shot in the arm with a court in Thailand turning out an appeal against the extradition of Wuthikorn Naruenartwanich alias Willy Naru the go in between man for the North Eastern militants and the Chinese gun suppliers.
The extradition of Willy Naru is a big deal for the NIA since he is a Thai national and securing the extradition of foreign nationals is never an easy job.