Countering terrorism; India, Myanmar strengthen ties acting robust against insurgent groups

Acting rigorously against terrorism, India has maintained strong relations with foreign nations in its quest of counter terrorism. Asserting that talks between neighbouring countries India and Myanmar have resulted in much progress, Myanmar government being on Indian side; the Myanmar army has successfully crackdown Indian insurgent groups taking shelter there.

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The Eastern Command General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Monday said that the two neighbouring countries have been acting strongly on terrorism. He said that a lot of progress has been made and the operations in connection with the Myanmar government and its Army has been quite successful.

Lt Gen Naravane also warned the North East based militant groups to “rein in their rogue elements” to avoid ceasefire violations in the region where he called the situation has become “normal” now.

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Elaborating Lt Gen Naravane said that Myanmar Army is operating against the Indian insurgents who are filtering in their country. And the Myanmar government is very much on our side as far as not giving shelter to terrorists are concerned and not allowing any terrorist action to take place and emanate from their side.

While interacting with the media, answering queries on the ceasefire violation by militant outfit NSCN-IM in Manipur recently the Eastern Army Commander explained, “Ceasefire with the NSCN is there but there are always certain rogue elements in these groups which do not abide by their own higher command or the chain of command unlike the army where we are very strict in implementing orders.”

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He observed, “The rogue elements are the ones who are doing these activities. It is up to the groups to rein in their rogue elements lest things spiral out of control.” Lt Gen Naravane, however, described the possibility of fresh trouble in the region as “speculative.”

Few months ago, India and Myanmar army had together carried surgical attack on militant groups deliberately eyeing in the Northeast.t

COURTESY:- NEWS BHARATI

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