India will ask Myanmar to launch intensive search for Paresh Baruah


The Chairman
Apr 17, 2009
India will ask Myanmar to launch intensive search for Paresh Baruah

NEW DELHI: India will ask Myanmar to launch a thorough search in its Kachin province area where ULFA `commander-in-chief' Paresh Baruah is hiding. It will also seek the neighbouring country's help in flushing out other north-east insurgents from its territory.

The matter along with the issue of smuggling of Chinese arms through Myanmar will come up for discussion during three-day home secretary-level talks between the two countries, beginning in Nay Pay Taw on Tuesday.

Besides ULFA, NSCN(I-M), NSCN(K), PLA and UNLF too have their camps within Myanmar territory. While ULFA has camps in the Kachin province bordering China, the other outfits have been operating from areas bordering India.

The 10-member Indian delegation for the talks will be led by Union home secretary G K Pillai.

Sources in the home ministry said that besides talks on action against Indian insurgents hiding there and smuggling of Chinese arms through Myanmar, the Indian side will also pitch for setting up a number of `police liaison posts' at the border for constant infomation sharing between the two countries over criminals and smugglers.

The posts will provide a platform of daily interaction and joint interrogation of persons arrested for drugs/arms smuggling and for insurgency related activities.

Issues like border security, smuggling of narcotic drugs, effective border management and border trade will also be discussed during the talks.
The new Myanmar Govt being proactive to re-join the world community after years of isolation, there is hope that the Chinese link to the Indian terrorists will fade.

One cannot state that it will stop, but as is what is evident, it will not be so rampant.

From the overall strategic scenario, it will be one less headache.

However, China maybe on the backfoot with the Tibetans in Sichuan who appear to be a wee bit aggressive to Chinese dadagiri.


Senior Member
Aug 27, 2011
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Indian journalists detained in Burma

Two Indian journalists who entered Burma five days ago are believed to have been detained by the army.

Rajib Bhattacharya and Pradip Gogoi were seeking an interview with Paresh Baruah, the leader of a separatist group seeking to establish a sovereign state of Assam in defiance of the Indian government.

Baruah, who heads the United Liberation Front of Asom, operates from bases in the jungles of Burma (Myanmar) and China.

Bhattacharya works for the newly launched daily, Seven Sisters Post, which is edited by the former BBC staffer, Subir Bhaumik.

Now journalists from Assam have called on the Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh to step in.

Indian journalists detained in Burma | Media |


Sikkimese Saber
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Aug 20, 2010
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Why the eff do we keep doing same mistake again and again? Always asking to do without proper rewarding them for the actions done so far by their military. Chinese richly reward anyone whom they ask to do something. If we have to welcome a new and willing Myanmar into our strategic partnership and help them wean off from China, we need to give them results. Since Burmese military budget is quite high, we could sell them some of our most successful products at a special rate.

The only way to win a junta-managed civilian government is through military engagements.

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