NE Militants shifting base from Bangladesh to Myanmar

As per recent media reports in North East India, NE militants are shifting their bases from Bangladesh to Myanmar after recent crack down on them by Bangladesh Army. Many people saw it coming as soon as the government change in Dhaka in January 2009 after a landslide victory by Awami League and Sheikh Hasina became new Prime Minister. Sheikh Hasina has been known as pro-India leader who wants good relation with India.

According to Tripura DGP, Pranay Sahay, allmost all major separatist outfits of northeast, including ULFA (United Liberation Front of Asom), cadres of both factions of NSCN (National Socialist Council of Nagaland), PLA (People’s Liberation Army of Manipur), and NLFT (National Liberation Front of Tripura) had either already fled or were slipping out to Myanmar as the Bangladesh army launched a decisive campaign against them.

During the previous Bangladesh Government, led by Begum Khaleda Zia and Bangladesh Nationalist Party, militants from north eastern states of India almost had a free run in Bangladesh.

India has been trying to improve its relations with Myanmar and it can be hoped that NE militants will not get safe sanctuary there too.

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