Myanmar army approaches Indian militants

July 6, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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GUWAHATI, India, July 6 (UPI) -- Myanmar army units are deploying in areas where Indian militant groups are based, but no army operations have yet been launched against the Indian guerrillas.

The hard-line faction of the India's United Liberation Front of Asom has its mobile military headquarters in Myanmar, the Assam Tribune reported Thursday.

Following the recent visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Myanmar, the government gave him assurances it would take action against the militant groups taking shelter there, and sources speaking on condition of anonymity said the Myanmar army had asked the militants to move out of the area.

As Myanmar slowly emerges from decades of diplomatic isolation to its previous domination by a military junta, India is increasingly seen as a valuable partner in integrating the country into the global community.

Sources stated that ULFA chief Paresh Baruah has not visited the organization's camps in the Taga area of Myanmar for some time and that he is currently in Ruilie on Myanmar-China border.

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