Threat of increasing militancy in Northeast India
Militant activities in India's Northeast states such as Assam, Aruchal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, galand and Tripura are increasing. Recently, two Assam Rifles personnel, including a junior commissioned officer, were killed and eight others injured when their convoy was ambushed by a ga rebel group in Tirap district of Aruchal Pradesh. The militants that conducted the attack on the Assam rifles have been suspected to be of the NSCN (K). Again, a fortnight ago, a combined group of ULFA (I), NSCN (K) and UNLF militants carried out a major ambush on a convoy of the Kumaon Regiment near Pengeri, Digboi in Tinsukia district wherein three soldiers were killed.
In view of the increased activities of the militants in the entire Northeast region, the government needs to be more vigilant. New strategies will have to be adopted by the army to contain the activities of the militants. Nearly 120 insurgent groups are carrying out their activities in the seven states of Northeast. Every militant group has its own aims. Groups like the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), NSCN-IM (tiol Socialist Council of galand: Isak-Muivah group) aim at establishing independent states. On the other hand, in Assam, the Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT) is demanding a separate state for Bodos. The United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) and Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) of Assam have been fighting for maximum autonomy, within the purview of the Indian constitution. Lately, a number of insurgent groups of the Northeast region are in ceasefire with the government of India. For the sake of peace, every militant group in Northeast India must join ceasefire with the Indian government and should get their grievances settled. In fact, an indefinite confrontation between militant groups and the government is harmful for the people living in this region. In Assam, the ULFA (Anti talk group) and the NDFB(S) are yet to join any ceasefire with the Central government of India. For permanent peace in Northeast, every militant group in this region should come forward to talk with the government of India. The militant groups should put only reasoble and soluble demands before the Government of India. Only then, the Central government of India would be able to solve the demands of the militant groups.