Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Localised autocracy in the northeast

The Navhind Times, a paper based in Goa, carries an opinion piece on the northeast.  In it, the authors argue that the centre is happy to see the continuation of localised autocracy in the northeast given that region's relatively small electoral punch.  It notes that while cross-border cooperation has seen an abatement of insurgent activity in the region in recent times, this policy of managing, rather than seeking to remedy, the many and complicated grievances of the northeast means that insurgent activity could again flourish.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

ULFA members surrender

Current Intelligence reports that around 20 ULFA members have surrendered to Indian forces. An undisclosed source attributes the development to collusion between captured ULFA leaders and Indian security forces.  The article also notes the contribution of increased regional cooperation to combatting insurgent activities in the northeast.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mediation process for Assam and Nagaland

The Morung Express, a newspaper based in Nagaland, reports that a mediation process to resolve the border dispute between Assam and Nagaland is to commence on September 18.

PM Singh says situation in northeast improved

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the Combined Commanders' Conference in Delhi yesterday that the situation in the northeast has improved.  An excerpt of the speech can be found here.

Sunday, September 12, 2010