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Security to be beefed up in Assam for Christmas and Bihu
K Anurag in Guwahati | December 15, 2008 22:24 IST
The General-Officer-Commanding of the 4th Corps, Lieutenant-General B S Jaswal, who heads the counter insurgency operation under the unified command in Assam,chaired a security review meeting at the headquarter of the Red Horn division of the Army at Rangiya to work out specific counter insurgency strategy during the winter festivities.
The meeting was also attended by Major General Chander Prakash, the GOC of the Rangiya based Red Horn division that is responsible for counter-insurgency operation in Lower Assam areas.
A defence source informed that a large number of intelligence inputs were received by the Army about the United Liberation Front of Asom and other terrorist groups plans to strike during the forthcoming festive season.
The force had thwarted the ultras' design by recovering 16 bombs and improvised explosive devices from different parts of the state during last month.
Meanwhile, the Assam government has announced that it has given a free hand to the Army and the police to operate against militants sans any interference, without causing harassment to innocent people.
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