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How India's north east gets terror pounding
Vicky Nanjappa | October 31, 2008 18:28 IST
Various theories are being attached to the constant targetting of India's north eastern states. Intelligence Bureau officials confirm that the mantle of infiltrating into the north eastern states is in the hands of the Bangladesh-based Director General of Forces Intelligence.
According to the IB, there are 32 terror groups that are under DGFI's control. While the DGFI depends heavily on Harkat-ul-Jihadi Islami to undertake major operations in the north east, the rest of the outfits are mainly involved in collection of intelligence and infiltration in order to set up camps.
According to the IB, a majority of the infiltration into the north east takes place through the Barapeta region in Assam. Such infiltration has been taking place since the past several years and the need of the hour is to have a well defined defence line up on the lines of Kashmir.
While Pakistan has handed over the mantle of fighting the Kashmir battle to the Inter Services Intelligence, DGFI has been handed over the responsibility of fighting for control over the North Eastern states.
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