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Paresh Baruah flays India for installing missiles in NE

March 26, 2012 18:44 IST

In an apparent attempt to placate his masters on foreign soils, Paresh Barua, the commander-in-chief of the anti-talks faction of the proscribed United Liberation Front of Assam, on Monday called upon the people of Assam and other parts of the region to resist 'colonial' Indian government's bid to set up BrahMos and Akash missiles on the soils of Nagaland and Assam as it would make them target of 'Red China' that claims territory of 'so called' Arunachal Pradesh.

The ULFA leader who is suspected by the security forces of having links in China, in a statement e-mailed to the media in Guwahati, criticised the Indian government for converting the Northeastern region, particularly Assam, to a ground to prepare for a possible war against China over borer disputes in Arunachal Pradesh.

"With government of India preparing to install BrahMos cruise missile in Nagaland and Akash missile in Assam targeting China, the Northeastern region including Assam will become the target of Red China thereby jeopardising lives of the people of the region," the ULFA leader stated.

He tried to remind the people of Assam the way 'Indian Army fled' the state after failing to resist the invading Chinese army in 1962 leaving the people of Assam at the mercy of the invading army.

"The people of Assam were then saved only because of graceful retreat made by the Chinese army," the ULFA leader said, adding same thing would recur in the wake of another war with China.

He called upon the people of Assam to resist India army from stockpiling missiles and aircrafts thereby converting it to a target of powerful China.

However, the ULFA commander's statement has been branded by security sources an innovative attempt to hog headlines at his hour of crisis when he has been sidelined by all the senior leaders of the outfit led by chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa to enter info peace negotiation with the government of India.

K Anurag in Guwahati