NRao wrote:Something is brewing?
GoI was well-aware of chini funding terrorist groups in India and the nearby regions. The 2004 arms drop for ulfa started in Yunnan province and was facilitated by DGFI and the J-e-I on orders from BNP and the 4-party league. Paresh Borua making trips back and forth to Yunnan was also known. Subir Bhowmick had a report as far as 2006 on this. The only difference between the past and now is that in the past, Bhutan (without malice but more in terms of indifference perhaps), Burma, Bangladesh and Yunnan used to facilitate terrorist groups. Slowly, with Bhutan smashing the hideouts in 2003, Burma and BD actively purging select top-terrorists, things are becoming more manageable on these fronts. But both BD and Burma still hold many key kingpins for a bargain on other strategic dialog issues (more BD than Burma). A well-known example is that of Anup Chetia and Ranjan Daimary. GoI, I guess, is starting to feel a bit more comfortable with the terrorist "resources" held by BD and Burma and focussing on the key source of trouble in the NE. There are some key trouble-makers in BD domiciled across the porous border region in India and a certain detente is expected with the AL government. It should be surprising if it were the case otherwise. On the chini axis, GoI may get a bit more vocal than it has done in the past, so should not be surprising if we see more articles along this direction in "mainstream" media. Lets put GoI action this way: a defensive offensive against an offensive offensive from the chinis. But a better response to the chini axis will not be in mouthing platitudes and putting up reports, but restarting Tibet and Xinjiang liberation movements, in India-controlled lands. That would be offensive offensive. That day is not very far off either.