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Wasbir Hussain

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A Turf War

A Turf War

Jul 30, 2012

The aftermath of the rioting in Assam has led to one of India’s largest humanitarian crises, with more than 400,000 men, women and children living in nearly 300 ill-equipped relief camps

Revolt Within A Rebellion

Revolt Within A Rebellion

Jun 13, 2011

Another split among Naga rebels is now threatening to impact on the protracted Naga peace process.

Dhaka Arrests Terror

Dhaka Arrests Terror

May 05, 2010

With foreign sanctuaries for Northeast Indian insurgents shrinking, it is only a matter of time before the government decides to seriously engage only with those factions which come forward to resolve their issues through dialogue

Is Peace About To Break Out?

Is Peace About To Break Out?

Feb 18, 2010

Negotiations seem to be advancing well with ULFA and NSCN-IM. Almost all other major separatist groups, barring Manipur, have now entered into ceasefire agreements. But it's still a road littered with political minefields.

Down But Not Out As Yet 

Down But Not Out As Yet 

Nov 18, 2009

Bangladeshi cooperation has been critical in crippling the ULFA, but there is certainly some potential for its regrouping with Chinese support, evidence of which is already available.

A Rebellion In Deep Freeze

A Rebellion In Deep Freeze

Sep 30, 2009

A ceasefire and a peace process can only be meaningful within the context of a broader solution – but there is little evidence that the government has any coherent idea of what this is to be.

Legitimising Ethnic Militias? 

Legitimising Ethnic Militias? 

Aug 06, 2009

Why does the government absurdly take up the truce offers that can only lend legitimacy to small bands of armed men who kill people, strike terror and then come out to talk peace?

Mizoram

Mizoram

Dec 13, 2008

After sitting 10 years in the opposition, the Congress plank was anti-incumbency

Powder Burns

Powder Burns

Nov 29, 2008

The blasts probe is narrowing down to the NDFB. Will it be proved?

The Seven Sorrows

The Seven Sorrows

Nov 08, 2008

Rebel outfits in the Northeast have a long history with 'foreign connections'. The Assam blasts just brought it back in focus.

Death Speaks Again

Death Speaks Again

Nov 01, 2008

The deadly attack comes after ULFA had talked peace

Power Cuts For The People

Power Cuts For The People

Oct 11, 2008

Bodo-Muslim clashes are not new. Vested interests, though, are pinning the latest round on NDFB.

The ULFA Mutiny

The ULFA Mutiny

Jul 03, 2008

Whether or not the announcement of a truce by a section of the ULFA will serve any purpose in taking the 'peace process' forward, by raising the issue of illegal influx from Bangladesh, they have put the ULFA leadership in the dock

Bullets On The Border

Bullets On The Border

May 10, 2008

Strategically sensitive Arunachal mulls a unified command to fight rebels on its soil

Old Frontier, New Command

Old Frontier, New Command

Apr 30, 2008

After Beijing's recent outbursts, New Delhi finally moves to set up a Unified Command in the state where, in the recent past, MLAs and cabinet ministers were alleged to be linked with insurgents

Outsourced Terror

Outsourced Terror

Mar 25, 2008

Drastic shifts in strategy by the highly adaptive ULFA, Assam's frontline separatist group, have compelled the security establishment to carry out a major rejig in operations.

Tea On The Boil

Tea On The Boil

Dec 01, 2007

Protesting adivasis open up another battlefront in Assam

Conflict Fatigue?

Conflict Fatigue?

Nov 09, 2007

Recent surrenders may be dismissed as nothing but 'dramas' stage managed by the government, but with its strength manifestly depleted, ULFA may well be on its way to orchestrate some 'drama' of its own. Watch out for 'stealth bombings' on soft target

Blood On Ivory

Blood On Ivory

Nov 03, 2007

Northeast's man-elephant turf war has aggressors from both sides

Big Guns Under Fire

Big Guns Under Fire

Sep 25, 2007

By hitting at the very core of ULFA's fighting capabilities and pushing ahead to choke off the cadres of its '28th battalion', the security forces have assumed a position of strength. But it may not yet be the beginning of the end of ULFA>

The Method Of Madness

The Method Of Madness

Aug 20, 2007

On the surface, it is a familiar re-run of terror in Assam's killing fields. The week around Independence Day saw cold-blooded, massacres that killed 28 Hindi-speaking settlers.

Secret Deal, Open Surrender

Secret Deal, Open Surrender

Aug 02, 2007

Anything is possible in the murky politics of insurgency and counter-insurgency. Fairly important insurgent leaders and their colleagues can suddenly be sprung upon unsuspecting journalists as having crossed over to surrender...

Got A Gun And Thick Skin

Got A Gun And Thick Skin

Jul 28, 2007

A poaching spurt at Kaziranga this year points to a global syndicate

The Troubled Eastern Front

The Troubled Eastern Front

Jun 13, 2007

The attack in Bullut only underlines, ULFA's tactical shift of not engaging the security forces but carrying out furtive bomb attacks in public places. New Delhi has its task cut out in engaging with Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh to deny safe havens

A Blank Ration Card

A Blank Ration Card

Mar 31, 2007

It's public knowledge that PDS rice, wheat, sugar and superior kerosene oil is sold openly, food grain is distributed only on paper, and false transportation bills are cleared by authorities

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