Manipur Mayhem

News 18.11.2021

Manipur, which judging by the disturbed conditions in the north-east, had been relatively quiet for a while, has been severely roiled by insurgency. Saturday’s victims include a Colonel, his wife and son besides four jawans.Forty-eight hours after the massacre, there is little doubt that the renewed bout of insurgency was well-planned and executed with precision or was what they call a surgical strike. Pretty obvious too is that the insurgents were heavily armed. Not wholly unrelated is what they call the “increasing inflow” of made-in- China weaponry, notably AK-47 rifles, machine guns, anti-tank mines and grenades into Myanmar, and from there to be smuggled over a fairly porous border into Manipur. (Read More)

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