November 7, 2006Security

Counterterrorism by default (2)

When will the UPA government get serious about internal security?

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

They buried their heads in the sand for a while. And then they could bury them no longer. The UPA government has admitted that it allowed ULFA to re-arm, re-group and return to its bad old ways.

(Home Secretary V K Duggal), accompanied by Joint Secretary North-East, DGP BSF Mitra and DGP CRPF JK Sinha, visited the spot and later met Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. ULFA has not yet claimed responsibility for the incident, but the meeting concluded on a note that ULFA’s senior leaders had bought time on pretext of “peace talks” with the Centre.

“ULFA was completely destroyed. Its senior cadre initiated the peace talk, which we now feel was a tamasha. They actually used this time to mobilise themselves to carry out the attack,” Sinha told The Indian Express over the phone.

Intelligence inputs received during the meeting with Gogoi reveal that ULFA went on a fresh recruitment drive and also strengthened itself monetarily, when pretending to be interested in “talks” with the government. [IE, emphasis added]

And over in Jammu & Kashmir, Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is now saying that contrary to what the UPA government was putting out all this while, cross-border infiltration from Pakistan into India has doubled this year.

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