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Burmese Days: India’s Cross-Border Response to Militancy

Co-operation with neighbours and regional economic development offer a lasting solution to India’s problems on its border with Burma

The relationship between the central government of India and the country’s northeastern states has long been marked by fluctuating tension: the region has seen numerous insurgencies of varying intensity, promulgated by militant groups straddling the unfenced border with neighbouring Burma. Another spike in insurgent activity came in June, when a convoy of the 6th Dogra Regiment of the Indian Army was attacked in Manipur state by Burma-based militants – believed to be from

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