20 October, 2020

Truce Tactic

Will ULFA come to the negotiating table? Updates

Truce Tactic
Luring The Rebels

Why Delhi temporarily suspended hostilities against the ULFA
  • As a goodwill gesture
  • To persuade ULFA to respond favourably to the government initiative
  • Civil society is pressurising ULFA to come to the negotiation table
  • If no response, the army will act
On August 13, as the army, police and paramilitary were finalising an operation to neutralise a hit-squad of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) on the Assam-Arunachal border, Delhi announced suspension of army operations against the rebel group for 10 days as a 'goodwill gesture'. "We were expecting to arrest at least three important ULFA cadres," a security official said of the operation they were planning.

It appears to be a tactical strategy on Delhi's part specially at a time when the ULFA stepped up its violence ahead of I-Day. The ULFA had also made a call to boycott all I-Day celebrations. In fact, between August 4 and 14, the ULFA had stepped up...


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