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India Calls on Burma to Suppress NE Indian Insurgents

12 July 2013

India has called on Burma to do more to suppress northeast Indian insurgency groups who operate from Burmese territory, according to Hueiyen Lanpao, a publication based in Imphal, Manipur state. Indian officials raised their concerns over the separatist groups during a meeting with Burmese officials in Bagan on June 19-20, Indian Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde told reporters in New Delhi. The groups have been involved in a decades-old insurgency in northeastern India and are based along the remote Burma-Indian border. The minister said both countries had agreed to cooperate to prevent cross border movement of insurgents and to end arms and drugs smuggling.