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Myanmar sets deadline for Manipur groups

The Myanmar government has set a June 10 deadline for Manipur-based militant outfits to shut their camps on its soil, a move that could help security forces build pressure on insurgents in the northeast.

delhi Updated: May 29, 2012 23:46 IST
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The Myanmar government has set a June 10 deadline for Manipur-based militant outfits to shut their camps on its soil, a move that could help security forces build pressure on insurgents in the northeast.

Over the last decade, Bhutan and Bangladesh have shut their doors to insurgent groups and taken coercive action against them when informed about insurgent camps.

Quoting intelligence inputs, government sources said the Myanmar army ordered about 12-15 Manipur-based insurgent groups to leave the country on May 24 as a goodwill gesture.

Government officials said they were hopeful that the army would send a similar message to other northeastern militant groups in the near future that would help strengthen the relations between the two countries.