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India asks Myanmar to handover arrested NE insurgents

delhi Updated: May 31, 2012 19:41 IST

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India has requested Myanmar not to allow its territory to be used for anti-India activities and to hand over arrested northeast insurgent leaders and its response was "encouraging".

Home minister P Chidambaram said the dialogue between India and Myanmar during the just concluded visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to that country was "very fruitful".

"Response are very encouraging. But what follow up action will be taken by government of Myanmar, we have to wait and see," he said at a press conference here today.

Chidambaram said India's concerns regarding Myanmar are two-fold -- firstly New Delhi does not want any part of Myanmar territory to be used as camps by Northeast insurgent groups.

"Secondly if the government of Myanmar is able to apprehend any of the insurgent leaders, we would like them to be handed over to India. We have made these requests, response are encouraging. But we will have to wait and see what action is taken on the ground," he said.

Asked about the reported tie up between the leader of anti-talk faction of ULFA Paresh Baruah and the Naxals, the Home minister said Baruah himself was not in India but his faction was indeed active.

"I have already said that there are contacts between his faction and CPI(Maoist)," he said.

On the National Telecom Policy, Chidambaram said it has taken care of all security concerns of the Home Ministry.