AFSPA big enabler for operations in Manipur, CBI probe hasn’t hit troop morale, says army official

The ongoing probe into cases of alleged extrajudicial killings in Manipur has not hit troop morale or led the force to rework its counter-insurgency strategy, and the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is a “big enabler and a prerequisite” for operations in Manipur, a senior army officer said, stressing the force adhered to a strict human rights code.

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said the law should be reviewed, with the caveat that the decision be taken factoring in that the state shares a porous border with Myanmar. The neighbouring country is known to harbour insurgent safe havens.

“The army is doing its job. Why should our strategy change because of the probe? We have full faith in the due process of law. We are a well-trained and regimented force and there is no apprehension about troop morale,” said Major General VK Mishra, who heads the Leimakhong-headquartered 57 Mountain Division. Read more

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