Public attention is now focussed predominantly on tensions and developments across our western borders. These developments, commencing with the Pulwama attack and air strike on Balakot, have resulted in an overheated political environment, amidst a bitterly contested national election campaign. The sad reality of Indian politics is that while attention is almost exclusively focussed on our western borders, we overlook what is happening across our eastern land and maritime borders.
India’s 5,800-km long land border with Myanmar and Bangladesh extends across Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. All these States have faced, or continue to face, trans-border terrorist and separatist challenges. Read More