CHIRANG, Sept 19 - Additional troops with air support have been pressed into action in an intensified counter-insurgency operation against the NDFB(S) militants along the Indo-Bhutan border.
The operation, which aims to wipe out the very existence of the NDFB(S) on the international border, has been strategically planned against most of the top leaders of the outfit, including Bidai, who are believed to be hiding on the Indian side of the border.
In a high-level strategic meeting which lasted for more than two hours at the Kajalgaon Army camp here today, General Officer Commanding of 4 Corps Sarath Chand took stock of the roadmap chalked out under the Unified Command structure.
Director General of Assam Police Khagen Sarma and other senior officials from the SSB and CRPF were also present in the meeting.
Talking to mediapersons after the meeting, the GOC of 4 Corps said, �The operation will be of a large scale this time and with fresh impetus. Nowhere else in India had any operation of such relentless nature been carried out like we have been doing against the NDFB. This will be a kind of a final push.�
Assam DGP Khagen Sarma also maintained that the present strength of the top NDFB leadership would be around 20 and most of them are not coming out from their hideouts.
Approximately�3,500 troops of the Indian Army, along with the Assam Police, CAPF and IAF, have launched a massive operation against the NDFB (S), covering the dense Ripu, Chirang, Manas, Sonai Rupai and Behali reserve forests in Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Sonitpur districts.