New Delhi: To shore up its ties with India, Myanmar government has ordered Manipur-based militant outfits to shut their camps and training facilities and leave its soil by June 10.
Quoting intelligence inputs, official sources said the Myanmar Army's order was issued on May 24 -- three days before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh embarked on his visit to the neighbouring country -- and the move is considered as a goodwill gesture from Nay Pyi Taw.
There are 12 to 15 camps of Manipur based insurgent groups like PLA and PREPAK across the Indo-Myanmar border where more than 2,000 armed cadres are taking shelter, they said.
The militants often come to Manipur to carry out subversive activities and leave the state to escape action by security agencies....more
04:47 PM, May 30, 2012