An opportunity for removing AFSPA
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IFP Editorial, March 3 -- Now that the Army and MHA are on the same page regarding the Manipur situation, what could be more opportune timing for the N Biren-led government to press for repeal of AFSPA in entirety from the state.
Not so long ago, the Army Chief General MM Naravane said that the Army is planning to gradually reduce the number of troops deployed for internal security duties in the Northeast. Addressing the media ahead of Army Day on 15 January, General Naravane said that while terror continues unabated in J&K, the security situation in the Northeast has improved manifold. As a result, the Army has already pulled out one of its brigades from the region and now plans to move out another one or two in the near future. He adde...
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