India concerned as ULFA expands network to Nepal

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New Delhi, Nov 10 (UNI) After having set up camps in Bangladesh, now the ULFA has turned its sight towards Nepal with dreaded militants of the insurgent group having visited the Himalayan kingdom recently.

The intelligence sources have revealed that ULFA militants went to Nepal recently and participated in a meeting there, according to Home Ministry sources.

Though it was not yet confirmed whether the ULFA has set up permanent camps in Nepal or not, their presence in Nepal was a major source of worry for the Indian government, they said.

The expansion of ULFA's network, which already has links with Huji in Bangladesh and other major insurgent groups of North East, is a worrying fact as the insurgent group has been involved in many instances of terrorism including recent bomb blasts.

The issue of Indian insurgent groups presence in Nepal was discussed at the Indo-Nepal Home Secretary level talks held here recently. On Indian government's concern over the presence of North Eastern insurgent groups, the Nepalese government had expressed solidarity in fighting terrorism and had assured all possible help.

The two countries also discussed improving border management to tackle the threat of terrorism, arm and narcotics smuggling alongwith fake currency used to fuel insurgency in the North Eastern region.

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