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GUWAHATI: The biggest operation against Bodo militant outfit NDFB (S) has been launched jointly by the Indian Army and Assam Police. The location for this operation, termed as 'Operation All Out' is in places close to the International Border with Bhutan.
In a meeting with 4 Corps commander Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand in Chirang, Assam DGP, Khagen Sarma said that this operation against the anti-talk faction of NDFNB has been launched in the BTAD areas. Admitting that they are yet to neutralise the outfit, Khagen said that security forces have achieved a fair amount of success in their earlier operations.
3,500 troops of the army along with the IAF, Assam Police, and paramilitary forces have launched a massive operation against NDFB(S) covering Ripu, Chirang, Manas, Sonai Rupai and Behali reserve forests in Kokrajhar, and Chirang, Baksa and Sonitpur districts of lower Assam.
A roadmap for 'Operation All Out' was planned to carry out the relentless and well directed operation to decimate the group, instill faith among the local populace and bring normalcy in the region.
The troops on the ground have been sensitised about carrying out specific intelligence-based operations and not to cause any inconvenience to the local populace, the GoC said.
(TNT News with Agency inputs)