The government has identified 65 terror groups active in the country, out of which a maximum of 34 is in Manipur, the Lok Sabha was informed. In the North-east, Assam has 11, Meghalaya four, Tripura two, Nagaland four, Mizoram two and Manipur 34.
Available intelligence inputs show that militants/terrorists active in India are often supported and funded by their parent outfits based abroad, particularly in Pakistan, in terms of shelter, training, weapons and finance. Here is the major one…
National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)
The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) was formed on January 31, 1980, by Isak Chisi Swu, Thuingaleng Muivah and S.S. Khaplang opposing. The group was formed to oppose the Shillong accord which was signed by the Naga National Council and the Indian government.
National Socialist Council of Nagaland
Khaplang (NSCN-K) Formed on April 30, 1988, after its split with the NSCN (IM), the outfit is led by SS Khaplang, the man who is said to have masterminded the recent Manipur attack in which 18 Indian army soldiers were killed.
Bodo Security Force
The NDFB The Bodo Security Force (BdSF), under the leadership of Ranjan Daimary, was formed on October 3, 1986. It later went on to call itself as the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). The outfit, since May 2005, is under a ceasefire agreement with the Assam and Union Government.
The Kabri Peoples Liberation
Tiger Initially known as the Anti-Talks Factions of Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF-ATF) this group was formed on January 8, 2011. The group was formed with an objective of carving out an autonomous Karbi State (AKS) out of Assam.
Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)
The Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) was founded in 1996 and operates in Assam. The group was founded with an intention of coordinating the activities of Islamic terrorist groups and elements in the North East.
The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was formed on April 7, 1979, by Bhimakanta Buragohain, Rajiv Rajkonwar and Paresh Baruah. The outfit has a political and military wing. While the military wing is headed by Paresh Baruah, the political wing is under the control of Arabinda Rajkhowa.
Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO)
The Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) undertakes an armed struggle for a separate Kamtapur State. Trained by the ULFA, the KLO has a cadre strength of 300.