Peace in the Northeast allows Army to hand over counter-insurgency duties to Assam Rifles


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New Delhi: India’s Northeast, a region that bled profusely due to insurgency for decades, is undergoing a massive change with the Army cutting down its once-sprawling counter-insurgency deployment to a single brigade due to improved security situation, military sources have told ThePrint At the peak of the insurgency, the Army had a full-fledged Corps — Dimapur-based 3 Corps — to carry out counter-insurgency (CI) and counter-terrorism (CT) roles as well as several other units. This meant that over three Army divisions were deployed solely for CI/CT roles. Sources in the defence establishment explained that the 3 Corps had its own...