Military


United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)

It was formed in 1992 and is the only Muslim group in Manipur. It is funded, trained and equipped by NSCN (IM). It is largely involved in extortion activities and gun running for NSCN (IM) and all notorious activities. It provides intelligence of Security Forces, couriers to Bangladesh and is known to have activated its link with Inter Service Intelligence (ISI). Its strength is approximately 50-60 with 15 to 20 assorted weapons including country made weapons. PULF came into existence in the aftermath of communal riots of 1992 with the aims to protect and preserve the interests of the Muslims of the state. PULF has not been able to establish itself as a potent militant group due to its ltd funds, cadre strength and other constraints. The group as such resorts to gun running, drug trafficking and smuggling. They are active in Muslim dominated areas of Bishenpur, Thoubal, Churachandpur and Chandel districts. It draws support from Madrassas all over Manipur. The group is a signatory to Suspension of Operations with the Security forces.

Strength         -      50

Weapons        -      20 (as on 20 Oct 04).

Nexus

NSCN(IM) and PLA.

 

 




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