Lt Gen Kalita says NE insurgents rely on smuggling of weaponry and drugs to survive.

Lt Gen Rana Pratap Kalita said the northeast insurgency situation is under control . He said the northeast insurgency situation is under control and relatively stable .

Guwahati: Lt Gen Rana Pratap Kalita, a commander in the Army's Eastern Command, said here that the northeasts rebel groups have lost their ideological moorings and are subservient to extortion as well as arms and drugs trafficking, and that he is encouraging them to refrain from violence as a society demands stability and growth in a democratic environment.He said to reporters here that the northeast insurgency situation is under control and relatively stable, and that if the situation improves further, we could see more de-induction of armed forces from counter-insurgency positions so that we can focus on our primary responsibility across the northern boundaries, he said.Due to the fear of a firearm, the few services they are getting are being provided.Violence in society has no place, and people are seeking stability and a democratic structure, he said.

Lt Gen. Kalita said that they will come to the mainstream when they will replace them.Ulfa (I) has recruited people from the Upper and Lower Assam areas, he said.The regurgitation is most often done via social media, and I have been taught that the bulk of the youths joining Ulfa (I) have had criminal backgrounds.AFSPA is in place in some areas, mainly along the Indo-Myanmar border and in other places, according to him, because of the difficulties that we anticipate from insurgent groups that have built camps there.