bq. On Sunday afternoon, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha got a crisp message from 7 Race Course Road. At that point, Mr Advani was in Mumbai and Mr Sinha was in Iran, so the call held a special significance.
bq. The message carrying the mandate of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee requested them to reach Delhi by evening. Both of them hurriedly finished their business and took off for Delhi in separate Indian Air Force aircraft.
Soon, the Royal Bhutan Army launched a military operations against three Indian separatist groups operating from “Bhutan”:http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_498148,0008.htm
bq. The entire Indo-Bhutan border has been totally sealed and Indian jawans positioned all along the border to prevent any attempt by the fleeing militants to enter India, the Eastern Command sources said.
Assam government is in full alert to prevent “revenge strikes”:http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?gid=51&id=188645
bq. To a query whether he would give safe passage to the fleeing militants as they were ” sons of Assam soil”, Gogoi said “An anti-national is an anti-national. We don’t care they are sons of which soil.”
and there have been lot of “casualities”:http://www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=10283
bq. At least 90 anti-Indian militants and 34 Bhutan Army personnel were killed and about 160 people, including 100 militants, injured in a virtual war between the troops of the Royal Government of Bhutan and rebels in southern Bhutan since yesterday, according to senior officials.
bq. The Central Headquarters(CHO) of the ULFA had been completely demolished by the Bhutan Army jawans, they said, adding some massive encounters occurred at Kalikhola, Tintala and Bukka among other places in that country.
Thanks Bhutan. You are the best neighbor that India has.