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Wednesday, 16 April 2008 - 2:00am IST
Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday cautioned that Naxalities in India may get sympathies if not direct support from the newly empowered red brigade there.

SRINAGAR: With Maoists poised to form the next government in Nepal, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday cautioned that Naxalities in India may get sympathies if not direct support from the newly empowered red brigade there.

“No direct links between Nepali Maoists and Naxalites in India have been established. But what turn it will take in the near future, your guess is as good as mine. When you have a Marxist government in Nepal, there may possibly be sympathies with Maoists here. It is too early to say anything,” said AK Mitra, BSF director general (DG) here.
Mitra was speaking to the media after the passing out parade of recruits at the Subsidiary Training Centre (STC) at Humhama.

Regarding reports of disappointment over the sixth pay panel recommendations, he said it is not necessary for the government to accept everything in the report.

“It is true that not every demand has been met. But it is not that we did not get anything. Yet these are only the recommendations and the government reserves the right not to accept them,” he said.

On reports of Kashmiri militants sneaking in through Bangladesh or Nepal, he said, “We cannot rule out the possibility of Kashmiri militants entering the hinterland from there but there is no definite evidence in this regard,” he said.
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