Bengaluru: In a swift and well-planned operation executed by the Indian Army Intelligence Agencies at Meghalaya-Assam-Bangladesh Border, dreaded hardcore ULFA-I leader SS Col Drishti Rajkhowa and four accomplices surrendered along with a huge quantity of arms.

The operation was based on confirmed inputs, which was a result of relentless pursuit over the last nine months.

Drishti Rajkhowa has long been in the wanted list of the ULFA insurgents responsible for their activities in lower Assam. 

Rajkhowa, who is one of the close confidantes of the group's commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah, was the deputy commander in chief of the ULFA. 

According to the Meghalaya Police, Rajkhowa, who is believed to be an RPG expert, has been on the run after narrowly escaping an encounter with commandos of Meghalaya Police in Bolbokgre village, South Garo Hills on October 20.


Rajkhowa's surrender is a major blow to the underground organisation and heralds a new dawn ushering in peace in the region. 

By this operation the Indian Army again reaffirmed, that at all times, it remains committed in maintaining peace and normalcy in the region.