NID: INDIA: PROBLEMS WITH SIKH TROOPS

Created: 6/21/1984

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INDIA: Problems With Sikh Troop*

ltinuing government concern over ikn troops, whose disaffection may have oeen lomenterj By iheir re-^ous leaders, i

and paramilitary units ccvlinuounjab, despiie demands by Sikhs that lhe Army end its iniernal security operations. Hindus, on tha olher hand, are caiing (or projection by ine Army lor an indefinite period againsi possible retribution by the Sikhs. |

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Prime Minisier Gandhi may feel compelled

lo allay Ihe fears of Hindus by having lhe Army continue its peacekeeping duties in Punjab, at least until after elections, despiie >ns Army's desire lo turn its current assignment over to paramilitary forces,

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