A new look – Indian Army behind the camouflage

In the mid-80s when Gen B. C. Joshi was the GOC 3 Corps in Dimapur, international human rights organizations as well as the National and international media launched a vicious campaign against the Indian Army particularly the Assam Rifles Battalion posted in Oinam in Manipur – roughly 80 km from Kohima, Nagaland and accused it of mass rape on a playground. It was a false and fabricated story. The reality was that the insurgents had taken away all the weapons kept in the Quarter Guard of the Assam Rifle battalion but when they tried to recover the weapons and launched a cordon and search operation, the village women came out and started shouting that they were made to gather, gaged and raped on a playground.