The recent killing of five Bengali Hindus in Upper Assam must be seen in context of a resurgent wave of ethno-nationalism in the state.
The waning insurgent theatre in Northeast India proves that New Delhi has both the watches and the time in the ethnically sensitive region.
For years, the Maoist insurgents of India have tried to make in roads into the northeast, but in vain.
The recent attack by the Taliban on the city of Ghazni shows the group's continuing relevance and strength in a still-unstable Afghanistan.
The guns have fallen silent in the quaint Garo Hills of Meghalaya in India's northeast. But, durable peace may still be elusive.