United Kuki Liberation Front
The United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF) is one of the several small militant groups fighting for an ethnic Kuki state, Kukiland. The outfit was formed on March 29, 2000.
The purported objective of the UKLF is to uphold the interests of the Kuki community and form a separate Kuki state called 'Kukiland'.
S.S. Haokip is the 'Commander-in-Chief', while N.C. Brollint Baite is the 'Information and Publicity Secretary'.
The exact cadre strength of the UKLF is
not known although reports indicate that is a small outfit.
Areas of Operation
The outfit is active primarily in the Churachandpur district of Manipur. However, their presence has also been notices in the Kuki-inhabited areas of the Chandel and Senapati districts.
Source of Funding
The UKLF funds its activities primarily through extortion and collection of 'protection fees' from the civilians in its areas of operation.
Linkages with Other Groups
It reportedly has close financial and military links with the Isak Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM).
Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.