Army chief assures Arunachal of top operational readiness
Itanagar, April 6 (PTI): Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has assured Arunachal Pradesh of top operational readiness of the Army deployed at the international borders in the north easterm state to take on any challenge to the national security.
Rawat’s gave the assurance to Arunachal Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra met him in New Delhi yesterday and discussed about the security issues related to the state, a Raj Bhawan communiqu informed here today.
Mishra, who visited the border posts recently, shared his observations with Rawat, the communique said adding the Army chief assured him that the force would always provide all humanitarian help to the civil population in the border area.
Terming the people in the border villages as “natcional watch assets”, the Army chief suggested that the state government provide amenities to the people living in the border area so that they do not abandon their villages and move away from the border.
The governor apprised the army chief of the state government plans to develop the border villages and the confidence building measures being put in place to encourage villagers to live in border areas.
Conveying the goodwill of the state’s people for pre recruitment rallies in Arunachal, he emphasized on enlisting of youths to which Rawat agreed to do his best, the communique added.