Manipur CM, Assam Rifles Official Discuss Security Situation In India-Myanmar Border Area - Eastern Mirror
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Manipur CM, Assam Rifles official discuss security situation in India-Myanmar border area

By IANS Updated: Mar 15, 2024 10:28 pm

IMPHAL — Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday discussed issues relating to the security situation on the state’s border with Myanmar and other matters with a top Assam Rifles official.

After the meeting, Biren Singh said on X: “Maj Gen Ravroop, IGAR (South) called on me at my secretariat office today. Had a productive discussion on the security measures being undertaken at border areas and vulnerable spots, while focusing on combating illicit trafficking of contraband items, anti-national elements, and the enforcement of law and order in the region.”

A Manipur Home Department official said that the Chief Minister asked Major General Ravroop Singh to ensure the total prevention of cross-border movements by inimical elements and smuggling of drugs and other contraband.

The Manipur government has recently deployed a large contingent of state commando forces and asked the Assam Rifles, deployed on the border, and other central armed police forces to tighten security.

Chief Minister Biren Singh has often claimed that inimical elements, including insurgents and illegal immigrants, used the India-Myanmar border in Manipur, creating serious problems for the state and India.

The Home Department official said that of the 398-km-long India-Myanmar border in Manipur, spanning five districts, a 10 km stretch along Moreh has already been fenced, and work covering approximately 20 km has also been sanctioned by the Union Home Ministry.

By IANS Updated: Mar 15, 2024 10:28:31 pm
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