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Manipur CM N Biren Singh draws attention to influx threats from Myanmar

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Dec 16, 2023 11:25 pm
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N Biren Singh speaking during the Vijay Diwas observation at the 1st Manipur Rifles Banquet Hall in Imphal on Saturday.

IMPHAL — Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh, cautioned on Saturday against underestimating the developments in border areas, particularly drawing attention to the situation in Myanmar.

He was speaking as the chief guest during the Vijay Diwas (Indo-Pak War 1971) observation at the 1st Manipur Rifles Banquet Hall in Imphal in the presence of Agriculture and Forest Minister Th Biswajit Singh during the state-level observation.

He pointed out the potential challenges associated with the influx of foreigners and stressed the need for vigilance. Furthermore, the Chief Minister highlighted ongoing efforts in the areas of Kamjong and Ukhrul, utilising biometrics under the respective DCs.

He urged security forces not to overlook regions like Behiang, situated along the Myanmar border, emphasising the importance of taking these areas seriously in light of reports of intense conflict in the neighbouring country.

He also expressed the need for similar and proper camps with biometric and civil police teams in various border areas. He continued that they cannot deny humanitarian assistance to those fleeing their country due to the violence. He, however, stressed the need to identify individuals by collecting biometric data and offering temporary shelter.

“We are only asking them not to construct villages in the state,” he said.

Meanwhile, he highlighted the significance of maintaining strong diplomatic relations with neighbouring countries as part of India’s foreign policy. He specifically commended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts in developing international relations, citing positive engagements with neighbouring nations such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Dec 16, 2023 11:25:29 pm
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